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2-Hour Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour

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2-Hour Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities — Charleston, South Carolina — on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. Visit points of interest including Chalmers Street and the Old Slave Mart; the Dock Street Theatre in the historic French Quarter neighborhood; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; plus St. Michael's Alley, Washington Square and White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and many more.
  • Visit one of America’s most historic cities
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Downtown Charleston
  • Visit many popular points of interest
  • Learn about Charleston’s role in American history
  • An educational and entertaining tour for the entire family
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2-Hour Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour
Explore Charleston's Historic District, including the French Quarter
Hear the tales of historic churches and view the city architecture
Professional & Licensed Local Guide
Learn about the history and events that shaped Charleston
Several popular points of interest including Rainbow Row
Explore the residential area "South of Broad"
Stroll through the quaint and charming streets of the historic district
Gratuities
80 Broad St , 80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Please meet your tour guide outside City Hall on the corner of Meeting St and Broad St at the "Four Corners of Law"

The Battery , Charleston, SC 29401, USA

The end point will vary depending on the guide and the route taken, but will only be a few blocks away from the start and the guide will always walk you back to the start if requested.

This guided educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins at the designated meeting spot.

Visit points of interest like the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building and the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history featuring pirates, patriots and presidents alike.

Also, see the Pink House, one of the oldest buildings in South Carolina and the oldest building in Charleston; St. Michael's Episcopal Church, the oldest surviving religious structure in Charleston; the secluded, 1-block stretch of Philadelphia Alley — plus a plethora of historic homes, churches and other landmark locations.

Along the way, learn about Charleston’s pivotal role in American history, from the American Revolution to the Civil War and beyond.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Charleston City Hall
The tour will begin outside City Hall which is one of the pillars of the "Four Corners of Law"
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Washington Square
Learn about Washington Square Park
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Michael's Church
Learn about this historic Church where George Washington once worshipped.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rainbow Row
Learn the history of the famous houses along Rainbow Row.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Learn about the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Battery & White Point Gardens
Stroll along the seawall and learn about the inhabitants of the stately Mansions along the "Battery".
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lowcountry Walking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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star-5
Great tour of Charleston
Judy_T
, Jul 2022
Our tour was great and our guide was so full of knowledge. We learned so many things about Charleston . Definable would recommend this to anyone coming yo the area for the first time.
star-5
Excellent tour and guide!
Steve_T
, Jul 2022
Laurence was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Introduction to Charleston
Pauline_E
, May 2022
Laurence was very knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. He pointed out historical markers, the history of Charleston and what the future of the city looks like. He gave recommendations of food, drinks and site seeing. Highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Dennis did a great job!...
Brenda_B
, May 2022
Dennis did a great job! Very knowledgeable, pleasant with a good sense of humor. Loved his tips about places to visit.
star-5
My husband and I really...
Natasha_C
, May 2022
My husband and I really enjoyed this walking tour. Our tour guide Evans was excellent. We learned a lot about the history of Charleston & loved Evans passion for the city & its history.
star-5
Meandering Through a Beautiful Historic City
Michelle_M
, May 2022
Dennis was an excellent guide. He was very informative, & quite entertaining w/ his stories. He showed us various places of interests along with those shady alleys. I would definitely recommend his tour!
star-5
Great story teller
Norine_N
, May 2022
Lawrence was our guide. He was informative and a great story teller peppered with a bit of humour and well-paced. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour.
star-5
Tour with smaller group
Xinfei_H
, May 2022
Well covered many historic area and the history of Charleston. Also the tour group is relatively small.
star-5
Historic walking tour
Susan_O
, Apr 2022
Knowledge that our guide had and he had a great sense of humor. I would recommend him for anyone taking this tour
star-5
Outstanding
Caroline_Z
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Dennis was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Our trip inside the theatre was very memorable. The tour was well organized and safe. We also enjoyed going inside the gunpowder storage building, as well as the rainbow homes.
star-5
A very enjoyable day
Douglas_C
, Apr 2022
Dennis very knowledgeable, lots of history. A very enjoyable day. Walking to different areas was great.
star-5
Great introduction to the city
Samantha_C
, Apr 2022
I'd booked in advance but received a text to offer me an alternative slot as the weather forecast was bad for our booked time. We took up the offer and did the tour in the morning with Kay. She's very bubbly and friendly - she seemed to know half the town! - and extremely knowledgable. This was a great introduction to the city, with lots of history, some architectural facts, cultural information and all overlaid with a lot of humour. The length of the tour was just about right and I thought the price was fair. We re-visited some of our favourite areas the next day when the sun came out! Definitely recommended.
star-5
No real one item...
Robert_G
, Apr 2022
No real one item that stood out. The whole tour was excellent. Our guide even provided some suggestions for me to follow up with.
star-5
Amy was a wonderful...
Kim_P
, Jan 2022
Amy was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable of Charleston history and happy to answer any questions.
star-5
First time visit to Charleston
Phil_V
, Dec 2021
Our guide Kay was terrific, very engaging and knowledgeable. Great way to get to know Charleston on our first visit to the city. Excellent blend of history and modern Charleston - plus getting exercise on a beautiful day
star-5
Dennis was a great tour...
Zhijun_Z
, Dec 2021
Dennis was a great tour guide. We were also lucky as the weather was perfect. We learned a lot about Charleston. Highly recommended!
star-5
Dennis was great -...
Marianne_S
, Dec 2021
Dennis was great - knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining. I would have like it the tour to continue. Highly recommend.
star-5
Great ecperience
Michael_P
, Nov 2021
Tour was on time. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Enjoyed hearing the history and see it in person.
star-5
Our guide, Mark, provided...
jstewart7725
, Nov 2021
Our guide, Mark, provided historical facts in a fun and detailed way. We learned so much about Charleston’s formation
star-5
Dennis was a terrific...
Karen_H
, Oct 2021
Dennis was a terrific guide and incredibly knowledgeable. We had a great time and learned quite a bit about the history of Charleston.

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