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Historic Charleston Walking Tour

  • Walking tour of downtown Charleston brings history to life
  • Guide tells key stories from Charleston’s rich history
  • See top city attractions: Old Exchange Building, the Battery, and more
Historic Charleston Walking Tour
From US$20.00
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10:00am Historic Walking TourMost Popular
Discover the essentials of historic Charleston on this approximately 2 hour walk through the downtown historic district. A wonderful introduction to the "Holy City". This tour departs at 10:00 am.
From US$20.00
2:00pm Historic Walking Tour
Join us for an afternoon stroll through the Historic District. Tour departs at 2:00pm from outside City Hall located at 80 Broad Street.
From US$20.00
Without a guided tour, you’re likely to miss the tales from Charleston’s rich 400-year history that make this city one of the top destinations in the United States. A guide brings the Holy City to life by pointing out the buildings, monuments, and other historic attractions that mark Charleston’s development from an early colonial settlement to the thriving hub of Southern culture that it is today.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in downtown Charleston to begin your walking tour. Starting at the Four Corners of Law, stroll down cobbled alleyways and past pastel-colored buildings populating the historic core of the city.
Pass top sights such as St. Philip’s Church, White Point Gardens, Dock Street Theatre, and the Battery as your guide provides information about Charleston’s colorful history as one of the earliest cities in the United States, its role in the Civil War, and its recent revival. Plenty of stops for photos and questions help you make the most of your tour.
Thanks to Charleston’s small size, two hours is just enough to see the historic district’s top attractions, leaving you free to explore the rest of the day on your own.
Reviews (197)
1 - 5 of 134 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Excellent guide and excellent way to see Charleston

We really enjoyed our first experience of Charleston via this two-hour walking tour. Our guide, Daniel, was very knowledgeable and experienced. He was able to answer all our questions and provide us with lots of unique insights and fun facts about Charleston's history. This was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sjm2120
Reviewed yesterday
Alleys & Hidden Passages w/ Jim Gresham

Jim did a great job from even before the tour began, through the end. He communicated clearly about the meeting place and time the tour would begin, and then followed through! He kept us moving, but was not overbearing, was very open to questions, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Judy W
Reviewed 3 days ago
Very interesting!

We enjoyed our tour. Daniel was our tour guide, and he obviously knew the Charleston history very well. We walked a lot and learned a lot. Everyone in our group enjoyed it!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ITB0676
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We take a lot of tours in our travels. Not only is Charleston a historically rich city, our tour guide Evans Byrd was fantastic. He also hosts a radio show. $20 is a great deal for this two hour tour!!

Thank my_world_oyster
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great way to experience historic Charleston.

This is an excellent way to see the historic section of Charleston. To be able to walk among the centuries old homes, tour the city hall, and explore the out of the way alleys while getting a thorough oral history is well worth your time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jack R
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Lisa G
21 January 2019|
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Response from Ann S |
Lisa, I'm from Long Island too, and the same question popped in my mind. I'd love to explore Charleston, but a scooter would be needed!
20 January 2019|
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Response from Roger W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We parked in a garage a block away.
Dave D
5 January 2019|
Response from jcourtney6 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I’m not sure. Everyone from our group bought there’s through TripAdvisor. I’m sure there are some walking tours that you can book in person through the visitors center though :) I do highly recommend this specific... More