We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages

Highlights
  • Book now to guarantee your spot on this once-a-day tour
  • See hidden passages and alleyways you wouldn’t be able to find on your own
  • Visit a restaurant where George Washington ate
More
Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages
From US$25.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
2:00pm Alley's and PassagewaysMost Popular
Come explore some of Charleston's most enchanting alleys and hidden passages on this small group tour. This tour departs at 2:00pm from the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon!
From US$25.00
9:30am Alley's and Passageways
Come explore some of Charleston's most enchanting alleys and hidden passages on this small group tour. This tour departs at 9:30am from the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon!
From US$25.00
Overview

Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this walking tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages, offered only a few times a day. Your guide knows the quickest routes around the city to show you multiple highlights in just a few hours. Plus, some of the passageways are so hidden, you’d never see them without someone to show you the way.   

What to Expect
Your tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages starts at the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, which was built in 1771. Meet your guide, and set out on your journey through the city.

As you go, listen to fun facts about Charleston’s past and present. See Rainbow Row, one of the longest clusters of Georgian row houses in the United States and the Heyward-Washington House. Stroll along one of the city’s oldest streets, Longitude Lane, and discover mysterious spots such as Stoll’s Alley. Pop into McCrady's, a place where George Washington once ate.

Your guide will also tell you about Charleston during the colonial period, the American Civil War, and the Revolutionary War.

After about two hours, your tour ends near the starting point.
Reviews (130)
1 - 5 of 110 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Hidden Gems (Tour & Tour Guide)

After taking the historical tour with the Lowcountry Walking Tours the previous day really enjoying it, we were excited to venture into some other “less known” areas with the Alley’s and Hidden Passages tour. We were delighted to have Jim again as our tour guide....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jag427
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great insiders look into Historic Charleston

Jim, our guide gave us a great insight into some of the subtle details within the architecture, history and back stories of the areas we were walking through. As the name of the tour implies, we went slightly off the main paths most of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 644blakeh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Favorite Part of Our Charleston Visit!

Our group of four decided to head to Charleston for a fun and relaxing four night getaway. The walking tour we took, with our incredible guide, Jim Gresham, was the highlight of our vacation! He is the perfect guide, in every way. His vast knowledge,...More

Thank cbstru
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour guide

This was a really good tour, and went some places that other tours don't mention or go. Jim was excellent and we enjoyed spending two hours with him.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fabulous, Informative Walk through Charleston!

What a great walk around a fabulous city! Our guide, Jim, was great. Very knowledgeable about everything Charleston. I loved that he took us to see things off the beaten path. He gave us in-depth information that helped us travel back in time. We loved...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Teri C
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
202milesk
23 November 2018|
Answer
Response from grnthumb2018 | Reviewed this property |
Gee, I would guess that would totally be o.k. The tour is for the most part outdoors.
0
Votes
Christi M
16 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from FordFocusKY | Reviewed this property |
Not for kids. It’s a lot of historical information. The passages are just small alleys. I have 6, 9, and 11 year old boys and they wouldn’t have liked it.
1
Vote
Janice D
2 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Daya888 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this. I think this one is good - you’ll see different houses/structures, alleys and some history. It’s a bit of both. Hope this helps.
1
Vote