Charleston: Historical Walking Tour

Charleston: Historical Walking Tour

From $22 per person

Explore North America's only English walled city - Charleston. Accompanied by an expert guide, stroll though quaint cobblestone streets while learning about the city's fascinating, turbulent past and its unique place in the history of the United States.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the historical walled city of Charleston on an enlightening 2-hour walking tour
  • Visit key sites such as churches and colonial homes
  • Hear tales of pirates, patriots, belles and balls from a 7th generation Charlestonian and expert storyteller
Full description
An exciting walking tour of the only English walled city in North America - Charleston! Once the leading seaport of the thirteen colonies and later the United States, historical Charleston is waiting to be discovered. On this 2-hour walking tour, you will learn about the intriguing history of Charleston from veteran guide Al Ray. See pre-and-post colonial homes, storefronts, churches and public buildings while Ray recounts the rich tales and legends of Charleston's proud and turbulent past. Learn the meanings of the ancient symbols on the tombstones, the city's history of rapid growth and rampant piracy, and the rise of the rice planters. Listen to your charismatic guide describe the numerous disasters, such as seven major fires, numerous hurricanes, epidemics, sieges and bombardments, plus a major earthquake, that have struck the city over its long and colourful history.
Includes
  • Two hour walking tour with professional guide
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Tour meets at Historic Charleston Foundation Gift Shop at 108 Meeting Street

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  • This is a walking tour, be sure to wear comfortable shoes, In warm weather, don't forget the sunscreen and bottled water!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 111 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    5/5
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I always look for small group walking tours as I find them more educational. Plus you tend to see things that most people overlook or don’t know about because it’s not considered a “high point.” Al was amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable and took us through all these little alleys to so many points that were on my list that I was able to check them off! He also gave great restaurant recommendations to get the seasons current delicacy of she crab soup and soft shell crabs! Thanks Al for a very educational and fun walking tour.

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April 12, 2021

Absolutely fabulous. Alfred was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining to listen to, and full of fun details. The amount of information he had -from a wide array of topics- was incredible. From the history of every decade in the area, to the Architecture, And even the plant life. We walked around the majority of the old town- he knew all the secret passages And most beautiful Alleyways to go through. Such a great tour. We went with our 4 young children, and the pace was perfect as we got to stop all along the way and admire different things he told us about. It was worth every single penny, the highlight of our trip and an absolute must. It made everything else we did in Charleston more meaningful because he gave us such a great base understanding of all facets of this lovely town.

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April 11, 2021

Al was so accommodating. We were the only people on his tour so he ask where we want to go. We said somewhere off the usual path. We loved the many places he took us and enjoyed his wonderful story telling. Think this is the best Charleston tour we were ever on.

January 21, 2020

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