Guided tour

Charleston: French Quarter Guided Walk

Activity provider: Walks In History

Charleston: French Quarter Guided Walk

Activity provider: Walks In History

From US$ 30 per person

Explore Charleston's fabled walled city in the oldest French Quarter in the United States. This informative 2-hour stroll with a Charleston certified tour guide explores the highlights of the historic district, national landmarks, and the majestic harbor.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the centuries-old Gothic Revival dripping spires of America's oldest French Huguenot Church
  • Walk along alleyways and cobblestone streets, by redans, and through churchyards as you listen to historic highlights
  • Admire architecture and points of interest you might not see on your own
Full description
The tour highlights include the imposing 4 corners of Law and its four nationally historic registered buildings of St. Michael’s Church (ca.1752), where President George Washington, General Charles Pinckney, and Marquis de Lafayette worshiped, Charleston's Federal building (ca. 1896), Charleston County Courthouse (ca.1790) designed by John Hoban who designed The White House in D.C., and Gabriel Manigault's City Hall (ca. 1800). The tour swings back down Charleston's longest cobblestone road to see a glimpse of the Dock Street Theater (ca.1735), the oldest French Huguenot Church (ca.1681), St. Phillip's Church (congregation's history dating back to 1680), the Bermuda stone-built Pink House (ca.1688-1712),  historic baracoon / slave hotel, Unity Alley, and ends with the breathtaking view of the harbor castle, forts, islands, and Atlantic Ocean. Two Hour Option: Spend an enjoyable 2 hours walking along the old walled city perimeter with its cobblestone roads and alleys in the steps of Charleston's French merchants and other European forefathers. Your native storyteller/guide will show you some of America's earliest architecture and national historic landmarks. Visit the oldest burial grounds to see the final resting place of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, and take in the remains of a 17th-century drawbridge. Admire beautiful parks with historic monuments, and expansive views of Charleston's great harbor with its castles and forts that shaped much of America's maritime and military history. Charleston's French Quarter is home to many fine historic buildings, including: • the Pink House (c. 1688-1712) • the Old Slave Mart baracoon where slaves were confined in the 1850s • many of America's first churches dating back to the 1600s • Dock Street Theater, where the first theatrical performances were held in the U.S. • the imposing 4 Corners of Law with its 1752 St. Michael’s Church attended by George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette • the headquarters of General Robert E. Lee • the Old Exchange Building • and many more!
Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • No transport is included on this activity

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

There are benches available and a public parking garage directly opposite the meeting point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring water and sunglasses if the weather is warm and sunny, and wear comfortable shoes
  • Cancellations within 24-hours are non-refundable, however, you will be allowed to reschedule your tour date
  • Tours run rain or shine. If supplier cancels due to inclement weather you will be offered a refund or you can reschedule your tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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The guide,Geordi?, was awesome! We were the only ones in that group, so we got a private tour. He changed up the tour according to what we wanted and was very accommodating to all of our potty breaks. :) he was full of knowledge about Charleston and even recommended places to visit and eat. It was a hot day, but the tour was so interesting, that we did t even think about the heat.

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September 8, 2022

Our guide, Jordy, was great. He was very versed in everything from history, religion, and current events to recommending a good rooftop bar! We had a great time and would highly recommend him to others. He answered any and all questions and also was very humorous. Loved it. Tom & Debbie McDonald, Albany, New York.

April 19, 2022

Georgie was awesome giving me and a nice lady from Boston an almost private 2 hour tour. Even though he was born and raised in Charleston, he took nothing for granted when presenting some of the more important sites. He was also (noticeably) kind and respectful of other tours going on simultaneously, having us go around them. In addition, Georgie showed a grand sense of curiosity finding a new gem or two to add to his quiver of knowledge.

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March 11, 2020

Product ID: 46311