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Things to do in Philadelphia Alley, Charleston

Our most recommended things to do in Philadelphia Alley, Charleston

Charleston: Death and Depravity Ghost Walking Tour

1. Charleston: Death and Depravity Ghost Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Charleston's secret dark past on this walking tour. Explore everything from the city's brothels to gritty true crime stories with your local guide, passing through the walls of Chalmers Street and the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. Meet your guide at the Ravenel Waterfront Park and begin your journey into the darker side of human nature. Get a unique look into the horrific, the scandalous, and the just-plain-weird aspects of Charleston's history. Hear stories of brothels, murders, suicides, and demonic entities as you stroll along Chalmers Street and past iconic landmarks such as the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon.

Charleston: African-American History Guided Walking Tour

2. Charleston: African-American History Guided Walking Tour

Discover the stories of the enslaved Africans that were brought to the Carolina colony on this guided walking tour in Charleston. Stop at some of the most well-preserved historical landmarks in Charleston with African-American ties.  Meet your guide outside of the 19th-century St. Philip's Church and begin your journey into the city's past. Hear about the culture of the Gullah-Geechee people. Liste as your guide paints a vivid picture of historic events from the early-1700s to the present day. Enjoy a walk through colorful Charleston while you visit significant sites such as the Charleston City Market, the Old Slave Market, and the Old City Jail. Dig deeper into the background of these sites with help from your guide. Uncover some of the colorful art and music produced by Charleston’s African-American community along the way.

Charleston: Haunted Bar Crawl with Tarot Reading

3. Charleston: Haunted Bar Crawl with Tarot Reading

Get an insider's view of Charleston's paranormal history on a walking tour with an expert local guide. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide on the steps of the US Customs House. Make your way to one of Charleston's most notorious bars and listen to ghost stories and tales of Charleston’s darker side while enjoying your favorite beverage. From the bar, walk towards a graveyard where you will learn how to spot a ghost and the spirits of those who still roam the streets. Turn the corner and walk towards a very different, but equally spooky bar. Finish the evening with more history and ghost stories and a tarot reading.

The French Quarter: GPS Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

4. The French Quarter: GPS Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Experience the beauty of the French Quarter of Charleston on a self-guided audio tour. You will receive the downloading instructions on your voucher after booking. Explore the area with an audio guide and visit famous attractions like Church Street, churches, and the Pineapple Fountain. Hear the stories of its alleys, old buildings, the Old Slave Market, Charleston Green, the Civil War, and more. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to the history of the town. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to see the sights. Feel free to stop in the shops or restaurants and try the local products of the place. Embark on a step-by-step tour through the picturesque alleyways and hidden treasures of the French Quarter by following a GPS audio guide on your smartphone.

Charleston: Ghost Stories Guided Walking Tour

5. Charleston: Ghost Stories Guided Walking Tour

Charleston may be one of the most beautiful cities in America, but there is a deeper darker side to her. Come hear their stories, chilling tales of death, of lost love, of vengeance. Come hear the stories of the Dead that still walk our city streets; the chilling tales of the Shades and Shadows that haunt these stones. Walk with us and you may find, we're not walking alone. We will share with you our in-depth knowledge of Charleston. There are so many fascinating and innovative people and events that have occurred on such a small little peninsula. Touring with Revolutionary Charleston you will see the City through the eyes of licensed tour guides that cherish Charleston for her beauty and her flaws.

Charleston: Haunted History Tour - Learn to see a Ghost

6. Charleston: Haunted History Tour - Learn to see a Ghost

Learn how to see a ghost and explore one of the most haunted cities in the world. Discover the city's 350-year history through stories of graveyards, ghosts, and ghouls. Stand in front of the most haunted graveyards in Charleston's historic district. Hear stories of the most photographed ghost in America and see the most robbed grave in Charleston. Walk down Philadelphia Alley where gunfighters and robber barons met their fate. Learn how conflicts of the old world were resolved with violence and how those who perished still haunt the city today. From each ticket sold, $1 will be donated to the Halsey Gallery and the Philip Simmons Foundation.

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What people are saying about Philadelphia Alley, Charleston

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 35 reviews

What a great idea! I loved being able to set my own pace, linger over the sights that interested me and stroll quickly pass the others. The folksy accent of the narrator took a minute to accept, but it grew on me - and the interstitial music was a perfect scene-setter! Highly recommend - the price is right and you get a great introduction to the history of the place. I didn't take advantage of the "dig deeper" options, but it seems that they go more into detail for those who want it.

our guide was entertaining, articulate and full of knowledge on Charleston's history. She was a wonderful storyteller. Best tour yet! Our daughter said it was her favorite part of the trip. We will be back!

So much fun! We had Oliver who was an AMAZING storyteller. I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Charleston, you will have a great walk thru of the city and wonderful stories of the past.

Impressive what you get to hear. Jacob was a very nice travel guide and was full of stories.

Quick, informative. Learn something and keeps you involved etc.