Guided tour

Charleston: Historical Walking Tour with Storytelling

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Charleston: Historical Walking Tour with Storytelling

Activity provider: Holy City History Tours

From US$ 37.33 per person

Take a guided walking tour to explore Charleston, and discover the history of pirates and patriots who helped found this city.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a historical walking tour with an expert guide
  • Admire beautiful mansions and breathtaking views of the Charleston Harbor
  • Stand on the same ground where pirates and robber barons met their fate
  • Learn about the prisoners who were held in the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
  • Hear tales of George Washington’s visit to Charleston in 1791
Full description
Stroll through Charleston’s oldest neighborhood on a guided walking tour, led by an expert guide. Learn about the women and men – both pirates and patriots – who first founded the city, as you discover its highlights. The tour begins in front of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of Charleston’s oldest and most historical buildings. Continue down East Bay Street, passing Rainbow Row. See period mansions, and admire the views of Charleston Harbor and White Point Garden. Walk in the footsteps of pirates and their captors, as your guide tells you stories of looting and plundering. Wander the streets and alleys of Charleston’s South of Broad neighborhood. Learn about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the founding of America. Head back to the starting point, passing the Four Corners of the Law and the shops and residences on Broad Street. Your experience includes entrance to both the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Philip Simmons House.
Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Guide
  • Entrance to Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Entrance to Philip Simmons House
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet by the benches next to the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Tours take place rain or shine.
  • $1 from each tour ticket will be donated to both the Philip Simmons Foundation and the Halsey Gallery
  • Entrance to Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is included in the ticket price
  • Entrance to Philip Simmons House is included in the ticket price
  • Tips are not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

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We had a great time. Larry Gerald is very knowledgeable and quite the historian. He truly made our trip more complete. We could have spent another 2 hours with him,

April 30, 2022

Tour guide was amazing!

April 30, 2022

Larry is amazing! Very knowledgeable and entertaining

April 6, 2022

Product ID: 392985