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St. Philip's Church, Charleston: Our most recommended tours and activities

Charleston: Speakeasy Sagas Prohibition Pub Crawl

1. Charleston: Speakeasy Sagas Prohibition Pub Crawl

Learn more about Charleston during Prohibition on a lively guided tour. Hop from bar to bar and sip on delicious cocktails as you hear funny and outlandish stories from the 1920s. Meet your guide in downtown Charleston for a combination history tour and bar crawl. Hear more about the lesser-known characters who made names for themselves in the era of Prohibition. Discover the wild and wacky legends that you may not have heard of before, but you’ll never be able to forget. As you explore the bars and cocktail lounges of the present day, enjoy delicious cocktails to get your night off to a great start. Get an accurate picture of the nightlife of the city in the present day as you explore its most vibrant streets.

Charleston: Haunted Bar Crawl with Tarot Reading

2. 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.

Charleston: Ghost Stories Guided Walking Tour

3. Charleston: Ghost Stories Guided Walking Tour

Face your fears on a ghostly tour of Charleston’s historic French Quarter. See a new side of South Carolina as your guide tells ghastly stories of specters, death, disease, and burial practices. Choose to explore in the evening or by night, however much horror you dare to handle. Meet your guide and begin your haunted walk through Charleston. Walk to the gates of ancient churchyards, peer through the bars, and view the graves of those long gone. Stroll by haunted homes and hear the stories that go bump in the night. Find yourself at Poogan's Porch, the most haunted restaurant in Charleston. Hear its spooky tales and see if you can catch a ghost moving around. Then, discover bone-chilling stories of the Haunted Mills House Hotel. Walk down Philadelphia Alley, where many duels were once settled.

Charleston: Historic Downtown Exploration Game

4. Charleston: Historic Downtown Exploration Game

The city game starts at St. Philip’s Church. It will take you between 2 to 2.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Saint Michael’s Church. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Charleston: Self-Guided Ghost Tour

5. Charleston: Self-Guided Ghost Tour

Hear scary stories, discover spooky legends, and learn about Charleston's dark side on an eerie self-guided walking tour. Charged smartphone in hand, set out on a ghoulish tour that takes you to Charleston's most haunted sites. Listen to ghost stories like the legend of the woman in black, the haunting of the Dock Street Theater, St. Philips Church and the Ghost of the Weeping Woman, and many more. Stop outside haunted pubs, using the opportunity to refuel with a quick bite or beer before continuing your adventure. The tour is app-based and uses GPS navigation, so you can go at your own pace and take the tour at any time, even exploring the city during the witching hour if you like. 

The French Quarter: GPS Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

6. 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: Self-Guided Audio History Walking Tour

7. Charleston: Self-Guided Audio History Walking Tour

Enjoy a journey of over 300 years of history in Charleston on a self-guided walking tour. Explore the French Quarter’s iconic sights, Old Customs House, and more at your own pace with the magic of an audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Start your tour at the famous City Market and have a chance to grab a cup of coffee or a quick bite before stepping into a time machine to explore Charleston’s rich and fascinating past. Visit the scenic Pineapple Foundation in Waterfront Park, Old Exchange, and the Provost Building. Take a stroll down memory lane to visit some of the city’s oldest and best-preserved homes. Hear about the revolutionary Civil War and Charleston’s connection to the slave trade. Discover the facts about why George Washington stayed in the city for three days straight during his tour of the South. You will know the significance of the pineapple in the area. Walk through the beautiful lanes and hear the stories behind the famous buildings of Charleston. 

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What people are saying about St. Philip's Church, Charleston

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Great tour that gives you the history of prohibition and my interesting personal stories from our guide Don. You get visit 4 different bars and try 4 different cocktails while Don is explaining all the history and stories. I think it was fun and something different then the usual tours. The only thing I would suggest...is to be in a quieter spot in these bars...very hard to hear what Don was saying with the music and people chatter. The cocktails served were good...I would suggest a rum drink instead of 2 gin drinks.

The tour was fantastic because of Micheal. He knows a lot about Charleston’s history. He was a joy to be around and our group really hit it off with him. He really is a wonderful tour guide. I would for sure take another tour if he was the guide.

What a great tour. So much fun and informative. Don was great and so friendly. Not a lot of walking was involved, which made even better. The four drinks were fabulous.

Exciting way to explore the city! I look forward to listening again from home and checking another city on a new adventure!

Awesome tour, great stories and history and drinks were delicious