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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Overview

Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided walking tour. Visit points of interest including Charleston City Hall; the Dock Street Theatre, America’s first theatre; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter, and many more.
  • Take a walking tour of Charleston, South Carolina
  • Visit many of the city’s historic points of interest
  • Enjoy a great view of Fort Sumter
  • Fun for the entire family
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2-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Charleston
Professional & Licensed Local Guide
Stroll through the quaint and charming streets of the historic district
Learn about the history and events that shaped Charleston
Explore notable sites in the French Quarter
Several popular points of interest including Rainbow Row
Explore the residential area "South of Broad"
Gratuities
80 Broad St , 80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Please meet your tour guide outside City Hall on the corner of Meeting St and Broad St.

The Battery , Charleston, SC 29401, USA

The end location will vary depending on the guide and route taken, but they will always walk you back to the start if requested.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are strongly advised
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions. Please check the forecast prior to the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walks of Charleston
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Is there parking available near the departure point for the 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour?
A:There are several “pay as you go” parking garages and open-air lots scattered throughout the downtown area. If you are joining us for the Charleston History Tour, we recommend the parking garage at 85 Queen Street.
Feb 2021
Q:
What happens if it rains on the day of my 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour?
A:We generally have a “rain or shine” policy but may cancel tours in potentially dangerous weather conditions. If we must cancel your tour, we will notify you by email, phone, or both and a reschedule or full refund will be offered.
Feb 2021

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  • "Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking or standing for the majority of the tour." See review
  • "Highly recommend this tour before you look at any others!" See review
  • "A good time to visit if you want leas crowds than normal." See review

Reviews

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star-5
This is a MUST DO if you appreciate history
David_H
, May 2022
Amy was awesome!! I love a history storyteller and she had so many great stories to bring history to life. I was fascinated with the old walled city of Charleston. That part stuck out to me.
star-5
Fascinating Historic Walk Through Charleston
David_H
, May 2022
Bring good walking shoes to this tour. You will need them. That said, the tour is riveting if you are a history buff, and I am. You will see a lot and learn a lot about both the past and present of Charleston. While covering quite a bit of the French Quarter, our tour guide Amy kept us spell bound bringing history to light with her diagrams and oratory which provided us with endless intriguing stories to both educate and entertain us! This was a delightful tour!
star-5
Great experience
Cindy_R
, May 2022
Dennis was incredibly knowledgeable and made the walking tour very enjoyable. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
star-5
Enthusiastic Historic Tour Guide!
Barbara_P
, May 2022
Dennis was an awesome tour guide! His excitement for his city is clearly evident! In the heat, Dennis tried to keep us cooler by finding shady spots and air-conditioned buildings. Much appreciated!!
star-5
Awesome- highly recommend
Denise_B
, May 2022
Very informative, beautiful walk, easy pace, highly recommended! Nice breeze to make the hot day more enjoyable
star-5
History, Great Walk, Fun
Jane_L
, May 2022
All of Charleston's history in the narrative plus lots of anecdotes. Learned a lot. Great guide, Dennis
star-5
Very informative
Martin_R
, May 2022
An excellent overview of the old section of the town, plus good recommendations for food and other interests to explore.
star-5
So very worth the walk!
Michael_H
, May 2022
Kay was friendly, open, honest, and very knowledgeable. She knew so much I don’t think she could tell everything she wanted to in two hours. Time flew by as we wound around historic sites and beautiful neighborhoods. Taking note would have been impossible on such a hot steamy day but I wish I had! Great tour and would definitely recommend to my friends!
star-5
Great day with Kay.
Elizabeth_A
, May 2022
Kay was awesome! So much knowledge. Beautiful city full of history. She explained every site in great detail. Cute and funny too!
star-5
Perfect tour and guide!
Pam_R
, May 2022
Dennis was an EXCELLENT tour guide-fascinating info. delivered in an interesting fashion! He had a great sense of humor and was very friendly! Perfect tour!!!
star-5
Charmed by Charleston
24qmks6sz8
, May 2022
Our guide Dennis was great! Knowledgeable and funny! Truly a great tour for our first time visiting Charleston.
star-5
Dennis was our guide. He was excellent. Very informative
Dennis_P
, May 2022
Take the tour in the morning. Afternoon would be very hot. Bring water with you and comfortable shoes
star-5
Great tour
Michelle_B
, May 2022
Loved this tour of Charleston, Amy was so knowledgeable and fun!. The tour had great alleys and walkways we would not have found on our own. Money and time well spent. Great tour!
star-5
Great
Katherine_S
, May 2022
Wendy was really knowledgeable and did a great job keeping us cool in shady spots. We saw so many classic Charleston places. The fun stories about pirates and former presidents was perfectly offset by the harsh reality of slavery in this city.
star-5
Wendy was passionate about history
jwohlf40
, May 2022
Wendy was an absolutely amazing guide! So knowledgeable and delightful! My friend and I throughly enjoyed hearing about Charlestons history.
star-4
Worth the time!
Audrey_P
, May 2022
Liked understanding the history. I didn't realize the French/English history. So interesting! Emily was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Our guide, Evan’s, was...
Alex_S
, May 2022
Our guide, Evan’s, was very personable and shared very interesting and amusing stories. Having a native with a long, long family history of the area was great.
star-5
Walking tour
Jane_E
, May 2022
Our guide, Kay, was very knowledgeable, funny. She made the tour very enjoyable and learned many new things about the history of Charleston. Highly recommend.
star-5
Learn how Charleston survived and became one of the most beautiful cities around.
Laura_B
, May 2022
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and entertaining. She welcomed questions and asked the group questions - once a teacher always a teacher. She made the tour fun with humorous stories and so many other details you won’t find in the guidebooks.
star-5
Fun and highly informative!
Jillian_S
, May 2022
It was a fantastic tour. We learned so much. It was well paced, and it gave me a great sense of the city’s past and future. We loved our guide Emily!!!

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