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Historic Charleston Walking Tour

  • Walking tour of downtown Charleston brings history to life
  • Guide tells key stories from Charleston’s rich history
  • See top city attractions: Old Exchange Building, the Battery, and more
Historic Charleston Walking Tour
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10:00am Historic Walking TourMost Popular
Discover the essentials of historic Charleston on this approximately 2 hour walk through the downtown historic district. A wonderful introduction to the "Holy City". This tour departs at 10:00 am.
From US$20.00
2:00pm Historic Walking Tour
Join us for an afternoon stroll through the Historic District. Tour departs at 2:00pm from outside City Hall located at 80 Broad Street.
From US$20.00
Without a guided tour, you’re likely to miss the tales from Charleston’s rich 400-year history that make this city one of the top destinations in the United States. A guide brings the Holy City to life by pointing out the buildings, monuments, and other historic attractions that mark Charleston’s development from an early colonial settlement to the thriving hub of Southern culture that it is today.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in downtown Charleston to begin your walking tour. Starting at the Four Corners of Law, stroll down cobbled alleyways and past pastel-colored buildings populating the historic core of the city.
Pass top sights such as St. Philip’s Church, White Point Gardens, Dock Street Theatre, and the Battery as your guide provides information about Charleston’s colorful history as one of the earliest cities in the United States, its role in the Civil War, and its recent revival. Plenty of stops for photos and questions help you make the most of your tour.
Thanks to Charleston’s small size, two hours is just enough to see the historic district’s top attractions, leaving you free to explore the rest of the day on your own.
Reviews (165)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy was incredible!

We had such a wonderful time with Amy's Walking Tour on 1/18/19 at 2pm. She is so knowledgeable and interesting and we learned so much about the history of Charleston. I highly recommend this tour - and with Amy!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kathi H
Reviewed 2 days ago
Informative walking tour

Jim (not sure of his last name) provided a great walking tour. We saw a sampling of historic stops on the tour with great information of each from Jim. The spots I found most intriguing were along the old waterfront. Understanding how some areas served...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank panonymous1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A must do

Our tour guide, Jim, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We learned much more from this tour then the carriage ride. He also gave us pointers on other things to see and do. We would highly recommend this tour.

Thank 206kevins
Reviewed 1 week ago
Captain Bob was Great

We were in Charleston for the day and Captain Bob was a Great tour guide. His knowledge on the History of the area without having to refer to his notes was amazing. My family would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to explore Charleston...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carl P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Wonderful afternoon

Walks of Charleston was probably one of the best ways to spend a part of our afternoon in Charleston. Jim our tour guide made sure we knew where to meet pre tour. The tour went by buildings and areas you read and see in tour...More

Thank betseyjohnson
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19 January 2019|
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Response from Roger W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We parked in a garage a block away.
Dave D
5 January 2019|
Response from jcourtney6 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I’m not sure. Everyone from our group bought there’s through TripAdvisor. I’m sure there are some walking tours that you can book in person through the visitors center though :) I do highly recommend this specific... More