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Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages

  • Book now to guarantee your spot on this once-a-day tour
  • See hidden passages and alleyways you wouldn’t be able to find on your own
  • Visit a restaurant where George Washington ate
Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages
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2:00pm Alley's and PassagewaysMost Popular
Come explore some of Charleston's most enchanting alleys and hidden passages on this small group tour. This tour departs at 2:00pm from the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon!
From US$25.00
9:30am Alley's and Passageways
Come explore some of Charleston's most enchanting alleys and hidden passages on this small group tour. This tour departs at 9:30am from the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon!
From US$25.00

Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this walking tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages, offered only a few times a day. Your guide knows the quickest routes around the city to show you multiple highlights in just a few hours. Plus, some of the passageways are so hidden, you’d never see them without someone to show you the way.   

What to Expect
Your tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages starts at the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, which was built in 1771. Meet your guide, and set out on your journey through the city.

As you go, listen to fun facts about Charleston’s past and present. See Rainbow Row, one of the longest clusters of Georgian row houses in the United States and the Heyward-Washington House. Stroll along one of the city’s oldest streets, Longitude Lane, and discover mysterious spots such as Stoll’s Alley. Pop into McCrady's, a place where George Washington once ate.

Your guide will also tell you about Charleston during the colonial period, the American Civil War, and the Revolutionary War.

After about two hours, your tour ends near the starting point.
Reviews (123)
1 - 5 of 105 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Our guide, Jim, was delightful and so knowledgeable!

There were 4 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed Jim's tour. He was engaging and full of great historical information. We had to duck out a little early to get our visitors to the airport, so we will do this tour again!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Ann C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worthwhile walking tour!

I am not much of a 'tour person,' in general, but I enjoyed this tour. Jim is a great guide who loves the area and knows interesting stories about Charleston and historical figures. If you want to go 'off the beaten path' a bit, you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank SoloTraveler2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Off the beaten path

I'd been to Charleston before and ebonly had one afternoon, so this sounded different. We went on some small streets and alleys, saw different kinds of house and learned how they were used. We got to peek into some backyards too.

1  Thank faye57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Alley walking tou

We had Bill S. as our tour guide on Nov 12. He was great, learned a lot of history, and got to see a lot.

Thank 459johnf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent Walk Around Charleston

We were two couples following Jim Gresham around the back streets and alleys of the French Quarter and other areas of historic Charleston. It was a great way to learn about the city's history and architecture and to hear a few memorable stories. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nelson T
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23 November 2018|
Response from grnthumb2018 | Reviewed this property |
Gee, I would guess that would totally be o.k. The tour is for the most part outdoors.
Christi M
15 July 2018|
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Response from FordFocusKY | Reviewed this property |
Not for kids. It’s a lot of historical information. The passages are just small alleys. I have 6, 9, and 11 year old boys and they wouldn’t have liked it.
Janice D
1 June 2018|
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Response from Daya888 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this. I think this one is good - you’ll see different houses/structures, alleys and some history. It’s a bit of both. Hope this helps.