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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.
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.
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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
walking tour with teens

The tour company was able to fit us (2 adults and 3 teens/tweens) in at the last minute which was appreciated. Evans was an excellent tour guide with endless information about the city. It was very hot the day we did the tour and, although...More

1  Thank pat k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting and Informative Tour

I have been on many walking tours, so I feel that I am able to give a good comparison. Our tour guide, Jim was incredibly knowledgeable and provided us with very interesting facts about Charleston as well as colorful stories. This was my first tour...More

1  Thank Paige H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderfully Informative History Tour

My entire family took this tour last week with Jim as our guide. He was fantastic! Very courteous, thoughtful and so full of tidbits of information of not only the sights we walked to but just about anything Charleston. It was well worth the fee...More

Thank golfwidow286
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent Tour!

When our tour guide Evans Byrd, put on his Alabama cap I thought "Oh no, we are going to have to look at a coloring book for descriptions!". Actually, Evans was an outstanding and informative tour guide who is a native of the area. I...More

Thank av8nautiger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic walking tour

My husband and I took this walking tour on 7/25. It was wonderful. Our guide (Steve) was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The 2 hour length was perfect. Our tour guide answered my history buff husband’s questions patiently, and kept the tour interesting throughout. Charleston...More

Thank nkvmd
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Bryan J
22 June 2018|
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Response from Journey-Destination | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Dogs may not be allowed inside historical buildings. And it is quite a walk not sure if boys can keep up if too young and may get tired easily. -Hetal
David L
16 June 2018|
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It might depend on the guide but I would definitely call it a leisurely pace without a lot of hills or steps. We are 69 and 75 and I have some hip issues but I had no problem with this 2 hour walk.
18 May 2018|
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Response from Plb50 | Reviewed this property |
That would be annoying to others