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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour provided by Lowcountry Walking Tours

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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 25/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
Please note that while the City of Charleston is requiring that masks be worn in public places, our guides are permitted to pull their masks down when talking as long as they are socially distanced from the group. Group size limited to 13 guests per tour guide. Tour is conducted entirely outside.
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Updated 25/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this walking tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages. 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.   
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    122 E Bay St
    122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Please meet your tour guide on the North side of the Old Exchange Building where the benches are.
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  • 1
    Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Heyward-Washington House
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Philadelphia Alley
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    St. Philip's Church
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    122 E Bay St
    122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Please meet your tour guide on the North side of the Old Exchange Building where the benches are.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Book now to guarantee your spot on this tour
  • See hidden passages and alleyways you wouldn’t be able to find on your own
  • Learn history about Charleston during the Civil and Revolutionary Wars 
  • Convenient, easy-to-find meeting place for a stress-free experience
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 and discover the historic St. Philip's Episcopal Church Your guide also tells you about Charleston during the colonial period, the American Civil War, and the Revolutionary War. Your tour ends near the starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Carly J wrote a review 17 Jan
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This was by far the best tour we did in Charleston. Jim is absolutely phenomenal. He takes the time to point out specific details behind the scenes of the city of Charleston and it was worth every single minute of it. I was upset it only lasted as long as it did. If you’re in
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Response from Lowcountry, Manager at Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much! It is amazing to hear that Jim's tour was the best tour you did. Your recommendation means everything to us. Hope to see you the next time you are in our beautiful city!
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Mike C wrote a review 17 Jan
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Jim was very knowledgeable and a perfect example of southern hospitality. Definitely reccomend this tour.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Lowcountry, Manager at Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much, Michael. We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to others! We hope you will consider joining us again next time.
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NWTraveler73 wrote a review 16 Jan
Pacific NW13 contributions1,806 helpful vote
Our tour guide, Evans, did a phenomenal job of sharing the history of Charleston with our group. It was time and money well-spent!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Lowcountry, Manager at Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you tons for your vote of confidence! We are thrilled that you felt the tour was a great value. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Evans. We hope to see you again soon!
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Mark S wrote a review 8 Jan
Eden Prairie, Minnesota1 contribution
Our tour guide, Steve Bailey, was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Lots of fun historical and architectural facts about Charleston. I highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Lowcountry, Manager at Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you SO much for your complimentary review and for recommending our tour to others. Steve will be thrilled to know he was able to deliver such a notable experience. We look forward to sharing another walk with you soon!
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Rich22514 wrote a review 4 Jan
Rochester, New York22 contributions5 helpful votes
Toured with Evans as our guide and had a great time. Extremely knowledgeable guide. I would highly recommend this tour to get a boots on the ground feel for Charleston history.
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cassidylbartlett
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Best Way to Spend Your Day in Charleston
We had an amazing day in Charleston learning about its history and charm. Our tour guide, Jim, was kind, knowledgea
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lynnmedina
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fun day of walking
Had fun on the walking tour with Jim. He has a lot if historical information to share. If you pass a building of
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Nicole A
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Always learning something new about Charleston!
We had a great downtown historic tour with Evans of Low Country Walking Tours this week. We have taken many tours
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LB50
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We took the hidden alley tour, and it was quite interesting
Our tour guide was excellent. Even with a face mask on, he was easy to hear, very articulate, and knowledgeable.
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Barbara J
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Excellent walking tour!
We did their Alleys and Hidden Passages tour. Our guide, Jim, did a great job informing and entertaining us. He s
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mwspearsjr
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Great Tour
Steve did an excellent job presenting the history of the city and creating an enjoyable experience! He is very know
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chajohn10
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Good tour with great history
Dennis Mardis was our guide and added many historical twists that added more insight to our rookies guide to Charle
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rawband
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Great visit
We learned a lot and had a great time. Dennis was a wonderful guide. We highly recommend this tour to learn and s
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rgjunk3812020
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Charming Charleston
Our tour was outstanding. The guide was engaging, knowledgeable, and experienced in responding and answering our qu
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Tap100620
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Great walking tour off the beaten path
Just when we thought we saw everything there was to see, Jim Gresham showed us beautiful hidden alleys and corners
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Dream244703
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Height of Folly
Came to celebrate my 50th birthday. Great location beautiful home! We had a wonderful stay! Close to Charleston and
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861gary
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Fun and informative time.
Our tour guide Evan was both informative and funny. This was our first trip to Charleston and the tour proved to b
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hbhakh
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Excellent Tour
Low Country Walking Tours does a great job. This was our second time. We took the downtown tour on a Saturday. Th
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verona64
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A Great Experience
I took the Alleys and Hidden Passages walking tour last month in Charleston..Jim our tour guide did a great job tel
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dianebiery
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Knowledgable and personable Guide
Evans was the perfect guide for our Charleston Walking Tour. A native Charlestonian with extensive knowledge of loc
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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