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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 Passageways
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.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Super Sensational

Evans was our Tour Guide on a hot, hot Charleston day. He said only Canadians stand in the shade, well actually Kiwis do too, LOL. Recommend buying a water at the start as others have mentioned. Evans was so engaging, brilliant history (Robert Smalls, have...More

1  Thank Compass13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Neat experience

This tour was just what I wanted. It hit a few of the more popular sights like Rainbow Row but mostly focused on the small alleyways and incredible architecture and plants in the historic district. The tour guide, Evans, was full of interesting historical stories...More

1  Thank FordFocus31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
See a different part of Charleston

Having been to Charleston numerous times we were looking for something a bit different. This tour took us through the neighborhoods, between houses and down streets we had never journeyed. In the shade of these alleyways even the Charleston heat was tolerable. Our guide, Alexandra,...More

1  Thank Scott_B070
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beautiful Tour

I highly advise you do this tour first thing while visiting Charleston. The tour guide will show you all the highlights and made some great suggestions for the rest of our short weekend. He was highly knowledgeable and intelligent in regards to the city's history...More

1  Thank DIANA B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour with Alexandra!

Alexandra is one of the best tour guides I’ve ever encountered. She speaks so clearly that I understand every single word she says (which is not the case for other tour guides). The volume of her voice and her projection is great. She truly knows...More

Thank Daya888
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Janice D
2 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.
1 May 2018|
Response from Felicia E | Reviewed this property |
Charleston has some cobblestone roads and uneven sidewalks. I am sure you can call the tour group and request a tour that will use ramps, accessible paths for wheelchairs. The age of the historic district, however, would... More
14 April 2018|
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Response from esherman131 | Reviewed this property |
There really wasn’t a good area to rest as I recall. I probably wouldn’t suggest this tour. It was great though. Uneven terrain at times.