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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour provided by Tour Charleston

Lost Stories of Black Charleston 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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 29/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour
The City of Charleston requires travelers to wear masks during their walking tour. Walking tours take place entirely outside and our guides will make sure groups are remaining 6ft apart from each other. The check-in process will now be outside Buxton Books rather than inside the bookstore.
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Updated 29/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Hear the lost stories of African American residents during this unique walking tour of Charleston. Your guide shares forgotten tales of local heroes who were often left out of the history books. You’ll visit sites like the Old Slave Mart Museum and gain a deeper understanding of Charleston's role in the nation's history.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Buxton Books & Tour Charleston Headquarters
    160 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Departure Point: Tour Charleston Headquarters (inside Buxton Books) Address: 160 King Street Charleston, SC 29401
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  • Pass by
    Tour Charleston
  • 1
    Charleston City Market
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Heyward-Washington House
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Old Slave Mart Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Joe Riley Waterfront Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Buxton Books & Tour Charleston Headquarters
    160 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Departure Point: Tour Charleston Headquarters (inside Buxton Books) Address: 160 King Street Charleston, SC 29401
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Walking tour of Charleston’s African American history
  • Licensed guide is a writer, historian, and educator
  • See historical sites such as the Old Slave Mart Museum
  • Hear powerful storytelling and be introduced to neighborhoods
Important Information
Departure Point
Buxton Books & Tour Charleston Headquarters, 160 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2-hour Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour
  • Tours narrated by writer, historian, educator, and licensed tour guide, Damon Fordham
  • Experience Mother Emanuel A.M. E. Church stories that have faded from memory over the centuries.
  • Walk by historical Charleston sites such as Old Slave Mart Museum and the Heyward-Washington House
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Heyward-Washington House
  • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Mart Museum
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • 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 10 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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joshklemm wrote a review Oct 2020
Takoma Park, Maryland5 contributions3 helpful votes
vital to getting a rounded view of Charleston. Professor Fordham is extremely knowledgeable and steeped in local history, and a great storyteller to boot.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Robert A wrote a review Oct 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina25 contributions25 helpful votes
Unique, very informative tour covering history not provided in the many other tours I have taken. Really enjoyed it. The tour guide was pleasant and cognizant of outside noise, making sure we could all hear him. I would try to find areas where there's not too many cars
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Date of experience: October 2020
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DMorgan87 wrote a review Oct 2020
Greensboro, North Carolina12 contributions
An “ok” tour. Expected better. I could have done my research and went on my own instead of spending almost $30 on this tour. Pros: Tour guide is knowledgeable of AA history in the Charleston and surrounding area. Cons: -Guide was a bit rude at times when you wanted to ask
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Steven A wrote a review Sep 2020
Huntersville, North Carolina6 contributions2 helpful votes
This tour was so unique and so interesting. Two hours went by quickly and we were engrossed from beginning to end. Damon is very knowledgeable (and met some of the more recent folks he talked about). We recommend this tour highly! Steve
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Tyler G wrote a review Sep 2020
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Damon Fordham is so knowledgeable and a wondrous source of information. He also makes history feel personal and easier to grasp. His passion for what he does floods this tour which gives you a deeper, richer perspective on the city of Charleston.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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amysS2005JN
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Fall weekend
Fun to try but not as spooky as I'd hoped. Lots of good historical information, though, and Austin, our guide, was
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JamesWNTravel
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Ghost tour
I loved the tour. John Sterling Poole was an excellent guide and we had a really good time. Good way to spend a fe
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ZippieJohnson
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Excellent Walking Tour
Our guide did an exceptional job with the history and architecture of the beautiful Charles Town. This is well wort
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gracepN1320FM
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Do this tour!
John SP was a great story teller and knew his stuff!! The stories were amazing and the walk was great. Highly recom
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summermcb
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Enjoyable Ghost Tour in Historic Charleston
Our guide was a good story-teller. Would book this company again to hear another guide's take. Recommend.
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Q655SEdees
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Fun, spooky, historic evening
Austin was a fantastic guide. Highly recommend a night walking through the streets of Charelston, listening to rich
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demalajess
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Great ending
Tour was a lot of fun- our guide Austin was very knowledgeable. ( and has the best southern accent we’ve ever heard
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daniellep202020
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Amazing Tour!!
I would highly recommended this tour! Our guide was really knowledgeable and made the tour really fun. It was nice
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deanfoster20
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Do not go on this tour!
Guide was rude, disinterested, did not wear a mask, did not make others wear a mask. He left group in alley at end
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Dreamer425900
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Ghost tour
Simon the storyteller was my favorite part of this tour! I could sit and listen to him recite poetry or tell storie
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CrumbFam4
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Ghost Tour
There are several companies that offer ghost tours of historic downtown Charleston, but the one offered by Tour Cha
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DorM56
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Simon is an incredible storyteller
I was going between this and another well known tour. I couldn’t be happier with my choice. Simon has a voice fit f
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Sunny0765
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Historical Charleston Tour
My husband and I had never been to Charleston before, so we were excited to see and learn about the city. Our guide
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C8716SZstephanies
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Entertaining
Very entertaining. We enjoyed hearing different stories. Simon was a great story teller! I wish we had bought the
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jchirico8
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Fun night learning history through spooky stories
The tour was great! Simon was a phenomenal storyteller and really brought me back in time to the setting for the gh
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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