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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour provided by Charleston Sole Walking Tours

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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    122 E Bay St
    122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    We meet on the north side of the building. There is a tree and two park benches next to a Gillon Street (cobblestone).
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  • 1
    Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Old Slave Mart Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Dock Street Theater
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Charleston City Hall
    Stop: 2 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    St. Michael's Church
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Nathaniel Russell House
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    Edmondston-Alston House
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    122 E Bay St
    122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    We meet on the north side of the building. There is a tree and two park benches next to a Gillon Street (cobblestone).
    See address & details
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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
  • Tour guide
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
  • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Mart Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Dock Street Theater
  • Entry/Admission - Charleston City Hall
  • Entry/Admission - St. Michael's Church
  • Entry/Admission - Nathaniel Russell House
  • Entry/Admission - Edmondston-Alston House
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Row
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
23Reviews
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SEShaw wrote a review 4 Oct
1 contribution
Well worth the price, as the walk was full of information about the history of Charleston, the architecture, little knows facts, and how the city has evolved to what it is today. Our guide was Fin and he was extremely knowledgeable about everything Charleston. He answered
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jamo W wrote a review Sep 2020
19 contributions9 helpful votes
Highly recommend! This tour was very enjoyable and Sir Brian made sure to engage everyone and take time to highlight the unique and intriguing history of Old Charleston! You can tell he’s passionate about his city and you walking away (pun intended) with a great experience!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Michael G wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York22 contributions13 helpful votes
Loved our walking tour with Brian yesterday. He was throughly knowledgeable on all matters of Southern history and culture, and really helped make the city come alive in a way we wouldn’t be able to ourselves simply strolling around. Highly recommend to start your visit here
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kkcarroll77 wrote a review Aug 2020
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida1 contribution
Brian is personable, knowledgable and the tour was extremely enjoyable. We highly recommend taking one of his tours while in Charleston.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Macrno wrote a review Aug 2020
St. Augustine, Florida61 contributions7 helpful votes
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We took this tour and, due to the COVID-19 crisis, we were the only patrons for Brian . . . who has eleven years experience conducting the tour. Due to his knowledge of the city’s history . . . along with regional/US history . . . Brian was able to bring things to life with
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Date of experience: August 2020
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Charleston Sole Walking Tours
patriciai789
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Walking around the the waterfront of Charleston
The houses are absolutely beautiful and the colors are so inviting not to mention the window boxes filled with beau
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Q8816VIjennyf
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Fantastic Knowledge of the City
This is a tour you don't want to miss. Brian is knowledgeable and makes learning about Charleston fun. What a wond
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GretchenG40
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Excellent Historic Walking Tour
We booked this walking tour at the last minute when we found ourselves with a couple of hours to spare. Fin was our
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stnkyboy
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2 Hr Historical Walking Tour - Enlightening way to start your visit in Charleston SC
Signed up for the 2 Hr. Walking tour in Charleston SC. Available tours allowed us to schedule a time so that it was
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Mjonesmelissa
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Super Knowledgeable
Our guide was terrific - I loved the way he gave us context and framing for the history he presented during the tou
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Kia111507
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Simply put, Amazing!!!!!!
What an awesome walking tour. Brian was full of information and even tied the Charleston history back to the histor
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suman1026
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Informative & fun!
Brian was so great! We were here for a bachelorette party (mine!) and did a walking tour to learn about the city. H
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G6905KWanitam
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Great walking tour !
Brian was a wonderful tour guide !! Informative and interesting ! Definitely would recommend him to anyone !
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RobGPawPaw
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Wonderful walking tour of Charleston
Brian Simms was our tour guide for 2+ hours walking around old Charleston. Brian had unlimited stories about the h
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LisH48
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Fantastic Sole of Charleston tour with Fin!
Fin was an incredibly engaging tour guide! The historical tour he provided through charming Charleston, was clear,
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SKGDenver
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Outstanding!
Fin Smith provided knowledge of the city’s history and architecture at a level beyond any other tour guide we have
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Maps550177
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Entertaining and Informational!
Fin walked us through the history of Charleston from the 17th century on using the buildings, the streets, and the
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ler2019
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Excellent and Informative
Fin Smith conducted a great tour. It was complete, well organized, and gave a good sense of Charleston’s history.
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Gerald R
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Highly Recommended
Sole Walking Tours is an excellent way to get acquainted with Charleston. Brian is a superb guide whose hometown kn
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zns
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Great way to get to know Charleston
Brian Simms gave us a private family tour on fairly short notice. We had a great experience! We got to see parts
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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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