Charleston Old Walled City Scenic Sunday Walkabout
The Charleston Old Walled City Scenic Sunday Walkabout, is a guided walking tour, of Charleston, South Carolina. It includes the Old Walled City, French Quarter, South of Broad Street, the Battery, and White Point Gardens. It is a breath taking tour of old alleyways, beautiful architecture, and beautiful gardens.
The tour lasts about two and a half hours. Along the tour, is architecture of Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Classic Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Victorian, and Art Deco design. The Gardens of the Heyward Washington House is also included, however if wanting to view the inside, it is a separate tour that can be added after the walk. The tours only allow fifteen people per tour, and are only offered on Sundays at 1:30. It is recommended to book in advance, to guarantee a spot on the tour. The costs for the tour are as follows, Ages 13 and Up: $27.50 , Ages 6-12: $17.00. Those under 5, are free. The tour ends at the waterfront.
After the walking tour, it is a must to eat at one the many fine waterfront restaurants. Enjoy some wonderful local seafood, or a juicy steak, while sitting out on a patio. A perfect end to a wonderful day.
When visiting Charleston, the scenic Sunday walkabout is a great way to see more than usual, and learn about the history of Charleston. Remember the spots fill up fast, so reserve the tour early, to have a memorable experience.
This Sunday afternoon Charleston Walkabout tour is a public tour designed to enrich your visit to America's most historic city. As you tour the city, your guide will weave a story of disaster and redemption, patriots and pirates, the Civil War and the American Revolution. As the story of Charleston's fascinating history unfolds, you will tour neighborhoods full of architectural treasures both grand and ancient. You will traverse ancient alleyways and peek into lovely old gardens. This public tour meanders through Charleston's Old Walled City from the French Quarter and South of Broad to the Battery and White Point Gardens. You will visit the gardens and outbuildings of the Heyward Washington House. This home features magnificent Charleston-made features and a formal 18th century garden. Later, in 1791, Heyward leased the house to President George Washington during his Southern Tour. As an option, guests may tour the house as well. This walking tour ends at the waterfront and is restricted to 15 guests per tour.
Pickup & Return:
The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation.
High Battery at White Point Gardens.
Departure Times: 1:30 p.m.
- Professional guide
- Admittance to the Heyward Washington House Gardens and outbuildings.
Does not include:
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Additional optional fees can include discount admission to the Heyward Washington House and/or the Edmondston Alston House.
- Food or drinks
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Carry water and sunscreen in the summer.
- No minimum age applies
- Bring umbrellas for rainy weather, tours go out rain or shine
- Wear appropriate shoes, some sidewalks in Charleston are very uneven
- A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required