Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages
This is a fully guided tour with narration by your guide during the tour. This tour offers guests a fantastic overview and presentation of the origins of Charleston. This a two hour tour that consists of small groups only.
This walking tour begins on the North side of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon area. Along your tour, you will see several historic attractions in Charleston's Historic District. You will treasure looking at historic architecture of the pastel painted houses of Rainbow Row, and Elliot Street. Your tour not over yet! You will see the Poinsett Tavern, the Washington-Heyward House, and the DuBose Heyward house. Continue walking down to Longitude Lane, the 'original' street of Charleston's Old Walled City. This was originally a white building build by slaves for the housing of slaves. Lastly, it on to Stroll's Alley. This alley was notoriously quoted referred to in 1894, as a 'dirty, narrow little lane in the lower part of the city'.
Your tour continues to Philadelphia Alley, the location of infamous duels! Lastly you head to Unity Alley. Your walking tour concludes at McCrady's Tavern, where former president, George Washington, dined.
Pickup and return point is at the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. Your tour will end within a short walk of your tour's starting point. Departure times are at 9:30 AM from June 15 to August 31th. Year round departure time is at 2:00 PM. Tour departs within a short walking distance of the cruise port.
Your price of admission includes professional guide, a walking tour, a local guide, and a small group tour. All children must be accompanied by a adult. This tour operates in all weather conditions, so dress appropriately to the weather conditions on the day of your tour. A small amount of walking is involved in this tour.
This walking tour starts on the North side of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. You'll then proceed to visit several attractions in Charleston's Historic District, including, but not limited to: the picturesque pastel houses on Rainbow Row; Elliott Street; Poinsett Tavern; the Washington-Heyward House; the DuBose Heyward House; Longitude Lane, one of the original 'streets' of the Old Walled City; a white building from 1750 that was built by slaves for slaves, the alley which The New York Times, in 1894, called a 'dirty, narrow little lane in the lower part of the city.' You will also pass by Philadelphia Alley, site of infamous duels, Unity Alley, and McCrady's Tavern, where George Washington once dined.
Pickup & Return:
Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon.
Your tour ends within easy walking distance of the starting point.
Departure Times: 9:30am June 15 - Aug 31
2:00pm year round
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
- Professional guide
- Walking tour
- Local guide
- Small-group tour
Does not include:
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately