Historic Downtown Walking Tour
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Small group ensures personal service
Step back in time on a history tour
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Duration: 2 hours
This walking tour takes approximately 2 hours.
Appropriate for All Ages
Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
As you make your way to the South Carolina Lowcountry, prepare to immerse yourself in one of the best-preserved historical locations in the United States by embarking on the Historic Downtown Walking Tour in Charleston. This breath-taking tour features stunning landmarks, rich tales of history and insightful views into the architecture of the Historic District that make Charleston such a beloved gem. Let yourself be captivated by the brilliance of the past, as this journey through the historic city unfolds its fascinating narrative right before your eyes.
As you embark on this walking tour, expect to spend roughly two hours exploring approximately 1.5 miles of Charleston's historic heart. Led by an experienced and engaging guide, this journey will take you back in time. Leisurely stroll beneath towering oaks draped in Spanish moss, past grand mansions with landscaped gardens, and through hauntingly beautiful cemeteries, each telling its own chapter of the city's storied past. Proper walking shoes and casual attire are recommended to ensure comfort during this delightful stroll through history.
The Historic Downtown Walking Tour showcases a remarkable collection of 18th and 19th-century architecture, with distinctive Charleston Single Houses, breathtaking churches and grand public buildings. Revel in the unique charm of Rainbow Row, a series of thirteen colorful historic houses along the harbor. Stop by the Battery to take in the scenic views of the waterfront, lined with grand antebellum homes. Explore the French Quarter, home to the beautiful St. Philips Church and other striking landmarks, and feel the energy of history reverberating around you.
Charleston's past is rich and varied. Native American Tribes, European settlers and African slaves have all left their mark, weaving a colorful tapestry of history that is beautifully represented in this city. Learn about the city's significance during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Discover how these events influenced the city's architecture, culture, and people. Drawing on this vibrant history, the Historic Downtown Walking Tour offers an enriching and enlightening adventure through one of America's oldest and most fascinating cities.
Closure awaits as you turn the final corner, completing this intriguing excursion through the storied streets of Charleston. This informative and entertaining tour is the perfect way to gain a deeper appreciation for Charleston's unique blend of history and beauty. Breathtaking architecture, engrossing stories, and the captivating ambiance of the past beckon — come, answer the call of Charleston's Historic Downtown Walking Tour. Discover the rich tapestry that is Charleston's history, and carry a piece of it with you, etched forever in the corners of your memory.