Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Charleston SC, is a place that is full of history, the walking tour that takes place downtown will make you feel like you are apart of the history. These small group tours are phenomenal, and each group gets their own tour guide, that will tell the stories at each location of the history that went on there. Guests will take a two hour walking tour and will be overwhelmed by how much history they will encounter.
The tour begins at ten in the morning, and guests will meet their tour guides at 80 Broad Street at City Hall. The tours also end at the same location that you will be picked up at, which makes it convenient if you take your car there to park.
The most fascinating pieces of history will be told to you, as you are walking through the actual places that they happened. The many historical places that you will get to encounter, are the Slave Mart Museum, Labor Lane, the oldest structure built in the year 1688, which is called The Pink House, St. Michael's Church, and there are many more.
There is so much to see here, and you will be revisiting all of this cities famous historical locations. Guests will also get to walk by the famous Philadelphia Alley, where there was a lot of fights going on, and was an actual part of a music video.
The downtown historical walking tour is great for anybody, guests should dress accordingly to weather, and have a great pair of walking shoes on. While taking part of this amazing tour, you will feel like you are part of history.
Your tour begins in downtown Charleston at the heart of the city's historic district, where you meet with your tour group at 10:00am for the 2-hour walk around town. It only takes minutes before you're learning the city's fascinating history, from visiting the chilling Slave Mart Museum where slaves were sold at auction, to Chalmers Street—or Labor Lane—where women were known to induce labor by repeatedly walking the street.
See The Pink House, built in 1688, which is the oldest structure in Charleston, and hear the stories of prominent residents from before the Civil War. Visit St. Michael's Church and tour inside, as long as there isn't a service, as well as historic Dock Street Theater and the French Huguenot Church. You'll also see the spot where John C. Calhoun's body was moved during the Civil War, and Philadelphia Alley—which has a history of duels—and was featured in Darius Rucker's music video for the single, 'Come Back Song.'
At the end of two hours exploring the streets and hearing Charleston's stories, the tour finishes at the same location where you met your guide in the morning.
Pickup & Return:
80 Broad Street at City Hall near the phone booth.
Tour ends within easy walking distance from the starting point.
Departure Times: 10am
- Local guide
- Small-group tour
- Walking tour
Does not include:
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup 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