Historic Downtown Walking Tour

80 Broad St Charleston, South Carolina 29401
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Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Detail Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Detail Small group ensures personal service
Detail Step back in time on a history tour
Detail Fully narrated tour
Detail Informative, friendly and professional guide
Detail Small-group tour
Detail Duration: 2 hours
Detail This walking tour takes approximately 2 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Historic Downtown Walking Tour Schedule Schedule
Historic Downtown Walking Tour Photos (18)
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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.

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 Pass By  Battery & White Point Gardens
Engage with the tangible history of Charleston at Battery & White Point Gardens. Its historical cannons, monuments, and breathtaking harbor vistas are a stark reminder of the city's turbulent past.
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 Pass By  Charleston City Hall
Unearth the jewels of the past at the Charleston City Hall; a beacon of the city's architectural prowess and historical prestige. Behold mesmerizing art pieces or simply stand in awe of the timeless elegance and grandeur of the building.
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 Stop at  Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
Provost Dungeon, nestled inside Charleston's Old Exchange, provides a journey through time punctuated by inspiring historical events and figures.
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 Pass By  Rainbow Row
Picture yourself standing in front of the iconic Rainbow Row. The bright colors of the 13 historic houses reflect Charleston's history, resilience, and southern charm.
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 Pass By  St. Michael's Episcopal Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church serves as an exquisite page from Charleston's history book. Embark on a journey back in time, through its Georgian style architecture, sentinel graveyard, and its significant contribution to the American Revolutionary War.
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 Pass By  The battery
Experience the breathtaking beauty of The Battery in Charleston, SC, a remarkable Southern gem. This storied seaside promenade arranges stunning antebellum homes, cascading oaks, and bronze monuments against a backdrop of tranquil harbor views. Wander its verdant walkways, bask in the city's historic charm, and be enveloped by a sense of timeless elegance and tradition. Here, history and beauty intertwine, offering an unforgettable Charleston encounter.
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 Pass By  The Powder Magazine
Powders and pistols tell a tale at The Powder Magazine, Charleston's historical gem. Displaying ancient weaponry and stores of gunpowder important in colonial times, it's a must-visit for history enthusiasts seeking an immersive experience.
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 Pass By  Washington Square Park
Step back in time at Washington Square Park, a Charleston gem brimming with historical significance. As you wander through this urban retreat, let its peaceful atmosphere and enchanting beauty captivate you, and take a moment to appreciate the timeless tales it shares.

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.

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