Walking Tour of Charleston’s Historical District

Walking Tour of Charleston’s Historical District
Detail Duration: 90 minutes
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Start your tour by meeting your guide on the steps of the Charleston Library Society building located at 164 King Street. From there discover an often overlooked path between the historic buildings which will lead you through the gardens and graveyard of the Unitarian Church and St. John's Lutheran Church.

Head on over to the Old City Jail where you will learn about the infamous criminals that were housed there including Lavinia Fisher and prisoners of war during the Civil War. Discover the story behind the Jenkins Orphanage band and their role in launching the international dance craze known as "The Charleston". Explore Harleston Village, one of the most charming neighborhoods in the Historic District and home of the famous Wentworth Mansion, as well as many other grand antebellum residences including the Isaac Jenkins Mikell House, frequently featured on the Bravo television show, "Southern Charm" and the Gaillard-Bennett House with one of the most impressive formal gardens in the city.

Stroll along Colonial Lake before concluding your tour exploring the College of Charleston campus with its massive live oaks draped in Spanish moss. Your tour guide would be happy to lead you back to the starting point or provide directions if requested.

Pickup & Return:
Meet your tour guide on the steps of the Charleston Library Society Building located on King Street in Downtown Charleston, SC.
Tour ends on the College of Charleston Campus, only a few blocks from the starting point.  Your tour guide will gladly walk guests back to the starting point or provide detailed directions.


  • Professional, local guide
  • Walking tour

Does not include:

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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