Charleston Arts Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

267028


Categories

City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Keep in mind that this is a 3-hour history tour, so younger children may not have the attention span to handle a 3-hour walk.

Friendly: Yes.
Please let me know of any mobility issues during the booking process so I can route the tour accordingly.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

From Gullah to Gershwin


A multicultural city from its inception, Charleston has a rich history of visual and performing arts.

Did you know that the first opera performed in American was in Charleston? And the first purpose-built theatre is here, too. Charleston is also home to the first music society and first museum! And, of course, the first great American opera, Porgy and Bess, is set in Charleston.

We will explore how enslaved Africans influenced everything from visual arts and culinary arts to music. Sweetgrass baskets, once made for rice harvesting, are now coveted works of art. The ring shout, spirituals, and gospel are still heard in area churches. Storytellers keep the folklore legends alive.

Charleston also had a huge impact on the development of jazz. The Jenkins Orphanage Band spread the "Charleston Sound" up and down the eastern seaboard and even across the pond in London. The band fostered the early talents of jazz greats William "Cat" Anderson, Jabbo Smith, Tom Delaney, and Freddie Green.

Itinerary

This is a walking tour of Charleston's historic district. We will visit sites that played roles in the city's arts history.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will determine the best meeting place as we discuss customizing your tour.

End location: We will determine the best ending place as we discuss customizing your tour.

Duration: 3 hours

3-hour duration is for the tour only. It does not include your visit to the Powder Magazine. Allow about 30 minutes for the the museum.

Transportation

This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: Admission to the Powder Magazine Museum is included.

What’s Extra

Other: Depending upon your choices, there may be additional charges for admission to certain venues. I will give you those prices, when we discuss customizing your tour. There won't be any surprises!

If you have more than 6 people in your group, I can arrange to accommodate up to 20 guests for an additional fee. Just let me know the number in your group, and I will prepare a customized tour proposal for you.

Private tour guide Sabrina

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