City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: Yes. I can customize this tour for all ages.
You must be able to get in and out of the minivan. There is quite a bit of walking at Patriots Point, but I can arrange rental of a wheelchair for a small, additional charge.
Maximum travelers: 4
From Colonial Period to Today
Charleston has been a military city from its beginnings. From volunteers and privateers during the Colonial Period and patriots of the Revolution to the Civil War, World Wars, and even today, we'll examine the role that Charleston played in in the development of the New World.
We will visit The Powder Magazine Museum (c. 1713), which was integral to the defense of the city in its early days. We'll explore the Provost Dungeon of the Old Exchange Building, which the British made their headquarters when they occupied the city during the Revolution. We'll also visit Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island, which played a role in coastal defense from the Revolution through WWII. Of course, we'll also discuss the Civil War, which began in the Charleston Harbor. We'll wrap up the day with a visit to Patriots Point, home to the WWII-era aircraft carrier Yorktown and the home of the official Medal of Honor Museum. We'll also discuss the part that Charleston plays today in our country's defense. .
We will visit the the Powder Magazine, Old Exchange Building, and other sites in downtown Charleston. Then, we will head to Sullivan's Island for Fort Moultrie. We'll also visit Breach Inlet and discuss the Confederate sub Hunley, the first sub to sink an enemy warship.
We can stop for a quick lunch.
We will wrap up our time with a tour of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will determine start and end locations for the tour based on your other plans for the day.
End location: Please let me know where you would like to end the tour.
Duration: 7 hours
I'll be driving a 2016 Chrysler Town and Country minivan, which seats 5 guests.
My services as your guide, transportation, and admission to the Powder Magazine and Old Exchange Building are included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
22 USD - Admission fee
Lunch costs and admission to Patriots Point are not included. Adult admission to Patriots Point is $22.
If you have more than 4 people in your group, please let me know. I can accommodate up to 20 guests for an additional fee. Just let me know the number in your group, and I'll prepare a customized tour option for you.