Private Walking Tour of Charleston

Tour Number

Activity Level

380325


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children who can physically walk the tour are most welcome. Strollers are okay in most areas with a caution about our broken, uneven sidewalks!

Friendly: Yes.
Accompanied wheelchair (if assistance is needed). Charleston is notorious for uneven sidewalks mostly due to all the tree roots.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Walking Tour of Charleston Historic Homes, Sites, Churches and More!


Visit the iconic sites of Charleston while hearing of the events and the people that make our city so unique and fascinating.

See the Old Slave Mart Museum and hear about the evolution of slavery from colonial days to the Civil War.

View Fort Sumter from the waterfront and learn about the wars waged in Charleston harbor.

Visit the battery where leisure and tragedy coexist. Learn about how colonists banded together to capture the pirates plaguing the new settlement of Charles Towne.

See the beautiful homes, gardens and churches Charleston is known for.

Itinerary

Visit Waterfront Park on the Cooper River to view Fort Sumter, Fort Pinckney, the Ravenel Bridge and the USS Yorktown at Patriot's Point. Learn the fascinating history of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon before strolling past Rainbow Row to White Point Gardens in the Charleston Harbor, second site of original Charles Town, a place of innocent leisure, violent war battles and pirate hangings.

Travel up Meeting Street past the homes of the aristocracy to Ripley's Believe it or Not "Four Corners of Law" intersection.

Continue up Meeting Street to enter the French Quarter, where we will hear about the Old Slave Mart Museum, see the Pink House, the Dock Street Theatre, the French Huguenot Church, and St Philip's Episcopal Church.

We will see and learn about the Powder Magazine, the Circular Congregational Church, and the Gibbes Museum.

Our tour would not be complete without a peek at King Street, our antiques, clothing and jewelry shopping main street, and the local vendors at City Market.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel, cruise terminal, or another convenient location to be agreed upon booking.

End location: Cruise ship terminal, hotel, restaurant, or another location agreed upon.

Duration: 3 hours

Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella if rain is predicted!

Transportation

This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: This is a 4 hour walking tour provided by your professional, certified Charleston tour guide. Please let me know if you would like to include a tour of a house museum, The Calhoun Mansion, Slave Mart Museum, Powder Magazine, or other site. I may be able to prepurchase tickets for you, and we will decide on our timeline to include that.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 USD - There will be an opportunity to purchase a light lunch or snack depending on the time of day.

What’s Extra

Other: You may want to purchase a beverage or snack, which is not covered in the price of the tour. The City Market has local vendors who are vetted and sell beautiful, quality items. There are Gullah people selling sweetgrass baskets, and there is a great local barbecue place for a quick lunch. Please let me know if you need time or to work this into your schedule. The Market closes around 4pm.

Restrictions

I do not generally guide within the museums.

Private tour guide Carolyn S.

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