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 changed history.
Step into a world which evolved from early colonialism to declaration of independence, civil war and beyond.
Hear about how society, natural disasters, disease, slavery, and war molded Charleston, its economy, and the surrounding area.
All while strolling through a city known for its beautiful architecture, gardens and delicious food.
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: 4 hours
Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella if rain is predicted!
This is a walking tour.
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.
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.
I do not generally guide within the museums.