The Largest Oak Tree west of the Mississippi and Private City Tour
Located on Johns Island, the Angel Oak is one of the most celebrated trees in the Lowcountry. Foresters estimate its age to be about 400 to 500 years old. That means it germinated before the United States was united.
The trunk is 9' diameter, 28' circumference, half acre of shade, with branches as large as other tree trunks. Arborists have been said to weep upon seeing it.
We will then tour the Walled City of Charleston. During this tour you will see among other buildings the Nathaniel Russel House that was built in 1808 by a wealthy shipping merchant, it is an example of Neoclassical American houses. The interior of the house has been restored to its original grandeur and it is surrounded by formal gardens. Visit this house with me and travel back in time!
We will drive to Johns Island, roughly 20 minutes to the Angel Oak. Once at the Oak we can tour the property, take photos, roam, and enjoy nature on one of Charleston's Sea Islands.
Upon return to Charleston we will tour:
-South of Broad
-High Battery & Waterfront
-visual tour Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie
-Exchange & Provost Dungeon
-Old Slave Mart
-Dock Street Theater
-Colonial Churches & Graveyards
-Cotton Barns & Brothels
-Taverns & Wharfs
You will be dropped off at your hotel or another convenient location.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: You can be picked up from your hotel in Charleston, West Ashely or North Charleston.
Mt. Pleasant is not included.
End location: Wherever you would like, your hotel or another convenient spot.
Duration: 4 hours
We will take a private vehicle and also do some walking.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - If you want to purchase food, beverage, gifts and souvenirs, you will want to have petty cash on hand.
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Had a great day in Charleston with Joyce, who went out of her way to accommodate our party of four seniors. We saw and learned so much about Charleston and its history, thanks to Joyce's extensive knowledge and passion.