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Charleston Old Walled City Walking Tours

151 Meeting Street, at the BB&T Building, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
843-343-4851
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Ranked #40 of 158 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Owner description: Tour Charleston's Historic Sites with Al Ray, Charleston native and licensed guide for 35 years. Enjoy the Old Walled City Walking Tour at 10AM or the... more » Owner description: Tour Charleston's Historic Sites with Al Ray, Charleston native and licensed guide for 35 years. Enjoy the Old Walled City Walking Tour at 10AM or the Home and Garden Walking Tour at 1:30 PM Wed-Sun. The Slavery and Freedom Tour and the Charleston Ghost Tour are offered by appointment. Call for rates to tour Charleston privately with Al on foot or with a driver any day of the week at a time convenient for your schedule. Walking Tours depart in front of 151 Meeting Street at the BB&T Bank Building. We meet on the sidewalk. Open Wednesday-Sunday, Reservations Please! « less
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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Had a superb experience with Al Ray on this tour. He made special accommodations for The Slavery and Freedom Tour for our Book Club of 8 women on our trip from San Francisco. He was so engaging and fun and knowledgeable---wove in city/architectural history as well as the slave experience and history---we all learned so much, and had read quite... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited Charelston this past weekend (April 17-21, 2014). After a great first day, we were disappointed as it rained a ton Friday and the day and afternoon/evening was a total wash out. Not how we plainer to spend our Charelston getaway. We were determined to make the most of our trip so we decided to check... More

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We did the Charleston Old Walled City Walking Tour and felt our time spent with Al enhanced our experience in Charleston tremendously. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing his passion for history, architecture, and culture and even flora of his city. Loved walking through the little parkets and cemeteries as well as the quiet streets with him pointing out... More

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River Forest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife and I are very interested in the old wrought iron decorative fences and gates in Charleston, We asked around about a tour of this and someone recommended Al. He was wonderful, we never knew there was so much to learn about the intricate iron works around town. Al was extremely knowledgeable about all of the different kind and... More

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Virgil, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Al was a fantastic guide. My wife and I were both teachers and he had us enthralled. It is so obvious he loves what he is doing and the city he is showing. The houses and the information were fantastic. Not many presenters can so easily demonstrate how strongly they feel about their topic and build such a visual scenario... More

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Central NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Did the walking tour with Al- he was very passionate and knowledgeable . Tour included 2 houses- both guides were very good. Tour is well priced- ours ran long by almost 1.5 hours which made it a bit too long and somewhat repetitive! The tour will give you a good frame of reference for enjoying Charleston.

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Al, our tour guide, was prolific in his knowledge of Charleston - history, architecture, plants etc. He made it fun and interesting. Whenever we have guests in town, he will be the person we contact for a wonderful walking tour.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Mike Brown was an excellent tour guide with Old Charleston Walking Tours by sharing his expertise in the super natural experiences in Charleston. My daughter and I have been on ghosts tours throughout the US but found this one to be unique in that he told of occurrences that are supported by pictures and written accounts, not just on folklore... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I went on this tour with my mother and two other couples. Al was great at pointing out the history of Charleston and architectural details of buildings and homes. We enjoyed Al's personality and expertise. Would definitely recommend this tour.

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OttawaCanadians
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our first tour with Al so we immediately booked a second tour during our holiday in Charleston. Al's warmth and friendliness, his sense of humour, his enthusiasm and knowledge of history made our time with him such a memorable experience. We highly recommend that you contact him if you are planning a holiday in Charleston. Sandy and... More

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