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Charleston Sole Walking Tours

122 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
843-364-8272
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Ranked #9 of 158 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Explore the Holy City’s history, lore and legends with me, Charleston-native, Brian Simms. My family has been in the area for 9 generations. I will... more » Owner description: Explore the Holy City’s history, lore and legends with me, Charleston-native, Brian Simms. My family has been in the area for 9 generations. I will guide you on a memorable two-hour walking tour that includes an introduction to some of our most celebrated landmarks and hidden treasures that make this such a special place to visit. We will start at the Old Exchange Building (Charleston's Independence Hall) then stroll through the streets of Charleston. Just a few of the sites covered are St. Michael’s Church: the oldest church edifice in Charleston, Four Corners of Law: referenced in Ripley’s “Believe It or Not”, Rainbow Row: multi-colored residences today, was once the center of the waterfront economy, Antebellum Mansions: see the grandeur and beauty of these pre-Civil War homes, Historic Waterfront Battery: named for the entrenchments and bastions once protecting the holy city, Revolutionary and Civil Wars: overall history and sites that defined these battles for independence and state rights. There is a rich history and culture I would like to share and look forward to showing you the sights of our beautiful city, creating an experience you will remember for years to come! « less
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Brian does a great job and deserves this off the charts rating (and how often can you say that? :) ) He's knowledgable, does a lot of personal research, and tells a great story. Well worth the time and the price!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I reviewed several tour companies before deciding to book with Charleston Sole Walking Tours! My research paid off because Brian's tour was fabulous! He shared lots of fun, historic facts about the buildings and culture of Charleston and was super enthusiastic throughout our entire exploration of this amazing city. Our tour was composed of 6 people which to us was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning stroll through Charleston with Finn as our guide. He was informative in a way that only someone who loves this city could be. It was like walking the streets with a good friend.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was absolutely the best experience we had in Charleston. We arranged spur of the moment - Brian kept in touch due to dicey weather- and probably because of it we were only six on the tour, a perfect size. He is so enthusiastic about his city and a fountain of knowledge. Extraordinary tidbits - who wrote what to whom... More

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We had a limited amount of time in Charleston and got all we needed to know in a 2 1/2 hour tour with Brian. He has such a passion for what he does that we couldn't help but be drawn into his excitement for this beautiful city so rich with history!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We toured Charleston by foot on a beautiful Saturday afternoon with Brian and a small group of 8. The size of the group allowed us a great deal of interaction that a larger group would not allow and Brian made good use of it. He was tremendously informative and interesting as he mixed Charleston history with some interesting folklore. You... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I took this walking tour with a group of friends during our day trip to Charleston. It was recommended to us by a friend who used to live in Charleston, and we were glad he suggested it! We booked the tickets the night before, and Brian called us to confirm: immediately we knew he would be a hospitable guy. The... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was the first time my husband and I have been to Charleston and we only had one day so we thought this would be a great way to be introduced to this amazing city. AND boy, did we choose well. Brian was an awesome guide and really shared his wonderful knowledge of the city in the two+ hours he... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This was my first trip to Charleston, so I signed-up for the tour on my first day thinking I would get aquatinted with where thing are in the city and maybe learn a little history. But it was so much more- Finn is an excellent tour guide and incredibly knowledgable about Charleston. He is unlike other tour guides that just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I have lived in Charleston for just one year and was entertaining family for their first visit to the South. I figured I would tag along on a walking tour; after all, I thought I had learned a lot about the "Holy City" in my first year. Was I ever wrong! Brian spent a full two hours sharing stories, historical... More

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