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Charleston Sole Walking Tours

122 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
843-364-8272
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Ranked #21 of 168 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I've been on a lot of walking tours in cities all over the world and I have to say this was up in my top 3. Finn was fantastic. He had an amazing knowledge of the city from it's old history through to it's moden day culture. What I enjoyed most about this tour was while there was alot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Brian. It was a terrific way to start our visit to this wonderful city. He was extremely knowledgeable and personable and we covered many sights and a wealth of info during the tour. I highly recommend this walking tour.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I've been a docent at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home where I gave tours. I give walking tours for the Northport Historical Society, and give walking tours of New York City. I've taken tours in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Berlin and even cities that don't begin with the letter B. Brian's tour was nothing short of amazing. I saw it listed... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The history, culture, and architecture tour with Brian was incredible! He is so knowledgeable and literally went over the allotted 2 hours (which we loved!) to tell us everything he knew about what we were seeing. Felt like we left with so much more knowledge about the history and culture of Charleston. Brian was great- very friendly and even knew... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Brian is, by far, the history expert in Charleston. His knowledge and especially his passion for history is both exciting and refreshing. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and have told many folks about him already. If you are interested in history and the history of Charleston, Brian is your man.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Finn, our guide for the Houses of Worship tours. Finn was great, he was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston, it's churches, cemeteries and graveyards. It was a nice paced tour filled with interesting facts about Charleston and the history between church and state. We were able to take a break midway... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Light and informative tour of downtown Charleston's most historic churches within a 6 block vicinity. Finn was an engaging guide, full of facts and stories, and always considerate of the group. Despite it being a VERY hot day in August, Finn kept us all interested, and in the shade for the most part. Although we weren't able to visit EVERY... More

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I found the tour guide to be fun and knowledgeable about the churches in the downtown area. I liked the tour and thought it was informative and interesting.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My family and I did the tour with Brian and we were all thoroughly impressed with the knowledge he was able to provide us regarding the city as well as the manner in which he spoke. I am going to be a freshman in college this year and for any young person interested in history, this is a must-do. I... More

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Spotsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Me and my amazing girlfriend did the tour. Our tour guide Brian was very entertaining and knowledgable of the city. He took us to interesting and beautiful places. We would say this is a must do if you are visiting charleston!

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