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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

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Address: 108 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-478-4718
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Description: Enchanting historic Charleston comes alive on entertaining and informative...
Enchanting historic Charleston comes alive on entertaining and informative walking tours with 7th-generation Charleston native Michael Trouche. Discover stunning architecture, glorious gardens, Civil and Revolutionary War sites, cobblestone streets, wrought iron gates, legendary graveyards, and the local flavor of the fabled “Holy City” that no one knows better than Michael, who grew up in the famous "South of Broad" area, and has written two popular books on Charleston, where his family has lived for more than 215 years. Michael won numerous prestigious awards as host of the acclaimed "Carolina Camera" television program for 20 years on the local Charleston CBS affiliate, and has charmed tour guests for 10 years with his unparalleled knowledge of South Carolina's history, culture, plants and animals, as well as colorful insights, locations and anecdotes that only a lifelong Charleston native would truly know.
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Fantastic Tour

Michael is very knowledgeable about Historic Charleston! While on the tour, it seemed everyone knew him and acknowledged him as the best guide! I highly recommend him--very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Austin, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Michael is very knowledgeable about Historic Charleston! While on the tour, it seemed everyone knew him and acknowledged him as the best guide! I highly recommend him--very entertaining and knowledgeable! Enjoyed it!!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Owner and tour guide Michael Trouche will spend two intense hours walking you through the historic highlights. His knowledge of the city is encyclopedic. Just try and ask him something about the city that he doesn't know - floral, fauna, architectural design, dialect usage! It's all within his purview. You will certainly get your money's worth!

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Suffice to say, our walk with Michael was a great way to tour the city despite a rainy, gray morning!

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Michael is like having a cousin taking you on a tour.Very familiar and 7th generation Chalestonian.Being a history buff,I really liked his presentations.

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I did my research before my husband and I vacationed in Charleston. I knew I wanted to do a walking tour as I have done them in the past in other cities and feel this is the best way to truly learn the history of the city and get a feel for it. Michael Trouche got rave reviews so I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Michael was very knowledgeable and interesting . Showed us many places we would not have known about . He is very animated and entertaining . Highly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Michael Trouche gives an upbeat and energetic tour of his hometown, infusing historical facts with personal anecdotes. We only had 24 hours in Charleston but we were glad that we spent a couple of them on the Footprints walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Michael was wonderfully well-informed and led us on an informative and entertaining tour of historic Charleston--highly recommended.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Michael Trouche gives a great, entertaining tour of Charleston. He is a 7th generation native and his comments and knowledge of the city are obvious. He made a real effort to know everyone on the tour.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Michael is funny, passionate, knowledgable and always interesting! His wide range of facts and tidbits weave a colorful perscpective of Charleston history. We're so happy we looked on Trip Advisor and saw that his tour was rated #1. It's totally deserved.

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