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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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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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We found this tour via Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. Michael is a thoroughly professional and engaging guide and we would thoroughly recommend him. He gives great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this tour via Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. Michael is a thoroughly professional and engaging guide and we would thoroughly recommend him. He gives great insight into this lovely town.

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Michael Trouche's tour is the perfect way to begin a Charleston visit. In just two hours he provides historical, architectural and personal anecdotes that only a 7th generation Charlestonian could offer. I would highly recommend this tour; I loved it and learned so much!

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Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Michael clearly loves showing people the rich history and architecture of Charleston. In 2 hours he packed in so many different sights and mixed with them with stories of his own childhood growing up here. We would highly recommend him!

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Eldridge, Iowa
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Michael is a wonderful tourguide. We learned a great deal on this quick-paced, energetic tour. Well worth the money. Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended Michael and his tour. Incredibly knowledgeable and has an amazing sense of humour. Michael makes an effort to get to know everyone on his tour and personalized it at every opportunity. The tour is a great mixture of history, architecture and botany. Michael answered every question and there was nothing he didn't know. This tour is well worth... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an excellent walking tour. Michael clearly loves his city - his family has lived there for 7 generations. He is knowledgeable and amusing with lots of personal and family stories. He took us to places we would never have found on our own, or if we had we would have had no idea where we were or what... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Michael's tour could not be better. He took us along the cobblestone streets and alleyways, past all the important architectural and historic sites, while giving us many fascinating stories and well-researched information, The tour is fast-paced and very fairly priced. We highly recommend it to any visitor to Charleston. This was our third trip to the city and we learned... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael of Charleston Footprints was knowledgeable, humorous, and thorough. We enjoyed the tour with our 4 year old grand daughter and a good time was had by all.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An information-packed and entertaining 2 hours in the historic district of Charleston. Fast-paced and engaging, Michael is easy to listen to.

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Ladson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Micheal kept us laughing while being educated ... we thoroughly enjoyed his tour with out of town guests recently. Although I have lived here for 25 years, there is still much to learn and discover. He is very accommodating, and has a wealth of local lore, having grown up here. We moved right along and saw a lot! I can... More 

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