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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

108 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-478-4718
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Ranked #5 of 162 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Enchanting historic Charleston comes alive on entertaining and informative walking tours with 7th-generation Charleston native Michael Trouche.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Great Falls, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent a weekend in Charleston and highly recommend a tour with Michael Trouche of Footprints Tour. He taught us a great deal about Charleston and the history of the city. I would suggest booking a tour for a weekday as it is easier to get inside of the churches and the sidewalks are less crowded.

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Atlanta, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Michael is an excellent tour guide! Three generations of our family all enjoyed learning about Charleston today on this exciting walking tour. Michael combines his extensive knowledge of Charleston history with his own personal stories of growing up in Charleston which make this tour particularly interesting and fun. You will not be disappointed. This tour is much better and more... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What an enjoyable tour with Michael! He knows the city very well and walking is the best way to see the nooks and crannies of Charleston! I loved walking down the back alleys and learning about the city.

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Rockford, Illinois
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Some family members and I were able to spend a day in Charleston while vacationing in Hilton Head. We were thrilled with Michael's tour and felt that we got a great feel of the city in a short amount of time. Very knowledgable and entertaining. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who would like a good overview of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was hands down the best tour we did in Charleston. Michael was a fabulous tour guide! If you do any walking tour of the city, this is the one to do.

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Michael Trouche knew his stuff! A 7th generation native Charlestonian certainly gave him the knowledge, but his stories, history, discussions of the people, architectural insights and behind the scenes factoids made this very enjoyable and the time flew by. He always seemed to find the shade for his talks and he very much involved each member in the group and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This tour was recommended by our hotel and it didn't disappoint. Michael Trouche took our group to several locations and explained the history behind buildings,homes and churches. We enjoyed the tour and would recommend it. Just don't forget to bring your hat,sunglasses,sunscreen and water.

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our walking tour with Michael Trouche, a 7th generation Charlestonian, was a wonderful way to start our day in Charleston. His knowledge of the city, it's architecture, and people was a very interesting way to spend 2 hours. Time went by fast listening to Michael and we could have walked another 2 hours with no problem. I highly recommend this... More

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I had booked Michael's walking tour having read the reports on Tripadvisor. We weren't disappointed. Michael is very, very knowledgable and passionate about Charleston and delivers the tour in a most interesting and amusing manner. It's an excellent way to get a quick introduction to the City.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took Michael's tour on the first day of our trip to Charleston and would highly recommend it for other visitors. Michael has an in-depth knowledge of the town and its history and delivers an exciting tour that set the stage for a wonderful visit. The pace of the tour is great and he makes it a lively two hours.... More

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