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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

108 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-478-4718
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Ranked #6 of 167 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Michael was an excellent tourguide. I was thoroughly impressed when he started speaking in the different dialects and accents to illustrate the history. The best $20 I spent in Charleston hands down.

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Warrington, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

As a first-timer to Charleston, this walking tour was a great way to see the beautiful architecture and understand the history of the city. Michael was a great guide, giving us his insights and fascinating facts -- all with a great sense of humor. Make sure you end your tour at a great restaurant, and you're all set! It was... More

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Couldn't have asked for a better guide to show us around during our short stay in Charleston. Michael was extremely knowledgeable and had us engaged the whole time with interesting facts and anecdotes about the city. It was especially great because Michael, a lifelong Charlestonian, included stories of his own life in the larger story of the life of the... More

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Mineral, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Michael is an expert on historic Charleston. He provided stories about the city that can't be read in books. The tour was so informative and interesting that I did not want it to end; even my teenage son loved the tour. This is the only walking tour in Charleston worth the money. We had access to private gardens because of... More

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Grafton, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I recently did a tour with Michael. He was everything other reviewers said. Funny, informative, never boring. Plus he knew every shady spot! Two hours just flew by. Don't even consider any other tour.

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Mount Forest, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I highly recommend Michael's tour. It's a lot of fun and very educational. I think the best part is that he grew up on the streets that he shows you. One spot especially will give you a very cool insight into Michael and his city. Have fun. --We came from Onrario, Canada on July 26, 2014

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Rossford, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Michael lead us around historic Charleston, SC with great detail. He provided a historic context to the buildings we viewed and quaint stories that made the 2 hour tour entertaining and a learning experienced. Highly recommend this tour. He took us through some passageways that we might have missed if we just walked around ourselves.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Fantastic tour! Michael is a great tour guide and ambassador for the beautiful city of Charleston. Very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour was well paced yet did not feel rushed. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I took a tour with Michael just a few days ago. It was wonderful to hear about the history of the city from someone so passionate about his hometown. It's obvious that he is deeply entrenched with the ongoing preservation of the city, as we happened by someone he knew outside of a local church with lots... More

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Riceville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is the second time my wife and i have done the tour with Michael. This year we brought my mom and teenage son and they both loved it. Michael is very knowledgeable, engaging, and proud of the city he loves. It was a brutal, hot day and yet it went by very fast. He kept the tour moving, but... More

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