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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

Address: 108 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-478-4718
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Ranked #7 of 207 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Enchanting historic Charleston comes alive on entertaining and informative walking tours with...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Michael was awesome. Prompt, friendly, funny, and clearly a student of history on the large scale. He kept the group's tour moving efficiently, while being totally graceful in answering a myriad of questions. If you're new to the Holy City, or a frequent visitor, he will certainly provide you with a clear picture of Charleston's amazing history, and how hard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time touring Charleston with Michael Trouche, he made the tour fun and interesting. He is very accommodating and reliable. He is so knowledgeable and will tell you Charleston's best kept secrets! I highly recommend him and Charleston Footprints if you ever visit Charleston! What a fantastic experience!

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Amsterdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Michael, being a 7th generation native knows his history. This was are first day in Charleston and I can't recommend a better way to learn about the long history of a beautiful southern city. His fee was more than reasonable and the time of 2 hours was perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Really wonderful tour guide. He's on time, competent, keeps you moving and teaches in a full lively voice. Truly not an experience to miss. We kept saying "wow", never got tired and felt educated along the way.

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Detroit, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What a fantastic tour! Michael is a wonderful tour guide who knows his home town inside and out, and all the locals know him which is pretty humorous. This is an incredibly enjoyable and informative tour. Highly recommend!

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Michael Trouche's walking tour of Charleston is amazing! He was very informative and enthusiastic. His knowledge of the history of Charleston is extensive and his ability to take you through each phase is great. The walking tour will take you places that you would not be able to find on your own, and Michael is able to tell you stories... More 

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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was a rainy day in Charleston SC but the tour went on as scheduled. Michael Trouche was our informative, enthusiastic guide. We felt like the tour enabled us to get a feel for life in the city and lots of the history behind the beautiful buildings. We would highly recommend Michaels tour. Monica Dwyer & Will Rheiner

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Michael Trouche gave us a great walking tour of Charleston. It was very informative and gave us an insiders view of the city. Some of the places we visited would have been very difficult to locate. Overall had an excellent time and we really enjoyed ourselves. Give this man a try and you are surely not to be disappointed! Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Michael's tour of downton Charleston was fun and informative for adults, children and grandchildren. He kept our family of 13 happily engaged and treated us to a true insider's look of this beautiful city. Even on a slightly wet day, we learned so much about the political and religious history of the city. We highly recommend it for anyone new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

....a walking tour with Michael Trouche! If you have any interest in the history, architecture, current goings on in this magical city, Michael Trouche is your man. Full of wit, humor, intelligence, he packs a lifetime of info and experience into 2 hours. We would recommend everyone begin their visit to Charleston with his tour!

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