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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 190 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Michael has many interesting facts about the different houses, buildings and monuments that he brings you to. He also seems to be very active in the community as runners, parents, other tour guides and store keeps all go out of their way to say hello to him. Solid guy.

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Saginaw, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We had a walking tour with Michael on our first morning in Charleston. It could not have been any better! He is delightful, charming and certainly knows his city. He knew most of us by name and where we were from. He had a way of making you feel right at home. He told many very interesting stories about the... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Michael Trouche is everything a tour guide should be and much more, Charleston is lucky to have one of its most profound sons tell its story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

On a one night stay in Charleston between visiting National Parks, the staff at Two Meeting Street recommended spending two hours with Michael Trouche. For a small fee my wife and I were led through historic Charleston by a 7th generation Charlestonian. This delightful, understated writer, tv producer, actor, and heritage activist taught us his city. If I remember a... More

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Michigan
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Michael has a bit of thespian in him which makes for an entertaining as well as informative tour. He keeps things moving, has a voice that projects and is organized in every manner. Such are the mundane details, spending time with him, you quickly understand that he knows his city and is comfortable with every aspect of it. I would... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Michael Trouche's walking tour was a wonderful introduction to Charleston! His intimate knowledge of Charleston, coupled with his great sense of humor, made this a very enjoyable two hour tour. There was lots of interesting information and many historic blocks packed into our walk. It was also obvious that people in Charleston know and love Michael; he spoke to several... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was a great walking tour. Michael knew the answer to all our questions and gave a very interesting tour! Our group was all technical people and he customized the tour to focus a bit more of some of the technical and scientific things that have happened in Charleston's history.

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Leawood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We had a very informative walking tour with Michael, the owner of the company. We covered a large area and it was fun.

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middlebury in
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you want to take the best tour in Charleston don't miss this one!! Michael knows everything you want to know about the city!! He will take you down streets you would never have known were there, He grew up in Charleston so he knows all the ins and outs! Michael was so nice, we booked the wrong day but... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Charleston Footprints is a GREAT Tour! Well organized with great information. Walked places we had never been and learned new facts to better understand the history of Charleston.

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