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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

108 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-478-4718
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Ranked #4 of 158 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Michael is a very incredible tour guide. My fiancé and I had such a great time. We also learned a lot about history of Charleston from him.

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Minneapolis, Mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We took several tours of Charleston and this is the only one that really worked. Michael packs a lot of information and energy into his tour and you will see a lot in just a little while. He also took us into several buildings. I don't know how I was so lucky to find this tour but it was a... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Charleston is a walking city, and the best way to get to know her is to walk with a local. Walk with a local who is a 7th generation Charlestonian, one who is deeply informed about the culture, food, architecture, history, customs, even the flora and fauna … and you have a truly wonderful experience. Honestly, the two hours flew... More

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Millington, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Definitely glad we chose Michael's tour! Excellent experience. Michael was not only knowledgeable but he also presented the information in a fun and engaging way that was perfect for our entire family - both adults and kids! Definitely the tour to take.

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Both my wife and I loved the tour. Michael has a wealth of information about the Charleston area and it's history and presents it in a very engaging and entertaining way. We were very impressed with his demonstration of the various dialects in the area.

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Greensboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is very interesting tour, to explore down town Charleston. Michael will show you secret alley's and the unique history of the house and Charleston its'self.

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Somers, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

On April 3 2014 Michael gave our small group a great tour. He is very friendly, listens and responds to questions authoritatively and with good humor. Only thing I wish is that he offered a longer tour than 2 hours. There is soooo much to see, learn and enjoy in Charleston.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My Dad and I had the pleasure of touring Charleston with Michael last week and would highly recommend the tour. His is knowledgeable, entertaining and brings you to places you would not know exist unless, like him, you had spent your life in the Holy City. I have done a fair number of walking tours in different cities and he... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I too am native to Charleston and found Michael's tour thoroughly engaging and full of interesting facts I had never heard. I loved his blend of research, descriptions of architecture, references to local flora, personal stories, historical legend. Michael is funny, delightful, and charming. Made me fall in love with Charleston all over again.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Your experience of Charleston history becomes alive while you walk the streets of Charleston with 7th generation Charleston Lite, Michael Trouche. The streets history came alive through Michael personal knowledge and love for his city. His theatrical funny personal approach keeps your interest and attention through the two hour tour. The tour leaves you wanting to discussion what you heard... More

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