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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

108 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-478-4718
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Ranked #7 of 171 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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Chicago IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Fabulous walking tour led by Michael Trouche of Charleston. Full of history - personal flair - first hand knowledge. Could have walked for four hours instead of just two.

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Better than expected really enjoyed this trip. Michael knows the city extremely well and had lots of interesting info on architecture, botany, history, etc. Recommended

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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing tour with Michael! He sets great pace, walking throughout Charleston. Along the way, you make a variety of stops, highlighting different aspects of Charleston's history and culture, spanning several centuries. His personal experience growing up "South of Broad" added fascinating anecdotes that you could only get from a true Charlestonian. Most importantly, his ability explain Charleston's... More

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Was so happy that I read the Trip Advisor Reviews so I could learn and book a tour with Michael Trouche's Charleston Footprints Walking Tours. I found the tour to be enjoyable, informative and truly a wonderful experience. His knowledge of all thing Charleston is amazing and certainly worthwhile. Thank you to Michael for introducing us to his wonderful hometown... More

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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Michael Trouche gave THE best walking tour i've ever been on! He is a local and knows the city first hand. His tour is funny and full of anecdotal info as well as all the facts and figures you'd expect from such a historic city. The two hour tour flew by and I wanted more. Not to be missed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We went on Michael's Walking Tour on Saturday October 11 at 10:30. From the very first moment, it became clear that Michael Trouche was, and is, the best guide should one wish to learn something more about Charleston beyond mere tourist hotspots. This tour carries his personal signature in every sense of the word. We were also lucky to have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We had the pleasure of taking Michael's walking tour last Saturday afternoon, after reading several positive reviews on Trip Advisor. It was an exceptional experience. Michael's first-hand knowledge of the city, along with his command of architectural facts and history was amazing. His tour is delivered with enthusiasm and passion, and covers such a wide range of information. He answered... More

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Michael is a thoughtful and professional guide. He was knowledgeable but best of all - funny and most entertaining. We learned much about Charleston in an engaging way.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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9 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Great tour with a great tour guide. There are so many tour options that I wasn't sure what to choose. My best friend recently moved to Charleston, and said that she had gone on a pretty bad tour, so then I really felt the pressure to choose a good one. Finally, I asked a local multi-generational Charlestonian, and they recommended... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Friends recommended this tour highly and our expectations were exceeded! As a Charleston native Michael is extremely well versed in its history. His personalization and presentation skills made the experience exceptional. If you are considering another walking tour forget it. Hank, Liz, Bill, Ann, Bill, Leslie

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