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Old Charleston Walking Tours

80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-568-0473
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Ranked #21 of 163 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Old Charleston Walking Tours is proud to offer an array of narrated walks that cover the most interesting historical issues and sights in a city known... more » Owner description: Old Charleston Walking Tours is proud to offer an array of narrated walks that cover the most interesting historical issues and sights in a city known for its turbulent past and unusual beauty. Our guides are the best in the business, with years of research and storytelling experience. They promise the kind of accuracy, insight and enthusiasm that create a delightful touring experience. Let them lead you to Charleston's hidden alleys and tell you what went on behind its closed doors.The daytime walks last approximately two hours. The ghost walks are shorter (and scarier).We go rain or shine. There are no hills. The pace is easy. Please join us. You'll be glad you did! « less
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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

I've lived in Charleston for 7 years and having gone on many tours with out of town guest. Took the Ghost Tour with my family that was visiting and had a wonderful time. I learned many new things that I have not heard before on the other tours I have been on. Mike is very knowledgable on the history of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

In the 2.5 hours we spent with Dennis, one was really able to tell that he really knows what he's talking about. We heard another tour operator say he is involved in preservation and proctors the exams for the tour guides. He definitely has a vested interest in the town and knows a lot about its history. The walking tour... More

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Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went on the History & Homes tour with Dennis. We booked and paid online (which saves you $3). Dennis was extremely nice and incredibly knowledgeable. We learned so much and would highly recommend it to anyone!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were in town briefly from Chicago and decided to do the ghost walking tour at 9:30pm on a Saturday. Mike was a fantastic guide! He presented creepy facts about the city and showed us a number of old, haunted sites. He's clearly a history buff and made the tour about historical scary events as much as supernatural events. He... More

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Bardstown, Kentucky, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My husband and I enjoy ghost tours and took this tour on a date night while on vacation. It was fantastic! We enjoyed that it was historical in nature, talking about events central to Charleston and the experiences people had that tie in to the history. Mike was fantastic and a great story teller. I would definitely recommend this as... More

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Taylors, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

What a great adventure! Had a blast following our guide (I think his name was Mike) around Charleston. Very Intelligent and informed tour, And he had the perfect bold, somewhat creepy story-teller voice to go along with it! Great tour for the whole family. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the 9:30pm "ghost" tour which wound the streets of Charleston. The guide was well researched and knowledgeable. The only disappointment was that the historical and "haunted" cemetery gates were locked and we were not able to enter. We will try to visit theseplaces on the following day if we have time.

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Landgraaf, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Superlatives fail to convey how impressed I was by the 3 tours I took with Old Charleston Walking Tours. The first two were conducted by Dennis Stiles, who is an incredibly nice guy and an absolute marvel of information. No jaded moonlighter reeling off some script by rote here. Dennis is the Platonic Idea of the tour guide! He possesses... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

What a great 'ghost' tour. Much more creepy than other ghost tours without all the boring nonsense. Our group even had a bit of fun during the tour. While listening to one of the stories, a dog that was waiting in a car decided to the honk the horn at just the right moment. Mike was a wonderful tour guide... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our tour with Dennis Stiles kept us hanging on every word. He is a captivating, energetic, fascinating speaker. I appreciated his reading widely on Civil War history. That and his personal experience of living all over the world provided a thoughtful perspective to his presentation. You will not be getting a tour by someone who has just memorized a script... More

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