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Old Charleston Walking Tours

80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-568-0473
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Ranked #19 of 158 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Mike was an amazing tour guide. Great spooky stories. You can tell he loves the city and it's rich history. My children enjoyed the tour as well, one of the highlights of our trip.

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Sterling, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to have Dennis Stiles as our tour guide. It turned out that my husband & I were the only ones to show up that day. Dennis took us on a great tour, explaining the history of Charleston. He seemed to enjoy his job, and that translates to an informative tour. Highly recommend!

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Nevada
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6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We took this tour based on all the other reviews but could have saved our money for another tour more worth while. We took the Civil War tour with Dennis which was very informative and Mike was very nice to deal with. The Ghost tour was a big let down. We were told a few stories about women dressed in... More

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mbtourguide, Owner at Old Charleston Walking Tours, responded to this review

It bothers me to read that someone is disappointed with the tour. I would encourage the reviewer to contact me for a refund. It bothers me more to read a description of my tour that is inaccurate. I visit around 7 locations and tell 7-9 stories on any given ghost tour. Most of the stories told are stories of lost... More

Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We had Dennis Stiles, and he was excellent! It was definitely one of the best tours that I have ever been on. He was so informative and engaging! We were the only ones on the tour, so he showed us things that we might not have seen otherwise. He seemed to know everything about the city and was really passionate... More

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I've done several ghost tours across the globe so we thought we would try this one as we were in the area. We had a few younger children with us and the older ones found it interesting. The stories were good but at the end of the tour it seemed like something was missing. It needed more history of the... More

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mbtourguide, Owner at Old Charleston Walking Tours, responded to this review

This does not sound like a review of my ghost tour. Each story that I tell on the tour combines modern day encounters with the history I use to provide an explanation. My tour includes about 25 examples of ghost encounters. The first story I tell is about a prison and a serial killer. I have one story specifically about... More

Hendersonville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Mike was a wonderful guide. We had 6 teenagers with us and they were enthralled with Mike's stories. Everyone in the group could easily hear him. He also carries a tablet to help illustrate his stories. He was great-not cheesy at all!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Dennis Stiles was our excellent guide. He was entertaining and informative and knew everything about the city past to present.

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Fresno, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Our guide Mike Brown was knowledgeable as well as a gentleman. He took us to hidden gems of historical homes in the city and we were able to walk to areas not crowded by tourists and learned much about the history of Charleston Homes. It was nice to have the opportunity to look at gardens located in many of the... More

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Fleming Island, Florida
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We met in a pleasant park in an older section of the city. Our guide began with a history of the city and then we went for a walk through the area. The tour lasted two hours and fifteen minutes during which we learned a lot about the history of the city and a lot about the present. The guide... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We really enjoyed walking with Denny on our tour. He is clearly passionate about the city and history of Charleston and is extremely knowledgeable! We learned a lot of the general history and timeline of slavery and the Civil War, as well as a lot of unique ways that Charleston was involved. The only downside was that we didn't SEE... More

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