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Old Charleston Walking Tours

80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-568-0473
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Ranked #22 of 170 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent walking tour with Mike Brown. Very informative and entertaining. Our guide Mike was very personable and cared about making sure everyone enjoyed the tour and recognized the significance of each location on the tour. He provided some surprising and interesting facts. Would love to attend again

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Fallston MD
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Denny Stiles was our tour guide -- what a knowledgeable gentleman! Even though it was only my husband and I signed up for this particular tour, he didn't try to reschedule or refund money -- he gave us the grand tour! Too many sites, too numerous to mention: St. Michael's Church, Dock Theater, Battery, view from shore of Fort Sumter.... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Took the late night ghost tour with Mike Brown as our guide. The group was large and so we split into two groups which was very appreciated by all. Mike was an excellent guide with a great sense of humor. His stories were great and his pictures really added to our enjoyment. We didn't see any ghosts or unusual things... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our tour with Dennis was great. There were only 4 of us and he walked and talked the entire time, despite what was considered a hot day (did not seem so bad to me). I will definitely go back with another tour with the company the next time we are in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I did the ghost tour with Mike as our guide this evening and it was everything we expected and more. I think the negative reviews this tour gets are upset they "didn't see a ghost". The story telling was amazing and the 90 minutes flew by. Would highly recommended.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great tour. Lots of fun. Looking forward to going on Mike's other tours. Mike is definitely passionate and knowledgeable. Thank you!

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Door County, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We met in dark park behind city hall at night...Mike was a great story teller and really pulled you into the history and ghosts of Charleston. We had a Groupon coupon, which was what steered us to this tour, but was so glad it did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour with our guide, Dennis Stiles. He was exceptionally knowledgable on the Civil War and Charleston's history. We definitely received our money's worth on this 2.5 hour walking tour. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone that is able to walk for that amount of time. Thank you Mr. Stiles for... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There is no question Dennis knows his stuff, he is a master at it. Bottom line is we never should have booked this tour for a family, even though we paid on groupon.

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

The reviewer brought his/her kids on a tour advertised for adults. We do not advertise this as being a tour for small children. They received a greater than 50% discount on the ticket price. They said the tour guide was great. Why does this warrant a bad review? More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I purchased a Groupon to experience the Ghost Tour while visiting Charleston with my boyfriend. I bought the Groupon after verifying availability for the tour via the company's website. Per the Groupon instructions, I needed to call to make the reservation. I did that on a Sunday (when the business is open) and left a message with my request. The... More

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

The reviewer needs to check her phone log. She called at 8:35 PM on Sunday while I was on tour and left a message. It was too late to return the call by the time I was done with the tour. As the reviewer mentioned, we are closed on Mondays but I returned her call at 4:25 PM on Monday.... More

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