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Old Charleston Walking Tours

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Address: 80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-568-0473
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Description: Old Charleston Walking Tours is proud to offer an array of narrated walks...
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!
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A Ghost Walk to Remember !

Mike Brown is an Awesome host with extensive knowledge. This is the one you want to walk in the dark. Lots of information, lots of stories and Lots of Fun. I could feel chills as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Mike Brown is an Awesome host with extensive knowledge. This is the one you want to walk in the dark. Lots of information, lots of stories and Lots of Fun. I could feel chills as we were walking and it wasn't the weather. Mike's narrative was so entertaining I was genuinely sad when it was over

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took the history walking tour with Denny this February. We cannot recommend it enough! We have taken walking tours in every city we've visited (from Boston to Amsterdam) and this was by far our favorite. Denny is so well informed, very entertaining, and friendly. He gave a wonderful tour and we learned so much, without ever... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

There are lots of different companies that offer ghost tours in Charleston, but I can't recommend Old Charleston Walking Tours enough. My friend and I did a 9:30 PM tour with Mike Brown, and he was fantastic - not only is he a phenomenal storyteller, but I could tell that he had also done extensive research and really knew what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

denny was very informative - VERY informative - on both the history and culture and current life in Charleston. We definitely got our money's worth and recommend it without hesitation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had the best tour guide, a knowledgable man that has lived all over. Great insight, sense of humor, etc. He called allowed us to join last minute which saved our indecisiveness on what to do in Charleston. Don't hesitate and just book a tour with this company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I went on the 7:30pm night tour on a chilly night in February 2015. Mike Brown was a fantastic tour guide, providing scary stories that he backed with research about various areas of the historical district. His iPad for ghostly/historic pictures added to his already very entertaining stories. I would highly recommend this tour! Also he gave great recommendations for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My wife and I stopped in Charleston for two days, February 18 and 19, 2015, which had to have been two of the coldest days in the city's memory. It was in the high-20's the first night and fell to 18 the next; but nonetheless, we really enjoyed our time with guides Mike and Dennis. Mike's ghost tour was splendid,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Mike Brown's general enthusiasm and knowledge on the subject is the best part of the experience. Expect some fun history wrapped with some local product placement. Worth the money only because Mike is so into his craft that you forget that you walked in a giant circle looking at walls and gates.

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

Thank you for the compliments about my storytelling. As for your criticisms, my ghost tour does not go inside any of the graveyards though at times we are close enough that you can touch the tombstones. Of the seven or eight stories that I tell on the tour, three of them are in front of gates. If you read through... More 

Medfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We loved our Civil War and Slavery walking tour with Dennis this past week. Our 2 children (18,10) enjoyed it as well. A walking tour is a must when visiting a city like Charleston. Dennis showed us so many things that we would have never noticed and would have just walked right by. We loved stepping into history...Dennis knows his... More 

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our first visit to Charleston, so made this walking tour our first event as soon as we deplaned. Dennis Stiles was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, interesting story-teller, appeared to enjoy sharing the history of this city with our group. At the end we hardly even noticed we had been walking around for over 2 hours! Gave us a good... More 

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