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Old Charleston Walking Tours

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Address: Washington Square, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-568-0473
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Weaves a clear picture of history!

To effectively convey historical information, you must do it in a way that weaves all of the information together to form a clear picture..help you understand what forces were in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Terry H
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Lexington, United States

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Lexington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To effectively convey historical information, you must do it in a way that weaves all of the information together to form a clear picture..help you understand what forces were in play that shaped the people and events..to make you feel like you were there! Dennis Stiles is a master story teller and provides historically accurate information that is alternately entertaining... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Derek Styles as our tour guide. He was very informative and knowledgeable. The tour was a broad perspective of civil war and slavery and it covered a good amount of ground.

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Thank Lynn P
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike Brown was our tour guide and is a wonderful story teller. He articulates very well and can be easily hear by all in the all. His blend of history, ghost stories and humor was perfect. We highly recommend.

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Thank Sharon C
Folsom, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the ghost tour on 1/20/16 and the civil war tour on 1/21/16. It was the topping of a fantastic week in Charleston SC for us and I highly recommend it! Mike & Dennis are true professionals.

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Thank Greg19033
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with a few friends to discover a bit more of downtown Charleston, and we had a nice time, walking around while listening to the spooky stories. Th guide was funny, but also put a show when telling the stories. Will probably do it again with visiting friends. Only regret: we did not get to see the haunted jailhouse.... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were the only two scheduled for a Civil War walking tour last week on a cold and rainy day in Charleston. Instead of giving us a quick and dirty version and moving on with his day, Dennis gave us his undivided attention. He was insightful, gave full and easily-understood historical counts, and spent ample time catching... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this on a Sunday night and the area was very deserted, not a lot of open businesses or people. It was very creepy as we were walking around killing time, but i felt safe walking the streets. It just got us in the mood for the ghosts! Mike was our guide and he is an excellent storyteller. He... More 

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Jackson TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been on at least a dozen ghost tours in six states. This is by far the best one yet! Mike Brown was the guide. He has a vast knowledge of the history of Charleston. He is funny and engaging, a truly gifted storyteller. The tour covers about a mile in an hour and a half and is an easy... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Our "ghost tour" wasn't necessarily scary-- which was good since our two kids were with us! It was more educational and provided insight into the history of Charleston itself. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, but a tad quirky-- but, she was a ghost tour guide! :) She informed us that we couldn't actually go into any residential areas because of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The ghost tour on New Years Day was our third tour, second ghost tour, with Mike as host. We purposely chose Old Charleston again due to the amount of information he gives, and once again he didn't disappoint. One thing my wife and I noticed is that, although it was the "same" tour we took last time, there were different... More 

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