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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

By Walks of Charleston
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Without a guided tour, you’re likely to miss all the tales from Charleston’s rich 400-year history that make this city one of the top destinations in the United States. A guide brings the "Holy City" to life by pointing out the buildings, monuments, and other historic attractions that mark Charleston’s development from an early colonial settlement to the thriving hub of Southern culture that it is today.
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$25.00
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Ages 6-99, max of 20 per group
Duration:
2h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Walking tour of downtown Charleston brings history to life
  • Plenty of photo stops let you admire views of parks, homes, and buildings
  • Multiple departure times let you fit this tour into your schedule
  • Tips from your guide help you experience Charleston like a local
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • 2-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Charleston
  • Professional & Licensed Local Guide
  • Stroll through the quaint and charming streets of the historic district
  • Learn about the history and events that shaped Charleston
  • Explore notable sites in the French Quarter
  • Several popular points of interest including Rainbow Row
  • Explore the residential area "South of Broad"
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Meet your guide in downtown Charleston to begin your walking tour. Starting at the "Four Corners of Law," stroll down cobbled alleyways and past pastel-colored buildings populating the historic core of the city. Pass top sights such as St. Philip’s Church, White Point Gardens, Dock Street Theatre, and the Battery as your guide provides information about Charleston’s colorful history as one of the earliest cities in the United States, its role in the Civil War, and its recent revival. Plenty of stops for photos and questions help you make the most of your tour. Thanks to Charleston’s small size, you don't need all day to see the historic district’s top attractions, leaving you free to explore the rest of the day on your own.

Departure details
  • 80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Please meet your tour guide outside City Hall on the corner of Meeting St and Broad St.
Return details
  • The Battery, Charleston, SC 29401, USA The end location will vary depending on the guide and route taken, but they will always walk you back to the start if requested.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8716P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are strongly advised
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions. Please check the forecast prior to the tour.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour?
How much is 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour?
2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour price starts from $25.00. Discover and book 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour cancellation policy?
2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour is hosted by Walks of Charleston. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Walks of Charleston on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8716P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    80 Broad St
    80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Please meet your tour guide outside City Hall on the corner of Meeting St and Broad St.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Charleston City Hall
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    French Quarter
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Battery & White Point Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    The Battery
    Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    The end location will vary depending on the guide and route taken, but they will always walk you back to the start if requested.
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Marie P
Marie P
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Not to be missed
Walking tour makes Charleston come alive. Our tour guide Kay was informative and friendly and kept our interest fo
pianojams
pianojams
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Fun and Educational Tour with Wendy!
From the start of our tour and throughout the whole tour, Wendy was upbeat, entertaining and educational. I have l
Sue L
Sue L
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Fun Tour
We enjoyed the walk around historic Charleston and the tales told by our guide, Mark. He kept the tour moving at a
cpire2000
cpire2000
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Ask for Emily!
We had an excellent, informative walk with our guide, Emily. She had great stories to tell and took us to many of t
Y4423BVmark
Y4423BVmark
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Wonderful!
She was entertaining and enjoyable lady. Would recommend to anyone wanting a tour! You will learn a lot about the c
merdavis1969
merdavis1969
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Very enjoyable
Dennis was great & we learned a thing or two. Highly recommend & don’t forget to tip your guide at the end.
KL1471
KL1471
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Super informative
First time to Charleston and wanted a unique close up view to the city's rich history. Great tour guide was able to
Maloml63
Maloml63
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Insightful tour of Charleston with the best tour guide Kay!
Such an awesome and insightful tour of Charleston with the best tour guide Kay! Kay made the tour fun and was extre
thekoplins04
thekoplins04
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Walking tour
Kay was our tour guide, she not only provided great information but had great energy for the group in the heat/ hum
lukeehumphrey
lukeehumphrey
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Informative and Enjoyable Tour
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour through the historic sites of downtown Charleston. Our tour guide, Kay, was
pcook1957
pcook1957
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Walking Tour of Charleston... A must do!
Wendy was fantastic. Our first time in Charleston. We will visit again and a tour with Walks of Charleston is on th
jkmedsker
jkmedsker
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Entertaining! I loved it!!
Dennis was so fun! I LOVE history and he made it even better. His stories were on point and had us taking notes so
Squale117
Squale117
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Amazing experience
Our tour with Kay was fantastic! She was incredibly knowledgeable about the city as well as friendly and funny. The
standingback15
standingback15
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Charleston beauty, history and a lunch tip
Informative and friendly tour with Emily. Charleston is truly a walkable city with beautiful restored colonial era
jed416
jed416
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Incredible tour of Charleston
Dennis was superb. The rich history of Charleston came alive and was well explained and the stops were terrific. Gr
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Melissa K
Kansas City, MO3 contributions
Wendy gave us lots of interesting facts and showed us a great part of the city. It was such a good way to see the city and get some accurate history about what we were seeing. Helps you get the lay of the land too. Highly recommend!
Written September 27, 2022
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John B
3 contributions
We had a really great time exploring Charleston and learning a little about its history! Kay was a brilliant tour guide. She was brilliant craic and really engaging! I would highly recommend a walking tour of Charleston with her!
Written September 27, 2022
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Kristina Prairie
1 contribution
Wendy was an excellent tour guide! I was in town for a Bachelorette weekend and it was most of our first times in Charleston. The tour was so educational and fun! We really enjoyed how Wendy told stories and it was an overall great experience. I would definitely recommend this tour to friends and family who are visiting Charleston in the future.
Written September 27, 2022
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Heidi C
1 contribution
Mark was our guide and did an excellent job. We learned a lot about history and interesting facts. It was a pretty easy walk.
Written September 26, 2022
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Josh A
Glastonbury, CT26 contributions
Whatever else you do in town, book a tour with Mark Jones and this operation. When a guide grows up in the area, studies a location's history, writes books about it, is passionate about it, and loves to talk about it, you have a recipe for a fantastic tour. We could have done another few hours with Mark. Engaging, practical, informative, funny, self-deprecating, and just so excited to keep telling us, "how cool is that." Man, what a great time. Thanks, Mark.
Written September 26, 2022
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Elisa L
2 contributions
Loved it! Our tour guide, Mark, was fantastic! Born and raised Charleston history geek with a fun and engaging style. What a fun way to get an overview of the city and learn some history at the same time. Dog friendly too!
Written September 25, 2022
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Karen
2 contributions
Couples
Amy was our guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Her knowledge of Charleston was the most extensive of anyone we have encountered previously. She was able to answer every question asked. Her visual effects were absolutely amazing and she was organized and efficient in every way. She is a pro and we would highly recommend her!
Written September 25, 2022
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suzanne625
Cleveland, OH12 contributions
Couples
We had a lovely morning walking and learning about this beautiful city! Thanks to Wendy for an informative tour.
Written September 25, 2022
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Rebecca I
1 contribution
Couples
Wendy was amazing! We learned so much and she held us captivated for two hours. We didn’t want the tour to end. Wendy was professional, engaging, and knowledgeable. She was also a wealth of knowledge for places to eat and other “must see” spots. She was the perfect introduction to this beautiful city.
Written September 25, 2022
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Go818113
2 contributions
Our guide, Mark Jones, was fabulous. Very knowledgable and told the history in an interesting way to keep us engaged. Would highly recommend this tour for a well rounded overview of Charleston.
Written September 25, 2022
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