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2-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Charleston

  • Get around Charleston on foot with a guide who knows the way
  • Hear historical stories about the city from an insider 
  • See main sites, such as St. Michael's Church, in just a few hours 
2-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Charleston
From $22.00
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9:45am TourMost Popular
This tour departs at 9:45am for a 2-hour historical walking tour of Charleston.
From $22.00
3:00pm Tour
This Tour departs at 3:00pm for a 2-hour historical walking tour of Charleston.
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1:00 pm Tour
This tour departs at 1:00 pm for a 2-hour historical walking tour of Charleston.
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See Charleston’s main historical attractions as you learn about the city’s history during this walking tour. You’ll save time because your guide knows the fastest ways between landmarks, including historic St. Michael’s Church, and you can be sure you won’t lose your way while strolling the streets. With multiple tours offered daily, you’re also able to choose a time that best suits your schedule.
What to Expect
Your historical tour of Charleston meets at the Gibbes Museum of Art on Meeting Street. Once you get acquainted with your guide, set out on a walking adventure through some of the city’s most well-known areas.

Pass by St. Michael's Church, located on a scenic, tree-lined street. See the city’s historical mansions and gardens, and hear stories about the people that owned them over the years. Your guide will tell you other fascinating facts about Charleston’s past.

Dive into the history of the colonial days, the American Civil War, and the Revolutionary War, and gain a better understanding about Charleston’s present. Learn about its culture, traditions, and Southern charm.
Reviews (178)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great way to start your time in Charleston

I have done this tour twice on two separate trips to Charleston. I enjoyed it so much the first time a few months ago that when I returned with a friend I suggested she might enjoy it so I ended up doing it a second...More

Thank HoppyJH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Wonderful tour!

Barry led us through the city, with lots of information on the history and current events of Charleston. I highly recommend this tour guide and the tour!

1  Thank Paradise75228
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don’t take the “facts” from the tour at face value.

My friend and I completed the walking tour on Friday, October 26. Overall, I would rate this walking tour a 3.5-4 stars outside of one issue that I had at the end. You will need comfortable shoes, as it is quite a lot of walking...More

3  Thank Mahiliaire J
Ashley W, Owner at Ashley on the Cooper Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Historical walking tour of Charleston

The tour was very informative and fun. The guide was excellent and cared about her city and sharing her knowledge so much that the tour lasted more than the 2 hours we paid for. My wife and I both recommend highly this tour.

Thank abroccard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent walking tour and value

I was here for the weekend for a workshop and decided to go try to see some local sites here in Charleston South Carolina. I took this walking tour and Barry was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommend it.

Thank ramblilngrose
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August 22, 2018|
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Response from John-Katie B | Reviewed this property |
There was a dog in our group. However (and I am dog owner myself), unless the pet is extremely well behaved and won’t bark and/or be a distraction to the group, leave him/her at home. It’s not fair to others who are trying... More
Kelly L
July 23, 2018|
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Response from John-Katie B | Reviewed this property |
We were a large group which they split into two groups. There were maybe 10 people per group.
July 11, 2018|
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Response from John-Katie B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, however some of the streets are uneven.