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Historic Downtown Walking Tour

  • Visit one of America’s most historic cities
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Downtown Charleston
  • Visit many popular points of interest
Historic Downtown Walking Tour
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Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities — Charleston, South Carolina — on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. Visit points of interest including Chalmers Street and the Old Slave Mart; the Dock Street Theatre in the historic French Quarter neighborhood; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; plus St. Michael's Alley, Washington Square and White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and many more.
What to Expect
This guided educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins at 45 Pinckney Street outside the historic Charleston City Market, a 200-year-old venue that covers four downtown blocks.

Visit points of interest like the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building and the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history featuring pirates, patriots and presidents alike.

Also, see the Pink House, one of the oldest buildings in South Carolina and the oldest building in Charleston; St. Michael's Episcopal Church, the oldest surviving religious structure in Charleston; the secluded, 1-block stretch of Philadelphia Alley — plus a plethora of historic homes, churches and other landmark locations.

Along the way, learn about Charleston’s pivotal role in American history, from the American Revolution to the Civil War and beyond.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Two Hours Well Spent

This tour is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about Charleston. The tour is reasonably priced and consisted of walking around the historic areas of Charleston, covering approximately two miles in two hours. Our guide, Jim, was well spoken, articulate and very knowledgeable...More

Thank _vallosi2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful Walking Tour

Our tour guide Jim did a great job bringing the history of Charleston alive. We got mixed up on directions and he called us and patiently waited for us to hustle back over to meet up with the group. The tour was informative and entertaining....More

1  Thank cah_georgia
Reviewed June 24, 2018
History Lesson

We took this tour with Alexandra. She provided much interesting information about the history of Charleston as well as many of the buildings we saw. She tried to stop in areas with shade. We did not get a view of Fort Sumter (as mentioned in...More

Thank PointePrincessmom
Christina K, Manager at Lowcountry Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you PointePrincessmom for taking the time to post your comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed the content of the the tour! Because of the high temperatures in Charleston in the summer, our tour guides usually check in with guests at the 1.5...More

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Excellent Tour

I did this tour with Bill and it was one of the best tours I've been on. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the city and kept things entertaining. He was also very considerate about finding shade to stop in as it was a very humid...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed June 5, 2018
Charleston from a true native

We had a wonderful walking tour with Steve. He told us his family had lived in the area for many generations (several hundred years) and his incredible life experience made for an extremely interesting tour. Steve actually extended the tour an additional 1/2 hour because...More

Thank Shifty5
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