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Meet your guide and tour group at the tour office at 9:30am. Set off through Charleston's historic neighborhoods on foot, taking in the local ambiance from the ground up. 

Listen as your guide combines historical facts, personal perspectives, and powerful storytelling. Stop by the Jehu Junes Hotel site, see Catfish Row, where the opera Porgy and Bess is set. Stroll along the ocean, through Waterfront Park and past the Charleston Harbor. Finish up with visits to the Heyward Washington House and the Old Slave Art Museum. 

After 2 hours, return to your starting point with a better understanding of Charleston's black history.
Locations visited
Heyward-Washington House
Riley Waterfront Park
Old Slave Mart Museum
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Get an inside perspective on Charleston's lesser-known black history during this 2-hour walking tour. Listen as your guide tells forgotten folktales and facts about important figures in the city's history.
  • 2-hour black history walking tour of Charleston
  • Morning departure time
  • Uncover hidden history
  • Moderate amount of walking
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun and informative

The tour was very informative and, thanks to the characteristic and knowledgeable guide, very entertaining and fun. However, for a non-native English speaker, at times there were quite much dialects in the picture... Thus it was a little difficult to understand everything. Highly recommended tour...More

Thank FinlandElina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Lost Stories of Black Charleston is a must-do tour. It is so informative and great for any age. Damon Fordham took his time to tell us many lost stories and even held our toddler when she got a little fussy! He gave us insight...More

Thank Hana K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Great History Tour with a Bit of Humor

This was an enjoyable tour with Professor Fordham. He is knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. There was wit, laughter, and storytelling along the way that kept our group engaged and entertained. This is a well paced tour in which questions are welcomed, enjoyed...More

Thank NJM0Mof1
Reviewed May 24, 2018
We learned so much . . .

We learned so much about black history from the fascinating and entertaining stokes that Damien Fordham told during the 2 hour walking tour of Charleston. His recounting of the story of Samuel Smalls, the writing of Porgy and Bess and musical by George Gershwin. Too...More

1  Thank Greg T
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile
Extremely informative tour

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Professor Fordham was extraordinarily knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. He also answered a wealth of related questions and debunked some misconceptions we had about Charleston history. The tour was also very well paced and well planned.

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