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The Civil War In Charleston

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What to Expect
The Civil War in Charleston
• Not your average Civil War tour. Nearly everyone knows the official start of the war was on April 12th 1861 with the bombing of Fort Sumter, however, most do not know of the bloody fighting that ravaged this area for the four years to follow. In addition to Fort Sumter we cover all of the bloodiest battles as well as specifically Charleston Topics. Women and their role on the homefront, blockade-running here in Charleston as well as the events right here in town that led up to the war starting. We go well beyond the Battle of Fort Sumter and give you the raw destruction of the war here Charleston. This is an unfiltered view of the war as told by the people who lived through it. It begins at 158 Church Street Charleston, South Carolina at 10 a.m. daily. We visit such sites as the Circular Congregational Church, the Mills House Hotel, St. Michael's Church, the St. Patrick O'Donnell house and the Miles Brewton house. We then head to the battery, where we will discuss blockade-running, women, such as Emma Holmes and Mary Boykin Chesnut and their role in Charleston during the war and George Trenholm, the real Rhett Butler. And finally on to Charleston Harbor where we will discuss the many battles that took place and Charleston in the surrounding areas.
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Important Information
Departure Point
158 Church Street Charleston, South Carolina
Departure Time
10:00 AM
1h 30m
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  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This tour is the best I have learned a lot from this tour if you want a good tour about the civil war history this is the place to go.
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Don was great. Very knowledgeable. We loved his story telling and visuals. Throughly wonderful tour I would recommend!
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This was without a doubt the most informative tour I've taken in Charleston. We had no idea of the bloody battles that took place in the Charleston area. A beautiful walk down to the harbor with stories along the way. Once at the battery, the guide we had used maps and great
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Don was very knowledgable and entertaining. He did a great job mixing Charleston lore and Civil War history. We also enjoyed his knowledge of architecture & design of many of the houses and building in Charleston. A very fun tour
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We did the dark side of history with this company last year, great, and decided to try them again. The civil war tour was fabulous! Gorgeous walk through downtown and tons of great stories about the war in Charleston.
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