Holy City History Tours
City Tours • Cultural Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Walking Tours • Sightseeing Tours
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Holy City History Tours has been dedicated since our founding to telling the stories of the women and men who were written out of the history books. We bring the stories of these forgotten figures to life with informative entertainment. Each tour showcases Charlestonians who endured enormous hardships, overcame nearly impossible circumstances, and helped propel society into the future. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry, and sometimes you feel awe-inspired. With each tour, we aim to give each guest a real and authentic experience of Charleston and its history.
Charleston, South Carolina

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268janeto
Quakertown, PA4 contributions
Oct 2021
Larry was an excellent excellent tour guide. He spent lots of time with the stories and the information. He was super knowledgeable and just delivered this information with much humor. I absolutely highly recommend this tour especially with Larry.
Written November 1, 2021
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Shiraz A
Geneva, Switzerland8 contributions
Feb 2020
A brilliant, fascinating, hard-hitting tour into the heart of darkness of America where beauty canco- exist with slavery and the spirit of a people taken from Africa can be muzzled but not silenced.

Larry is very knowledgable and is natural storyteller. He brings the dignity of his subjects to life. If you visit Charleston, this tour is a must. If you want to understand America's original sin. this tour is a must. If you want to hear true stories that will make you cry and rejoice and show the depth of humankind's cruelty and dignity, then this tour is for you. This tour should be made mandatory for all schoolchildren in Charleston.
Written March 3, 2020
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Michael L
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Couples
Larry is an extremely engaging and knowledgeable host who clearly loves his city. We’d recommend this tour and him any time.
Written August 27, 2020
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Barbara B
5 contributions
Feb 2020
This was a true history lesson that covered topics outside of Charleston but linked to its history. Stories of potential despair presented by my guide Larry with a sense of optimism that was really uplifting. The Phillip Simmons house and workshop were completely amazing. The woman who runs it knew Mr. Simmons and had stories unending about him and the larger community. I loved walking through this part of town and learning all the aspects of this part of the city and the history and legacy of the system of slavery.
Written February 11, 2020
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Nirmala S
1 contribution
Most interesting tour I’ve been on. Completely off the tourist track. See some of the real Charleston. it’s history in the slave trade and it’s people’s contributions to American society.
Written August 19, 2021
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Carla S
10 contributions
Nov 2022
I am highly disappointed. I picked this tour out of all the tours I could have taken today. It’s a nice day out so I walked all the way there which was a 34 minute walk. Once I arrived, I find out the tour has been cancelled. After contacting the tour company, they say they never received the booking from Trip Advisor. However, I received a confirmation number last night. I called Trip advisor and they say this tour company has an issue with their software. Now my whole whole morning and part of the afternoon has been wasted.
Written November 2, 2022
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Larry L
Lewisburg, WV57 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
By providing an honest guide. We were deceived from start to finish. Even when exposed, the so called guide did not own up to fraudulent behavior. After a late arrival, this person who used the name Larry told us he had suffered a bike accident with a golf cart and was in too much pain to walk. We sat for a visit and coffee. He told stories with some herstory content. He also said he needed to leave to visit a doctor and get his bike fixed. We tipped generously, having fallen for his plight. We saw him minutes later, easily riding his undamaged bike . For shame! Such a hustler. All thar brother and sister talk he put out, and how much pain he was in. Should be dismissed.
Written October 21, 2022
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Sharon
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
we have visited Charleston many time so it was really nice that our guide taylores our tour to us. we We talked about the beginnings of Charleston and its early history. Very interesting and inspired us to do further research
Written September 28, 2022
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M G
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Larry and Ms Rossi were very knowledgeable and great story tellers.
Enjoyed the tour of Simmons workshop but walking tour was too much for my mom and we cut the tour short. I would recommend for a younger more mobile group
Written September 16, 2022
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Jojosiv8
Mount Pleasant, SC5 contributions
I highly recommend this tour. Larry was absolutely amazing extremely knowledgeable and engaging!!! Everyone had a blast!
Written September 5, 2022
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