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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

108 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2216
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Picked this tour because Michael leads all the tours. Didn't want to go with a company where you... read more

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Jeff A
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Michael did a terrific job showing off Charleston

Michael was an excellent tour guide, combining history, architecture and personal stories... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Enchanting historic Charleston comes alive on entertaining and informative walking tours with 7th-generation Charleston native Michael Trouche. Discover stunning architecture, glorious gardens, Civil and Revolutionary War sites, cobblestone streets, wrought iron gates, legendary graveyards, and the local flavor of the fabled “Holy City” that no one knows better than Michael, who grew up in the famous "South of Broad" area, and has written two popular books on Charleston, where his family has lived for more than 215 years. Michael won numerous prestigious awards as host of the acclaimed "Carolina Camera" television program for 20 years on the local Charleston CBS affiliate, and has charmed tour guests for more than 10 years with his unparalleled knowledge of South Carolina's history, culture, plants and animals, as well as colorful insights, locations and anecdotes that only a lifelong Charleston native would know. Group walking tours are 2 hours long, and begin at 108 Meeting Street.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Picked this tour because Michael leads all the tours. Didn't want to go with a company where you could get any random guide. Michael was great and being raised in the historic district he really knows the in and outs of the area and incorporated...More

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review, and I do think it makes sense to tour Charleston with someone who knows the city from years of experience. I have lived here all my life and I love showing off the beauty and charm that makes Charleston so...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Michael was an excellent tour guide, combining history, architecture and personal stories throughout the tour. We went to a few unexpected places along the way and the length of the tour was perfect. May want to include an opportunity to get a fresh bottle of...More

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review and yes, the bottle of water is a very good idea in this heat and humidity. I try to personalize the tour as much as I can, and I do appreciate your business. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were so lucky to share the history of Charleston with our 7th generation walking tour guide Michael Trouche! It was informative, very enjoyable and entertaining! If you have a chance to visit MAKE sure you take this wonderful tour at Charleston Footprints! Fran and...More

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Fran and Jimmie for the review and for being such pleasant company to have on the tour. It makes this work so satisfying to meet interesting people who so often appreciate the beauty and charm of Charleston. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour was on Friday morning. When first meeting Michael we knew this was a great decision to take this tour. He was incredible knowledge. He is funny, easy to hear and understand. Near the end of the tour, we were caught in a downpour....More

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Bobbie for the review, and many thanks for hanging in there with the tour when things got really miserable in the rain. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Michael’s passion and knowledge of the Charleston were limitless...great stories, facts and details that really made the tour...highly highly recommend!!

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for recommending the tour and for visiting Charleston, I appreciate your business. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Michael was a knowledgeable and thoughtful tour guide. If we could have given him 6 stars we would have!

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for the review, I appreciate your comments and it makes the giving tours so much more satisfying to know that guests really enjoyed it. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on a tour with Michael and he had great energy. His knowledge and the small details made the tour entertaining and educational. He exceeded expectations. If you want a tour that is personal and not scripted, this is the one!

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Jill for the review. Yes, I try to offer something different on each tour and to get to know guests and what they are interested in hearing about in Charleston. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Michael Trouche was a fabulous tour guide. He covered everything that was on our list and more! He had facts about buildings, history, and stories about current events. Along the way, we ran into about 4 locals who all knew Michael and that made the...More

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review Meredith, and I am happy that you enjoyed the tour. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So happy we chose to do a walking tour with Michael so early in our trip. Great stories, beautiful sites. Thanks!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michael Trouche, owner and tour guide of Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, is no ordinary tour guide. Not by a long shot. Michael, a multi-generation “downtown” Charlestonian has an impressive earned pedigree. He was a TV celebrity for 16 years and an accomplished Dock Street Theatre...More

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Guy, for joining me on the tour and for the nice review, I especially encourage Charleston natives to take the tour and enjoy aspects of the city that they may not have known. Michael Trouche

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Kristen C
June 15, 2018|
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Response from chasfootprints | Property representative |
Actually, a stroller can be a burden, as we go through some areas where it will have to be carried up and down steps and over some very bumpy cobblestones. I have found the a carrying harness such as the Baby Bjorn works far... More
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April 28, 2018|
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Thank you for the tour inquiry. The best way to sign up is on the Charleston Footprints website where there is a booking page that includes a calendar of available days and times. Michael Trouche
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Tawtay
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We begint the tour at The Shops of the Historic Charleston Foundation at 108 Meeting Street.
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