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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

Charleston, SC, USA
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About Charleston Footprints Walking Tours
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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Jerry G wrote a review Jul 2020
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Had a great time. Small group. No too much walking. Guide was a longtime resident, knew a lot of people on the street and was a wealth of knowledge on the history of Charleston
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Andrew wrote a review Mar 2020
Baltimore, Maryland674 contributions181 helpful votes
Great tour given by a local Charlestonian. I was recommended by our hosts. We got to walk all over Charleston (so wear comfortable shoes), and learned a lot about what the city was like before it became the booming tourist town it is today. The tour guide is friendly and knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Bennett Muraskin wrote a review Mar 2020
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Michael literally grew up in the neighborhood where the tour is focused and is full of inside information and personal anecdotes which he imparts with zest and clarity. He knows all there is to know and then some about the city, its people, architecture,, culture etc.. He even speaks French! Remarkably, Michael quickly memorized the names of those on the tour, making it a more intimate experience. There are many tours available, but only this one leaves from the Charleston Historical Foundation building, which tells you a lot Spending two hours with Michael was the highlight of our stay in Charleston..
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Date of experience: March 2020
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PoiGirl wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our day started with the walking tour with Michael Trouche. I loved the Historic Charleston Foundation gift shop and bought a darling vase that I can’t wait to get home and use. Yet, another reminder of our trip that will make my heart smile. Micheal was very informative of the history of the city and we learned a lot.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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mjbayer wrote a review Jan 2020
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My husband and I were just in Charleston this past weekend and we cannot say enough about the 2 hr walking tour and our tour guide Michael Trouche! We loved everything about our weekend in Charleston but this tour really was the highlight! It is obvious Michael knows this city! So fun when he would acknowledge people in the neighborhoods because these are the neighborhoods he ran around in while growing up. He added so much information that only a person growing up there could. Michael made it easy to reserve the tour as well as was in contact prior making sure we had gotten all the info. If you’re thinking of adding a walking tour to your itinerary this is the one!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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