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Old Charleston Walking Tours

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Address: Washington Square, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-568-0473
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Old Charleston Walking Tours is proud to offer an array of narrated walks...

Old Charleston Walking Tours is proud to offer an array of narrated walks that cover the most interesting historical issues and sights in a city known for its turbulent past and unusual beauty. Our guides are the best in the business, with years of research and storytelling experience. They promise the kind of accuracy, insight and enthusiasm that create a delightful touring experience. Let them lead you to Charleston's hidden alleys and tell you what went on behind its closed doors.The daytime walks last approximately two hours. The ghost walks are shorter (and scarier).We go rain or shine. There are no hills. The pace is easy. Please join us. You'll be glad you did!

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Ghost tour

Mike really knew his stuff. His love for history and Charlestown is evident. I was creeped out by his scary Ghost stories and antidotal notes along the way. My 14 year old son was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Cyndi S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Mike really knew his stuff. His love for history and Charlestown is evident. I was creeped out by his scary Ghost stories and antidotal notes along the way. My 14 year old son was completely enthralled with the horror of this old city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our tour guide was AWESOME! He really knew his stuff, spoke very eloquently and was easy to understand. He made the stories suspenseful and truly left you hanging on wanting more. Really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone, local or tourist. Great tour!

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on this tour last week. Information was good but our tour guide was very hard to understand. He spoke very fast and not very loud for the large group and was hard to hear and understand. We have been on many ghost tours before and this was probably one of the more disappointing tours.

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mbtourguide, Owner at Old Charleston Walking Tours, responded to this review

I would be curious to know the name of the tour guide. We have only two male tour guides and neither of us talk fast nor are we hard to hear or understand. Mike Brown More 

Marion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a 7:30 ghost tour with Mike Brown. His ghost stories were very entertaining, and I liked the way he kept connecting the personal accounts of ghosts with the history of the buildings and the area. Even our kids (11 and 15) enjoyed the tour. Our group was a manageable size, about 16, so we had no problem... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me first say that I enjoyed this tour. It was informative. I have done ones in savannah so this one doesn't quite do it for me. I will mention the use of the tablet incorporated into the stories was awesome. The reason I gave this tour a lower score was because of the booking process. We read other reviews... More 

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mbtourguide, Owner at Old Charleston Walking Tours, responded to this review

I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and would like to address your criticisms. We can only take out 20 people with a single tour guide so on busy nights there are other tour guides helping me. If anyone wants to go out with me specifically they should let me know. None of the ghost tours go to the... More 

Parker, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family did a walking ghost tour with Mike Brown. His storytelling was superb! We highly recommend this tour for anyone who would like an inside look at some of the really cool scary stories. We also recommend doing the 9:30 pm. walk at night. It adds to the fun.

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gregory, sd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Civil War history tour with Dennis Stiles. He was an excellent guide . . .we learned so much in our almost 3 hour walking tour. Dennis is very knowledgeable and impassioned. It was interesting to hear history from a different perspective.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been on tons of ghost tours, all over the nation. This one was pretty informative, but our tour guide didn't seem to have the passion for the topic like others we've experienced. We had the 7:30 tour with A young man who told us he had a history degree. It seemed like he had just memorized the tour script,... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mike Brown was our guide and he had a great way of delivering the story to draw you in. He offered a lot of history about the city and had neat stories. He admits he has never personally seen a ghost but tells of other people's experiences at each of the sites. It was a nice way to see some... More 

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Decatur, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 9:30 ghost tour and had a great time. Mike was incredibly knowledgeable and well-spoken about charlestons creepy history!

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