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“Interesting and entertaining”

Charleston Footprints Walking Tours
Ranked #2 of 246 Tours in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Michael is an extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining tour guide. His personal experiences -- he is a seventh generation Charlestonian -- add interesting and often humorous details to a delightful tour of the city's architecturally significant and charming neighborhoods. It is difficult to believe that you could duplicate the experience with a self-guided tour of the South of Broad area.

Thank Paul Y
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

This tour was a 2 hour walking tour of Charleston. We are a family of 5 (2 Adults & 3 teenages). Michael Trouche is a fantastic tour guide and kept us moving and entertained. We walked around the beautiful town and were informed on history, architecture as well some personal touches and memories from his childhood. The personal experiences of Michael living in Charleston added a really nice sense of being part of the tour and seeing things through his eyes. Michael engaged our 3 teenages, no mean feat. Our children walked away saying how much they enjoyed listening to him and his information. They too loved his personal stories which just added an extra dimension. Michael seems to know everyone in town, as you walk around people wave to him and have jovial conversations with him from cars. Michael got to know all names and families on the tour and made sure he included everyone at some point in the tour.

Thank katalinbrisbane
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

Michael Trouche's tour is the greatest. In 2 hours he tells you everything you want to know about this lovely historic city. And he is 7th generation. We even got to see the home he grew up in and later in the museum we saw the business sign of his great-grandfather. 20 on the tour and $20 per. Well worth it.
I can't recommend the tour more highly..

Thank David S
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Reviewed November 29, 2014

Michael is everything you could ask for in a tour guide.His tour covers not only the sights and history of the city, but his own personal experiences as well, which makes the city come alive in a way that most tours do not. He has been an actor on stage and he has loud clear thespian's voice that carries so well and adds to the experience. He has a wonderful sense of humor and is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the past and present of a city he clearly loves. He takes you down narrow alleys and out to the harbor and places the carriages cannot get to. The 2 hours just flew by and I was sad when we had to stop. And even has cost is reasonable. Even if you think you know Charleston, take his tour. You want to learn about Micheal's Charleston.

Thank gashrink
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Reviewed November 26, 2014

What a pleasant walking tour around Charleston's beautiful historic neighborhood. Our guide, Michael, was full of history, stories, and architectural details which made the tour fly by. I had many opportunities to photograph hidden gardens and so many lovely homes! Michael clearly knows the area so well as he grew up here. It was nice to see how many locals greeted him warmly and made us feel welcome. Thank you for a memorable afternoon!

Thank Stephanie J
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