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2-Hour Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities — Charleston, South Carolina — on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. Visit points of interest including Chalmers Street and the Old Slave Mart; the Dock Street Theatre in the historic French Quarter neighborhood; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; plus St. Michael's Alley, Washington Square and White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and many more.
  • Visit one of America’s most historic cities
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Downtown Charleston
  • Visit many popular points of interest
  • Learn about Charleston’s role in American history
  • An educational and entertaining tour for the entire family
  • Small group ensures personal attention
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2-Hour Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour
Explore Charleston's Historic District, including the French Quarter and the area South of Broad
Hear the tales of historic churches and view the city architecture
Local Guide
Gratuities

Departure Point

80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This guided educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins at the designated meeting spot.

Visit points of interest like the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building and the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history featuring pirates, patriots and presidents alike.

Also, see the Pink House, one of the oldest buildings in South Carolina and the oldest building in Charleston; St. Michael's Episcopal Church, the oldest surviving religious structure in Charleston; the secluded, 1-block stretch of Philadelphia Alley — plus a plethora of historic homes, churches and other landmark locations.

Along the way, learn about Charleston’s pivotal role in American history, from the American Revolution to the Civil War and beyond.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Charleston City Hall
The tour will begin outside City Hall which is one of the pillars of the "Four Corners of Law"
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Washington Square
Learn about Washington Square Park
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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St. Michael's Church
Learn about this historic Church where George Washington once worshipped.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Old Slave Mart Museum
The Old Slave Mart Museum is one of the many points of interest you will hear about in the French Quarter.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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St. Philip's Church
Learn about St Philips Church
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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French Huguenot Church
Learn about the French Huguenot Church
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Dock Street Theater
The Dock Street Theater is the oldest working Theatre in America and is one of the many point of interest you will learn about in the French Quarter.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Philip's Church
St Philips Church is one of the many important points of interest you will learn about in the French Quarter.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Rainbow Row
Learn the history of the famous houses along Rainbow Row.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Learn about the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Battery & White Point Gardens
Stroll along the seawall and learn about the inhabitants of the stately Mansions along the "Battery".
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heyward-Washington House
Learn the history and importance of this historic home.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lowcountry Walking Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Hour Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Hour Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2-Hour Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour.

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Great!
Annette_F
, Jun 2021
Evans Byrd was a wealth of knowledge!! He is very friendly and knowledgeable about Charleston. His stories were interesting.
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Great fun
Tara_F
, May 2021
This was my mother’s first walking tour. She had a great time. Evans was funny and knowledgeable. Such a good experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that Evans was able to provide you with such a wonderful tour experience, especially since it was your mother's first! We look forward to sharing many more walks with you both soon!
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Highly Recommend!
Lyndsey_D
, Jul 2020
The walking tour was a wonderful experience! There were only 2 of us on our tour and Dennis did a fabulous job making it tailored to our interests. We learned so much and enjoyed many laughs along the way. Can’t wait to come back and do it again!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you so much Lyndsey! We are delighted that you had a fabulous time with Dennis. We are confident that you will love your next tour with us just as much, and can't wait to welcome you back!
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geat tour
breprender
, Feb 2020
It was excellent.. Even in the rain our wonderful guide gave us full attention and did a wonderful job
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Love Charleston
JLVG1
, Jun 2019
Great tour and very informative. Learned a lot. Would highly recommend Great tour guide. Fun time. Great city to visit.
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Amy was terrific one of the best...
James S
, Nov 2016
Amy was terrific one of the best viator walking guide tours we have experienced. Funny, knowledgeable, and obviously proud of her adopted home of Charleston. Had a great time
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Amy was our tour guide and it was a...
Michelle A
, Oct 2016
Amy was our tour guide and it was a wonderful 2.5 hour tour of charlestown. She was sure to fill it with history, architecture and suggest restaurants where to get some good southern cooking and seafood. It also helped that we had the perfect weather and lots of sunshine.
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Amy is good tour guide for those...
PATRICIA D
, Jun 2016
Amy is good tour guide for those interested in houses and courtyards of area. Would have liked more history and fewer references to carriage tours, horses. Responded well to history questions, but no ongoing narrative. Very considerate of participant's need for shade, bathroom.
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