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Historic Charleston Walking Tour

  • Walking tour of downtown Charleston brings history to life
  • Guide tells key stories from Charleston’s rich history
  • See top city attractions: Old Exchange Building, the Battery, and more
Historic Charleston Walking Tour
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10:00am Historic Walking TourMost Popular
Discover the essentials of historic Charleston on this approximately 2 hour walk through the downtown historic district. A wonderful introduction to the "Holy City". This tour departs at 10:00 am.
2:00pm Historic Walking Tour
Join us for an afternoon stroll through the Historic District. Tour departs at 2:00pm from outside City Hall located at 80 Broad Street.
Without a guided tour, you’re likely to miss the tales from Charleston’s rich 400-year history that make this city one of the top destinations in the United States. A guide brings the Holy City to life by pointing out the buildings, monuments, and other historic attractions that mark Charleston’s development from an early colonial settlement to the thriving hub of Southern culture that it is today.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in downtown Charleston to begin your walking tour. Starting at the Four Corners of Law, stroll down cobbled alleyways and past pastel-colored buildings populating the historic core of the city.

Pass top sights such as St. Philip’s Church, White Point Gardens, Dock Street Theatre, and the Battery as your guide provides information about Charleston’s colorful history as one of the earliest cities in the United States, its role in the Civil War, and its recent revival. Plenty of stops for photos and questions help you make the most of your tour.

Thanks to Charleston’s small size, two hours is just enough to see the historic district’s top attractions, leaving you free to explore the rest of the day on your own.
Reviews (137)
1 - 5 of 72 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent tour

We did this tour today with Amy and would highly recommend it. Amy was knowledgable, fun and really engaging. She took us on a tour through the historic district focusing on the French quarter and the battery, we were encouraged to ask lots of questions...More

1  Thank karenwilson84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
First morning in Charleston

This was a great way to spend our first morning in Charleston. The tour started at Four Laws Corner and lasted a little over two hours. Great way to get acquainted with Charleston and learn about it’s history. Amy, our tour guide, was fantastic. She...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Insiders look of Historic Charleston

Amy Tankersley offered many insider's fun facts of Charleston and answered any question: pirate blockades, oldest tree east of Mississippi, why one neighborhood is French architecture and the other Gothic, and why are all the porches on the side of the house. AND, she had...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour with an outstanding guide

Captain Bob was our guide and he was outstanding. The tour was at a leisurely pace with many stops for stories about the homes and buildings we were near. The tour did not include entrance into any buildings, but Captain Bob did a great job...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed September 15, 2018
Great Two Hour History Lesson

This is the best! Very informative and interesting, embellished with wonderful local lore and stories. We then returned to the route on our own to take photos and let it all sink in again.

Thank weno
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Katie C
September 6, 2018|
Response from Clay D |
Yes, but it does get very warm.
Alan M
September 1, 2018|
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Response from squirrelgirlpf | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was 10 people.