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Itinerary
Your tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages starts at the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, which was built in 1771. Meet your guide, and set out on your journey through the city.

As you go, listen to fun facts about Charleston’s past and present. See Rainbow Row, one of the longest clusters of Georgian row houses in the United States and the Heyward-Washington House. Stroll along one of the city’s oldest streets, Longitude Lane, and discover mysterious spots such as Stoll’s Alley. Pop into McCrady's, a place where George Washington once ate.

Your guide will also tell you about Charleston during the colonial period, the American Civil War, and the Revolutionary War.

After about two hours, your tour ends near the starting point.
Locations visited
Heyward-Washington House
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
St. Michael's Church
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Overview

Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this walking tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages, offered only a few times a day. Your guide knows the quickest routes around the city to show you multiple highlights in just a few hours. Plus, some of the passageways are so hidden, you’d never see them without someone to show you the way.   

Highlights
  • Book now to guarantee your spot on this once-a-day tour
  • See hidden passages and alleyways you wouldn’t be able to find on your own
  • Visit a restaurant where George Washington ate
  • Learn history about Charleston during the Civil and Revolutionary Wars 
  • Convenient, easy-to-find meeting place for a stress-free experience
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Tour was pretty good, guide's judgement...?

We met Evans for the tour just as it began to rain, fairly heavily at times, and thunder. The thunder continued for about an hour and it rained for about 3/4 of the time. We came prepared for the rain although that definitely detracted from...More

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Christina K, Manager at Lowcountry Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The satisfaction of our guests is our number one priority. From your nice comments about Evans, it seems as if you enjoyed the content of the tour, but overall were unsatisfied because of the weather. Our policy is to offer a full refund to our...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Very Informative Tour

This was an excellent walk. Our guide, Jim, was very knowledgeable and presented a lot of interesting information about Charleston's history, focusing on various architectural elements and on some of its more colorful figures from the past. This is a great way to see and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth it for those new to Charleston

We had a great experience with Bill. He was very nice, knowledgeable and funny, and kept the tour to just the right pace and length. He was also kind enough to offer us some bug spray - MUCH needed although I don't think I coated...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice Overview of the Historic Places of Charleston

I had an afternoon to myself so I decided to take this tour of the alleyways of Charleston. The tour was very nice and the tour guide was knowledgeable. My only qualm was that there was no break in the middle of the tour. The...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful

My tour guide was Bill. I showed up on a day when I was solo so I got a personalized tour! Bill took me to Rainbow Row, the French Quarter and told me all about the rich history in Charleston. We went through secret alleyways...More

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Christi M
July 15, 2018|
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Response from FordFocus31 | Reviewed this property |
Not for kids. It’s a lot of historical information. The passages are just small alleys. I have 6, 9, and 11 year old boys and they wouldn’t have liked it.
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Janice D
June 1, 2018|
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Response from Daya888 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this. I think this one is good - you’ll see different houses/structures, alleys and some history. It’s a bit of both. Hope this helps.
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2383Autumn
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Felicia E | Reviewed this property |
Charleston has some cobblestone roads and uneven sidewalks. I am sure you can call the tour group and request a tour that will use ramps, accessible paths for wheelchairs. The age of the historic district, however, would... More
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