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Pirates, Prostitutes and Punch Houses. An unfiltered look at Charleston's dark past. All the history of a standard tour, plus Twisted stories they don't teach in school. A must do!
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
158 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-3125
+1 843-303-2224
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don was excellent as a tour guide and is a true Charlestonian, his family came in 1783 and he knows a lot of history about charleston. He even let us bring our dog on the tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Boyd B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don clearly knows his stuff. At the end of our 1.5 hour tour through historic Charleston (in a chilly light drizzle) we were left with the realization that we barely scratched the surface of Charleston’s intricate and varied past. Not only did Don know what...More

Thank timwpeper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great tour. You learn about the seedy underbelly of old Charleston, from prostitutes to pirates to highwayman. Don is a walking encyclopedia of information about Charleston and we really enjoyed talking with him. If you want to do a tour that is not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MBW64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're frequent visitors to Charleston in the fall, and signed up for the Twisted Charleston tour, based principally on the Trip Advisor recommendations. Bottom line, it was just terrific. Don is a walking textbook, but the picture he paints is more like a walking live...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a lifetime and multigenerational resident of Charleston, our guide Don, was a wealth or knowledge about the area. He is an engaging speaker and knew interesting facts of the area he lives. He was able to answer all our questions and eloborate to color...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shonna R
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Don was great, super knowledgeable about the history of Charleston - exceeded our expectations, I would definitely recommend!

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We did the dark side of history with this company last year, great, and decided to try them again. The civil war tour was fabulous! Gorgeous walk through downtown and tons of great stories about the war in Charleston.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sightsee03438686747
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Don was a complete wealth of knowledge!!! He gave us a great tour of the city, and of the history behind it! Super interesting and different- as you will learn about more details than just at an average historical tour! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Courtney E
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We had the most interesting tour about the civil war. It was brand new, first official tour isn't until Saturday. They were nice enough to give my wife and I a sneak peek. We had no idea how much action Charleston saw. Really amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank briancook518
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Before the tour Don communicated with us in a timely and professional manner as we had an arrival time problem. He was able to schedule us on a different day during our trip - very accommodating. Time came for the tour...it is not to be...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Sarah K
October 3, 2018|
Response from Don H | Property representative |
Hi Sarah. It really depends on the child and what age were talking about. We recommend 16 or over due to some adult content such as prostitution and alcoholism,there is also discussion of a couple of murderers on the tour... More