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Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour provided by Walks of Charleston

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Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 25/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Please note that while the City of Charleston is requiring masks be worn in public places, our guides are permitted to pull their masks down when talking as long as they are socially distanced from the group.
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Updated 25/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Without a guided tour, you’re likely to miss all 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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    80 Broad St
    80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Please meet your tour guide outside City Hall on the corner of Meeting St and Broad St.
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  • 1
    Charleston City Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    St. Michael's Church
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Old Slave Mart Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    St. Philip's Church
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    French Huguenot Church
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Dock Street Theater
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Battery & White Point Gardens
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Edmondston-Alston House
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Heyward-Washington House
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 10
    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 10 minutes
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Highlights
  • Walking tour of downtown Charleston brings history to life
  • Plenty of photo stops let you admire views of parks, homes, and buildings
  • Multiple departure times let you fit this tour into your schedule
  • Tips from your guide help you experience Charleston like a local
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, you don't need all day to see the historic district’s top attractions, leaving you free to explore the rest of the day on your own.
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Important Information
Departure Point
80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Charleston
  • Professional/Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Heyward-Washington House
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are strongly advised
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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BackPacker367058 wrote a review 24 Jan
2 contributions
Great tour guide and extremely knowledgeable! There was no question she couldn’t answer! Amy has great energy and the walking tour was fascinating and unique.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Christina K, Manager at Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Responded 2 days ago
It is terrific to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We can't wait to walk with you again on your next trip, we are sure that we can impress you a second time!
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Lisa D wrote a review 22 Jan
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina1 contribution
Amy was enthusiastic and knowledgeable as our guide for the Historic Charleston Walking Tour. I highly recommend her. Her maps and terrain model really explained what the land was like back in the 1600s! I will let her share the details! I do believe my favorite part was about
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Christina K, Manager at Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for your feedback! I will be sure to pass along your nice comments to Amy. It means everything to us that you loved the tour so much that you would recommend it to others. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of your company on another walk soon!
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Arti P wrote a review 9 Jan
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Amy was delightful and her enthusiasm was contagious. We really enjoyed our walking history tour in Charleston
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Response from Christina K, Manager at Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review! It is fantastic to hear that you had a wonderful time exploring Charleston with us, and we hope to welcome you back onto another tour soon.
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smitchel87 wrote a review 6 Jan
Frankfort, Illinois5 contributions
This was one of the best tours we’ve ever done. Dennis was extremely knowledgeable and answered every question we had. Definitely recommended!
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Response from Christina K, Manager at Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to others! We hope that you will get the opportunity to share another walk with us again soon!
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joelle c wrote a review 2 Jan
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Amy was delightful and her enthusiasm about Charleston’s history could not be contained! Thank you for a great tour!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from seetina, Manager at Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for joining us! Reading such wonderful reviews makes us all strive to continue to provide amazing experiences for all of our guests. We can't wait to walk with you again on your next trip, we are sure that we can impress you a second time!
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simonbcreative
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Jerry and Anna
Excellent knowledgeable and charming guide!! Learnt a lot about your beautiful city. We will definitely recommend y
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shaunaw120
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Walking Tour With Amy
Amy was a friendly and animated tour guide. She made sure that she knew where every guest was from. She has a solid
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Allie G
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Just book it
If you're debating whether or not to book this tour, just do it! It absolutely made our trip to Charleston so much
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Andrea C
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Wonderful walking tour
The tour offered us a glimpse into different parts of Charleston's history and present. Our guide was knowledgeable
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Virginia20201231
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Informative and fascinating Charleston Tour
Amy Tankersley provided an informative and very interesting tour of Charleston that made the tour fly by. She is t
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paulaschoolhmc
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Amy
Our guide was wonderful, knowledgeable and lived in Charleston over 30 years. It was comprehensive, thorough, and
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jane w
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Culinary Tour of Charleston
John was Fabulous!!!!! He was very knowledgeable about food and history. Highly recommend this tour.
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Tisha399
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Informative and interesting tour!
Amy was a great guide and her knowledge of Charleston was abundant. The tour took us to Rainbow Row and many intere
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Enjoygoodfood123
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Best walking tour
Extremely knowledgeable tour guide Amy did a fantastic job. Her enthusiasm for the history of Charleston was infect
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342rogerc
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Wonderful Walking Tour of Historic Charleston!
We thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour with Amy T as our guide. Amy is very knowledgeable about the Charleston are
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aliceleemanning
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Fantastic experience! 10/10!
We enjoyed a fantastic walking tour with Guide Amy Tankersley. She was so engaging and really knew her history! The
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Sharon B
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Amy was interesting & informative guide.
I rated this a 4 because I personally thought 20 people in the group was too many. We tried to stay on the fringe
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TravelGrandma10
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Great tour and a must for Charleston!
Dennis was our tour guide on this walking tour and he gave an excellent tour. He brought in revolutionary history
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kim111827
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Engaging and entertaining.
Amy was knowledgeable and engaging. She knows her stuff! She has a passion for Charleston history and it shows in h
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tdmeaux
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Very Nice Walk
We decided that we wanted to get an overview of the city since this was our visit. The walk was very informative an
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