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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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Katherine wrote a review 20 Nov
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The tour guide Amy was incredible! She was full of energy and cordial. Have never seen a tour guide with so much knowledge and love for what they do. You can really tell Amy LOVES Charleston and giving walking tours.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Christina K, Manager at Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you kindly for your review! Charleston is such a beautiful and historically rich city, and we think that it deserves a knowledgeable and passionate guide like Amy to bring it all to life! We are so happy that you agree. Thanks again for your vote of confidence. We look forward to the next time!
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Paul Evans wrote a review 15 Nov
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Our guide, Amy Tankersley, was incredibly knowledgeable and seriously funny. We had a wonderful time and learned so much. We walked away wanting to learn more and continue to explore Charleston.
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Response from Christina K, Manager at Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your feedback! 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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Sarah D wrote a review 15 Nov
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My family toured downtown Charleston this morning with Amy. A truly great experience! Amy has a great personality and was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. I learned a lot of interesting info about the origins of the city. Would definitely recommend for
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Christina K, Manager at Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much, not only for taking the time to review your tour with Amy but to recommend our tour to others! We are sincerely grateful for your vote of confidence and your feedback. Hopefully, we will get another chance to walk with you again!
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Debbie & Bobby wrote a review 14 Nov
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All of the walking tour was exceptional and the information provided by our very knowledgeable guide was tremendous. It was a great learning experience about the history, architecture, and people of Charleston. The guide also provided some unique features to enhance the tour
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Christina K, Manager at Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
We are so grateful that you gave us the opportunity to introduce you to our beautiful city and that you took the time to share your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed it and can't wait to welcome you back soon!
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Brittney P wrote a review 10 Nov
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Our tour guide, Amy, was energetic and passionate about the history of Charleston. She was knowledgeable, honest, and friendly. The tour was a great length and thorough enough for either a good first stop or someone who only has a short amount of time in the city. You see many
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Christina K, Manager at Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
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Thank you kindly for your detailed review! It is so helpful for us to hear from our guests what they loved about the tour. We hope to have you on another walk soon!
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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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christinaC3167JJ
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Great information, Easy Walk
Knowledgable and informative walk around Charleston. Our guide was funny and kept a great pace around the area.
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Plcobb1
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Great way to get the history of the City
We enjoyed the tour very much, Amy was our guide and she was very knowledgeable about the history of the City and a
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NWhitmyre
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Don't Miss Walking Tour!
Our walking tour of Charleston with our guide Amy was amazing! She is incredibly knowledgeable, very experienced a
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Journey36109980034
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Great tour with Amy
My wife and I had a great time on our walking tour around downtown Charleston. Our tour guide, Amy Tankersley was e
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melissamolson
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Dennis is the best!
I, my husband and our 20 year old daughter participated in a super hot and humid August walking tour led by Dennis.
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bethaJ9263QO
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A must do in Charleston!!
Amy was fantastic!! Funny full of info and was very friendly. Her knowledge if Europeon history and her explanation
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  • Duration: 2h
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