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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour provided by Lowcountry Walking Tours

Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided 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
  • 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 Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour
Please note that while the City of Charleston is requiring that 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. Group size limited to 13 guests per tour guide. Tour is conducted entirely outside.
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Updated 25/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this walking tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages. 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.   
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    122 E Bay St
    122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Please meet your tour guide on the North side of the Old Exchange Building where the benches are.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Heyward-Washington House
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Philadelphia Alley
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    St. Philip's Church
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    122 E Bay St
    122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Please meet your tour guide on the North side of the Old Exchange Building where the benches are.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Book now to guarantee your spot on this tour
  • See hidden passages and alleyways you wouldn’t be able to find on your own
  • Learn history about Charleston during the Civil and Revolutionary Wars 
  • Convenient, easy-to-find meeting place for a stress-free experience
What to Expect
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 and discover the historic St. Philip's Episcopal Church Your guide also tells you about Charleston during the colonial period, the American Civil War, and the Revolutionary War. Your tour ends near the starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 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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Todd H wrote a review Yesterday
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Incredibly knowledgeable tour guide and great way to get to know Charleston. Although it was a walking tour, it wasn't like you were walking the entire 2 hours at all, so ideal for just about everyone.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Explorer823948 wrote a review Nov 2020
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This was one of our favorite tours. We have been coming to the area for decades and my husband and I agree that this was the most interesting and unique tour. We learned a lot about the history, homes, architecture and alleys of the city. We highly recommended. Jim was a great
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Francesca W wrote a review Nov 2020
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My husband and I wanted something different and to get lost in the city. Jim was our guide and he was excellent. He was a history major and provided excellent and interest knowledge about the city, the homes and the people. He was funny and we would highly recommend Jim and
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Lowcountry, Manager at Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you kindly for your review! We think this tour is a fascinating and unique way to experience another side to Charleston, one that not every visitor gets to see. And having a knowledgeable and passionate guide like Jim to bring it to life makes all the difference. Thanks again for your vote of confidence. We look forward to the next time!
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Valerie G wrote a review Nov 2020
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Dennis was our tour guide and he was absolutely awesome! Dennis was extremely knowledgeable on the history of Charleston and knew all the “local” secrets. We got to see some of the basic/main historical sites but in between we were able to see some really cool alleyways and
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Lowcountry, Manager at Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much! We are so grateful that you took the time to recommend our tour to others. And a huge thank you for the detailed feedback. It is so helpful to hear what our guests love about our tours so that we can continue to deliver exceptional experiences. We hope to have you on another tour very soon!
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ESRDenver21 wrote a review Nov 2020
Denver, Colorado101 contributions32 helpful votes
We attended the tour on a Sunday and Jim was our guide. The departure was prompt and Jim did a great job of keeping a steady pace. He really knows his stuff and kept our attention for the entire tour. We found this tour was a great way to learn more about the city and was the
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Response from Lowcountry, Manager at Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Jim will be so happy to hear this detailed feedback of his tour. We hope you will consider joining us again soon!
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Nicole A
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Always learning something new about Charleston!
We had a great downtown historic tour with Evans of Low Country Walking Tours this week. We have taken many tours
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LB50
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We took the hidden alley tour, and it was quite interesting
Our tour guide was excellent. Even with a face mask on, he was easy to hear, very articulate, and knowledgeable.
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Barbara J
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Excellent walking tour!
We did their Alleys and Hidden Passages tour. Our guide, Jim, did a great job informing and entertaining us. He s
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mwspearsjr
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Great Tour
Steve did an excellent job presenting the history of the city and creating an enjoyable experience! He is very know
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chajohn10
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Good tour with great history
Dennis Mardis was our guide and added many historical twists that added more insight to our rookies guide to Charle
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rawband
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Great visit
We learned a lot and had a great time. Dennis was a wonderful guide. We highly recommend this tour to learn and s
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rgjunk3812020
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Charming Charleston
Our tour was outstanding. The guide was engaging, knowledgeable, and experienced in responding and answering our qu
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Tap100620
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Great walking tour off the beaten path
Just when we thought we saw everything there was to see, Jim Gresham showed us beautiful hidden alleys and corners
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Dream244703
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Height of Folly
Came to celebrate my 50th birthday. Great location beautiful home! We had a wonderful stay! Close to Charleston and
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861gary
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Fun and informative time.
Our tour guide Evan was both informative and funny. This was our first trip to Charleston and the tour proved to b
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hbhakh
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Excellent Tour
Low Country Walking Tours does a great job. This was our second time. We took the downtown tour on a Saturday. Th
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verona64
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A Great Experience
I took the Alleys and Hidden Passages walking tour last month in Charleston..Jim our tour guide did a great job tel
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dianebiery
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Knowledgable and personable Guide
Evans was the perfect guide for our Charleston Walking Tour. A native Charlestonian with extensive knowledge of loc
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I5605GDdaveb
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Evans Byrd, tour guide, was outstanding
My husband and I were very impressed where we were taken but more importantly the stories very amazing. Evans Byrd
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mammabear2020
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A must do!
Evans was an amazing tour guide - quite knowledgeable on many different aspects of Charleston. In addition, he was
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  • Duration: 2h
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