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CharlestonvAlleys and Hidden Passages Small-Group Walking Tour

  • 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
Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages
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2:00pm Alley's and PassagewaysMost Popular
Come explore some of Charleston's most enchanting alleys and hidden passages on this small group tour. This tour departs at 2:00pm from the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon!
9:30am Alley's and Passageways
Come explore some of Charleston's most enchanting alleys and hidden passages on this small group tour. This tour departs at 9:30am from the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon!

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.   

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, 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.
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Reviewed today via mobile
Great history, fun facts, and hidden beauty

I was fortunate enough to get Evan as my guide and he made this walking tour an absolute pleasure. I learned a lot of history, saw some beautiful architecture, metal work and lots of different local plants. We ran took a leisurely walk and learned...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Stanton Rocks!

Bill Stanton, licensed tour guide and former H.S. history teacher, led us through many of Charleston's alleyways in the historic district. He was a font of knowledge about the individuals, the structures, and what was going on at those times in Charleston's historical heydays! It...More

1  Thank Cosmopolitan616011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very good tour

Jim was our tour guide and was a very knowledgeable and friendly person to show us around town. He passed several people he knew just on the street. I would recommend the walking tour but plan on it to run long. We were expecting the...More

1  Thank gelli66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was very interesting and informative. Jim was an excellent guide! There was a lot of history which was delivered in a way that was entertaining as well as educational.

Thank Allison H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour guide

Evans was not just a tour guide, he was a great teacher. His stories made the history come to life. We had a couple of really good laughs because he has a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend him for this tour.

Thank Passenger789024
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Christi M
15 July 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.
Janice D
1 June 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.
1 May 2018|
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