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Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages

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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.   
  • 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, 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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Important Information
Departure Point
122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Row
  • Entry/Admission - Heyward-Washington House
  • Entry/Admission - Philadelphia Alley
  • Entry/Admission - St. Philip's Church
  • Entry/Admission - Dock Street Theater
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bill Stanton’s encyclopedic knowledge of Charleston’s history coupled with his sense of humor made for an awesome walking tour.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Evans. We were led on a wonderful walk highlighted by historical stories, interesting info, Charleston homes and gardens. Evans was knowledgeable and engaging. Would recommend to those who have already done the “tourist” tours and are looking
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Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. Got to see some of the less visited places and heard different less known stories about people and places in the city. Also got to learn about the different plants trees and flowers.
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Our tour guide Bill was so good that even in the pouring down rain to start out we were hooked! Then the sky cleared and it got even better. Very knowledgable, informative and he is so friendly. We learned so much. Thank you Bill!
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This tour took us a bit off the beaten path to hidden beauty we would have otherwise not know existed. The guide was extremley knowledgeable about the architecture, history, and culture of the area besides being very personable. The walk was piece of cake, and we had lots of
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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