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Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages

  • 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!
From US$25.00
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!
From US$25.00

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.
Reviews (117)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Knowledgeable guide, great tour!

Jim was very personable and knowledgeable on many facets of the city. I left the tour 2 hours later knowing all kinds of interesting things about Charleston's and the region's history, architecture, people, nature, oddities, and more. Would highly recommend!

Thank 2citytraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago
Alleyways walklng tour

Bill Stanton was superb. He is a retired history teacher and a great story teller. We were entertained and educated for two hours on historical figures, architectural garden gates, and Charleston insights. He is a licensed tour guide and can be contacted at bill@lowcountrywalkingtours,com. We...More

Thank wvdancer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very good tour

This was our second walking tour of weekend, and it did not disappoint. Bill the tour guide was informed, interesting and solicitous. He brought the city to life with his stories, and his pride and interest in history made the tour so enjoyable. I highly...More

Thank FourUpstate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
It is very nice to visit Charleston in October

We did this walking tour in Charleston on 10/24/18 and we enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. In other words it was a very pleasant event. We also were so surprised how many secret passages our tour guide knew. I took...More

Thank Dieter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alleyways walking tour

Had an amazing tour with Evans this afternoon. Unvarnished history, architectural and real estate details, local politics and insights - his curiosity and love for the city really shone through. Plus cute dogs and a red-tailed hawk!

Thank Maya D
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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