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Frankly Charleston Walking Tour (Sunday Only)

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You'll start at
375 Meeting St
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USAWe meet at the Charleston Welcome center, on the porch which is located on the Ann street side of the building.
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  • Pass by Aiken-Rhett House
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    Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    Historic African American Churches
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    Pass by The Citadel
You'll return to the starting point
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Take Pictures/Ask Questions/bring your dog but you must clean their mistakes
    Exclusions
    • No Alcohol/
    • Entry/Admission - Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 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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    In a city as beautiful as historic Charleston, it’s easy to simply immerse yourself in the charm. But I felt like something was missing from the Disney-esque, frozen-in-time feeling being pushed on tourists. I’m so glad we heard about Franklin’s walking tour because it gave us a
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    Response from 503franklinw, Manager at Frankly Charleston Walking Tour (Sunday Only)
    Responded 28 Oct 2019
    Thank you so much for all your kind words. It was our pleasure sharing the other Charleston with you. God Bless
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    Franklin's incredible tour of Charleston and the city's rich African-American history is not to be missed! We especially enjoyed learning about artist and blacksmith Philip Simmons and appreciated Franklin's recommendations for other attractions in the area, particularly the
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    Response from 503franklinw, Manager at Frankly Charleston Walking Tour (Sunday Only)
    Responded 28 Oct 2019
    Thank you Anna923 for your kind words. It was our pleasure sharing the other Charleston with you. God Bless
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    Franklyn was amazing and interesting to listen to. I learned a lot from him about the social dynamics of life in the colonial, antebellum era and it shattered some preconceptions. I knew that basically everything in the city was build by black hands, mostly West Africans, and
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    Response from 503franklinw, Owner at Frankly Charleston Walking Tour (Sunday Only)
    Responded 11 Sep 2019
    Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure sharing the other Charleston with you.
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    First time in Charleston so I had to take a tour to learn more about this amazing city. I booked another architecture tour, that touched on some of the darker side of charelstons history and knew I had to be more informed. Then I found the Frankly Charleston Black History
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    Response from franklycharleston, Owner at Frankly Charleston Walking Tour (Sunday Only)
    Responded 7 Aug 2019
    Thank you so much for your kind words! It was your inquisitiveness that made it a truly Frankly Charleston tour. God Bless.
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    Went over a month ago and this walking tour remains the most memorable part of our visit. Charleston is impressive with many beautiful homes, great restaurants and guides to tell you about it. However, how was so much wealth generated? This walking tour provides insight and
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    Response from 503franklinw, Owner at Frankly Charleston Walking Tour (Sunday Only)
    Responded 9 May 2019
    Rex Thank you. It was our pleasure sharing the other Charleston with you.
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    About the operator
    By: Frankly Charleston Black History Tours
    58 reviews
    EJohnP3
    20
    Friendly, candid view of history and the role race still plays in Charleston's planning
    The gentleman who drove us around was knowledgeable and straight forward. He stuck with facts rather than offered
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    Bernadette J
    64
    True to its Name!
    This tour definitely lived up to its name! Frankly Charleston Black History Tours took my family and I on a
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    andrenaw29
    Lakeland, Florida
    7222
    Eye Opening and Different Perspective
    If you are looking for an informative tour about the good and dark African American history of Charleston, this is
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    429latonyap
    10
    Excellent
    Thank you for the history that is not mentioned surrounding the African American contribution to the city of
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    Jill R
    102
    Morning well spent
    Four of us took Franklin's tour, and we learned so much. He has studied this so thoroughly, and his passion for
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    Yaakov B
    92
    Extremely informative
    A great behind the scenes tour of the history of Black contributions to historic Charleston. Discovered little
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    Debbi M
    31
    Frankly Charleston BHT
    History abounds with every step and sight you see in Charleston. The "Frankly Charleston BHT" did not fail to
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    Inspire146989
    River Vale, New Jersey
    60
    FC 10/31
    Only six people in the van, which was nice. The tour guide was very informative about the other history of
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    MrsJayTaylor
    Jacksonville, Florida
    10
    What a tour!
    Franklin gave us a great tour! We got much more than the 90 minutes we paid for. His passion for the subject
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    wiljacques
    30
    Go and Grow!!!
    There is little space here to do justice to the Frankly Black History Tour conducted by Mr. Franklin Williams. I
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    mafe_vb
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    22
    A tour for the inquisitive
    If you're curious about History and you're not satisfied with the cookie cutter, text book version of it, you
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    samanatee8
    Brooklyn, New York
    21
    THE thing to do in Charleston
    In a city as beautiful as historic Charleston, it’s easy to simply immerse yourself in the charm. But I felt like
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    Heather A
    10
    Frankly Charleston BHT
    Fascinating! It was great to hear about a part of Charleston history that’s not usually discussed. Wish there
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    Anna923
    Manchester NH
    106
    Educational and enlightening
    Franklin's incredible tour of Charleston and the city's rich African-American history is not to be missed! We
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    ryand52
    Redwood City, California
    22
    Wonderful Tour!
    We had a great time last week with Franklin! His insight into Charleston made for a very interesting and engaging
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