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Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour provided by Eclectic Tours of Charleston

Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour

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This is the perfect walking tour for the first-time visitor or repeat guest. We’ll cover iconic landmarks such as St. Philip’s Church, the French Quarter, the Dock Street Theatre, Rainbow Row, The Battery, White Point Garden, Calhoun Mansion, and so much more. You’ll get a comprehensive view of Charleston’s architecture, churches, culture, history, people, and even the hidden alleys and lanes often overlooked on other tours. I’ll highlight historic downtown extensively at an easy pace with lots of photo stops and interesting facts you’ll always remember. More ground covered = more beauty experienced. Charleston is the star.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    158 Meeting St
    158 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Meet in front of the Synovus Bank building at the northeast corner of Meeting Street and Cumberland Street.
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  • 1
    St. Philip's Church
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Dock Street Theater
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Battery & White Point Gardens
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    The Williams Mansion
  • You'll end at
    158 Meeting St
    158 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Meet in front of the Synovus Bank building at the northeast corner of Meeting Street and Cumberland Street.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
158 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 15 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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Sean H wrote a review 2 Jan
Charlotte, North Carolina4 contributions
Jill was amazing and had such great energy! Super fun to walk such a beautiful city with her. We particularly loved that she made a point to show us all the inspirational gardens and talk about the plants and blooming flowers that call Charleston home. Thanks Jill!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from eclectictoursofchs, Owner at Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you, Sean. It was such a joy meeting you, Joanna, and sweet Roo! I am so glad you enjoyed your first in-depth tour of the beautiful Historic District. There is so much hidden beauty!! I look forward to welcoming you again soon!! Thanks for choosing Eclectic Tours of Charleston!! 🥰
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Naomi P wrote a review Nov 2020
Rancho Cucamonga, United States5 contributions1 helpful vote
Not one boring thing!! Jill talked about very interesting things and we saw so many quaint places. We went down beautiful streets and secret gardens. We loved walking along The Battery. And learned the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery!! We are already planning our
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from eclectictoursofchs, Owner at Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour
Responded 22 Nov 2020
Wow! Thanks for the lovely compliment! It was such a fun group. I am thrilled you enjoyed it and cannot wait to welcome you back!! Let me know if you need any hotel or restaurant recommendations!! 🥰
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Escape651465 wrote a review Nov 2020
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What a wonderful tour! I live in Charleston and was going along with a friend, and I was pleasantly surprised by the new things I learned. I've been on walking tours in cities all over the world, and the depth of knowledge Jill expressed, as well as her stories that brought the
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Jill P, Owner at Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour
Responded 17 Nov 2020
What a pleasure to meet you, Beth, and your friend. Thanks for choosing Eclectic Tours of Charleston! I’m sooo glad you enjoyed it and learned some new things about our beautiful and unique city. Hope to see you again on my Love Stories of Charleston tour!! 🥰
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Jasmine Tsai Drobnicki wrote a review Oct 2020
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The tour guide, Jill, was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and learned about so many things that I’ve never known before.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Jill P, Owner at Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour
Responded 30 Oct 2020
It was so nice meeting you, Jasmine! And thank you so much for choosing Eclectic Tours of Charleston. (Nice to bump into you again at Toast this morning. 🥰) I look forward to welcoming your girls on your next visit! Hope you had a fabulous time in the Holy City. Safe travels home.
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Susan wrote a review Oct 2020
Texas2 contributions
Jill is THE BEST! She is extremely knowledgeable about the unique history of Charleston and has a warm, welcoming personality. As first time visitors to Charleston, we were looking for a tour that would introduce us to the historic charm of this city and Jill and this tour
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from eclectictoursofchs, Owner at Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Thanks, Susan! You and Hal were winners!! I had the best time showing you my beautiful city. Wow!! Beaumont, TX!! My mom’s hometown. 💖 Hope you’re enjoying the rest of your time in Charleston. Come back soon!!
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My wife and I took this tour in 1/15/21. We were surprised to learn that we were the only ones to have booked the
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We LOVE Jill and the Eclectic Tours
Loved the tour with Jill. She took my daughters and I to the sights where Outerbanks was filmed and she was super
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AMAZING tour!!
Jill is a wonderful tour guide. From taking us to various locations of where OBX was filmed to showing us the hist
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Great time in Charleston
Jill was fantastic, very knowledgeable and made the city and its history come alive. It was 40 degrees and windy an
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AMAZING walking tour
One of the best tourism experiences I’ve ever had. She not only specialized the tour to our liking, but went above
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Fantastic Charleston tour!
Signed up for this tour last minute, but so glad we did it! Jill was kind, informative, and charming. Would recomme
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Jill is an effervescent and delightful tour guide!
As a new resident of Charleston, her Best of Historic Charleston walking tour opened me up to charming nooks & cran
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The Decent Docent!
Jill is knowledgeable and fun. There is so much history and art within the streets of Charleston. You might also
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Great for Visitors or Locals!
Jill is AMAZING! I recently moved to Charleston, and exploring downtown with a knowledgable and friendly guide has
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Best Walking Tour!
Jill was knowledgeable, engaging and friendly. She had interesting insights and a great storyteller. We moved along
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Great tour guide
Jill has amazing knowledge and I loved her tour! Jill is a must do in Charleston. She has several tour topics - all
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Best OBX Tour for teens and their parents
Jill was so much fun! She took us to many of the locations where they filmed the series. Our 12 and 13 year old
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Must Take Tour!
Jill was so knowledgeable AND personable. She knew all of the perfect photo-op stops and less well-known historic f
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Amazing Small Group Tour
My girlfriends and I went on the Love Stories tour with Jill this past weekend and we loved it! I’ve lived in Charl
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BEST OBX TOUR FOR TEENS
OMG! My friends and I are huge fans of Outerbanks, and Jill gave us a great tour. It was so thrilling to hear her f
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