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Historic Charleston Walking Tour provided by Holy City History Tours

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Historic Charleston Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
This tour is an exploration of Charleston that highlights the women and men who helped found Charleston and the United States. Did you know, without the pirates and patriots of Charleston, the United States may not exist today? We start our experience in front of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of Charleston’s oldest and most historical buildings. Learn about George Washington’s visit in 1791, and the dungeon’s prisoners who met their fate. Next, we venture down East Bay Street, passing Rainbow Row. Behold gorgeous mansions, and witness breathtaking views of the Charleston Harbor and White Point Garden. Walk in the footsteps of pirates and their captors. Next, we turn inward and walk through Charleston’s South of Broad neighborhood. Learn about the man George Washington and Thomas Jefferson said was the true father of America. Last, we venture back to our starting point, passing by the Four Corners of the Law and the shops and residences on Broad Street.
  • You'll start at
    122 E Bay St
    122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    We will meet next to the Old Exchange Building at 122 East Bay Street.
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  • Pass by
    Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
    Rainbow Row
    Battery & White Point Gardens
    Four Corners of Law
  • You'll end at
    East Battery
    E Battery, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    The tour comes to an end in White Point Garden in between South Battery Street and Murray Boulevard.
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Important Information
Departure Point
122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Return Details
East Battery, E Battery, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
  • Museum entry fee for the Philip Simmons House at 30-1/2 Blake Street.
  • Entry fee for the Halsey Gallery of Contemporary Art at 161 Calhoun Street.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 20 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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By: Holy City History Tours
Cristina K
Spot on!
My family went on this tour and loved all the extras we got from the guide being such a positive eccentric human be
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Awesome Tour
Larry is an extremely engaging and knowledgeable host who clearly loves his city. We’d recommend this tour and him
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My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of attending this tour last week-- and we both loved it! Larry is witty and a t
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Charleston History
Appreciated the small group atmosphere. Was looking for more Charleston Supernatural History. Graveyards were tempo
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Shiraz A
Charleston is beautiful, but scratch the surface and this is also a city of unimaginable horrors and sadness.
A brilliant, fascinating, hard-hitting tour into the heart of darkness of America where beauty canco- exist with sl
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Amazing tour.
This was a true history lesson that covered topics outside of Charleston but linked to its history. Stories of pote
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Sherrie H
Wonderful Specialized Tour
Larry was an excellent enthusiastic, entertaining and informative guide on this tour around the Harleston Village a
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Strong Women Like To Hear About Strong Women - And so do Men!
My family group of 5 had a great time on this walking tour of historical spots where women shaped our country and o
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Justin B
By Far the Best Tour I’ve Had
I live in Charleston so I’ve been on a few of these but nothing comes close to the experience Larry provides. My co
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Fantastic Tour
It was a blazing hot day, but Larry's energy could not be squelched! We walked around Charleston for 2 hours and h
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Evan M
Amazing Tour
Wonderful stories about "lesser known" women of Charleston. It was HOT summer day and Larry really looked out for
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Larry the tour guide
Larry was a great tour guide with a great knowledge about Charleston, SC. He was able to tell us a lot about the wo
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Strong Women of the South
Don’t miss this tour! Larry is an engaging story teller. We are still talking about the historical events unearthed
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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