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Charleston Waterfront Park

Charleston Waterfront Park Tours and Activities

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Waterfront porch swings, a giant pineapple fountain, and grassy areas perfect for lazing the day away make Waterfront Park feel like Charleston’s personal backyard. Watch the boats float by on the river, snap photos, and enjoy the park’s family-friendly amenities—they keep this park a favorite hangout spot for locals and visitors alike.

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Concord Street, Charleston, South Carolina
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Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

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Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the heart of historic Charleston on a guided tour through the heart of the city. Soak up the old fashioned charm of cobblestone streets lined with antebellum houses, lush gardens, and landmark churches as you listen to stories about Charleston history, architecture, and culture.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

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Discover downtown Charleston on a Southern-style carriage ride that passes through the Commercial District and Waterfront Park. Learn about the history, architecture, and people of this old South Carolina city throughout the tour.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

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See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a leisurely sightseeing tour along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument. This fully-narrated tour focuses on Charleston history from Civil War sites to antebellum houses and landmarks, passes under Cooper River bridges, and explores a waterfront that’s home to bottlenose dolphins and pelicans.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.35
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$36.35
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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided walking tour. Visit points of interest including Charleston City Hall; the Dock Street Theatre, America’s first theatre; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.06
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$21.06
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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus historic Philadelphia Alley, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.65
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$25.65
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Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More

Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More

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Experience the charm and beauty of Charleston on a morning or afternoon walking tour. With an entertaining guide, take a leisurely stroll through the city’s Historic District, passing antebellum mansions, hidden gardens, historic churches and graveyards, as well as famous sites like Fort Sumter, Rainbow Row, and the Waterfront Battery. Along the way, learn about Charleston’s rich history and contemporary culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.00
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$37.00
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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

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Get an inside perspective on Charleston's lesser-known black history during this 2-hour walking tour. Listen as your guide tells forgotten folktales and facts about important figures in the city's history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.00
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$32.00
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Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour

Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour

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Discover Charleston's colonial roots on this evening carriage tour within the city of Charles Towne's original boundaries. Travel with a horse and buggy, just as the colonists did, on an evening tour that spares you from the midday heat as you learn about Charleston history between 1680-1770, including a visit to the oldest building in Charleston, the Four Corners of Law, Waterfront Park, and more.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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French Quarter Historic Charleston Walk
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French Quarter Historic Charleston Walk

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This historical overview of Charleston's French Quarter highlights the Holy City's finest points of interest. Bring a camera to capture the beauty, and enjoy a breathtaking walk through colonial and early American architecture. Your native Charleston guide will show you unique landmarks with intriguing narratives of how these structures originated. The tour includes visits through cobblestone alleys and passages to admire the spectacular historic fabric of the district. The tour also includes an easy stroll along Charleston's majestic harbor with its castle and forts that shaped much of America's maritime and military history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class

Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class

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This walking tour and interactive lunch combo provides a two-in-one experience in Charleston. With a celebrated local chef, Forrest Parker, you'll start with a 1.5-hour historical walking tour about the influences of Lowcountry food in the city of Charleston. Then watch a cooking demonstration from Parker before enjoying lunch paired with wine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.85
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$153.85
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Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Charleston's colonial history, laid-back vibe, and beautiful sites continue to steal the hearts of visitors to the Holy City. See the highlights of the peninsula in comfort on this 90-minute guided tour on a climate-controlled minibus with a maximum of 15 passengers. This narrated tour keeps you cool as you ride past must-see Charleston sights such as the Battery, the Citadel, Old City Market, and Hampton Park as well as enjoy spectacular views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse at a distance. Bonus: Admission to Charleston Powder Museum is also included with the price of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$32.00
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Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour

Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour

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Get behind the wheel of an F13 speedboat for a guided tour of Charleston Harbor. Learn the basics of operating the speedboat from your guide, and then follow the guide boat past the Battery, under the Ravenel Bridge, to the USS Yorktown, and more, stopping for photo ops and to optionally change drivers. Small-group tour is limited to eight people or fewer.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.00
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Ghost Walking Tour and Pub Crawl in Haunted Charleston
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Ghost Walking Tour and Pub Crawl in Haunted Charleston

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Combine the mystery of a haunted tour with fun of a pub crawl for a great night out. A guide will lead the group on a 2.5-hour walking tour through historic downtown Charleston. Stop at several bars along the way, each housed in historic buildings with their own unique ghosts and stories. Guests will have time to enjoy a delicious libation as the guide tells them all about the fascinating history of Charleston and some of its most famous and creepy haunted stories!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.80
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Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours

Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours

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This private sightseeing tour of Charleston offers a local perspective on the most charming city in the South. Beat the crowds of bus tours and go where carriage rides can’t as your licensed guide drives you around the peninsula in the comfort of a private vehicle. As you drive past top sights like Waterfront Park and the Battery, hear stories of Charleston history and culture in the Holy City.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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$76.93
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The Death and Depravity Ghost Tour in Charleston

The Death and Depravity Ghost Tour in Charleston

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You will explore Charleston's seedier history. From the city's brothels to gritty true crime stories, We will open the door to the darker side of human nature. Combining aspects of the truly horrific, the scandalously salacious and the just-plan-weird, this ghost tour is a unique look at a city which largely ignores its dark past. Brothels, murders, suicides, demonic entities - just some of what you'll hear about on this tour. The Death and Depravity Ghost Tour contains mature themes and language. Please call 855-999-9026 for additional availability.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.99
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Charleston Water Taxi/Dolphin Cruises

Charleston Water Taxi/Dolphin Cruises

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Not your typical Water Taxi. Best value in Charleston! includes dolphin sightings(frequent but not guaranteed). Most affordable and convenient harbor cruise + transportation to 4 point around the Harbor. $12/All Day Pass!
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  • 1 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.31
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Charleston Land & Sea Combo: Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise

Charleston Land & Sea Combo: Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise

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On this historical Charleston tour, journey back in time as your guide reveals the beauty and charm of one of America's most historic cities. Learn about the history of Charleston and discover its pivotal role in American history with visits to more than 100 points of interest including Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake, the Old Exchange Building and Whitepoint Gardens. This tour combines a 90 minute Historic City Tour with a 90 minute narrated, non-stop Harbor Tour. The harbor tour may be taken in conjunction with the city tour or you may choose to split them up and take them on separate days.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.00
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Charleston Historical Walking Tour: Pirates, Patriots, and More

Charleston Historical Walking Tour: Pirates, Patriots, and More

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Discover the "Holy City" with a professional Guide on this comprehensive Walking Tour through the popular sites of Charleston, South Carolina. Follow your guide on a leisurely stroll down cobbled alleyways and boulevards lined with grand antebellum homes as you listen to a highlight reel of Charleston history. Stop long enough to snap photos at top landmarks like the Battery, Rainbow Row, Waterfront Park, Old Customs Exchange, Nathaniel Russell House, Whitepoint Garden, and St. Michael's Church. Walk with us and learn about bawdy taverns & pirates, heroic patriots, the grandeur of antebellum architecture, the devastation of the Civil War, and much more! History will come alive as we stroll through the historic streets and gardens of the “Holy City.”
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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Self-Guided "The French Quarter Charleston" Solo Walking Tour

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Ya’ll come to the right place for a true Charleston experience. On our journey I’ll be taking you to the best historical spots and the hidden treasures of the French Quarter and I’ll tell you their story. Oh, them friends back home goanna be jealous. 1 purchase works on 2 phones! So why don’t you just skedaddle down to the Market Hall on Meeting street and we’ll get this hootenanny started. I’ll meet you there. You will discover Charleston's French Quarter on our Solo Smart Phone Powered Walking Tour. Go anytime and explore on your own schedule. The WalknTours app guides Solo travelers on a hands free tour. Go anytime, explore on your own schedule. Perfect for Solo Travelers. Especially Solo Travel Rebels. How it works: 1. Get the WalknTours app 2. Register an account and use the experience code in your booking to unlock the tour. 3. Go to Charleston City Market front door - 73 North Market Street, Charleston, SC, USA 4. Press start experience.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Tour of Historic Charleston by Foot

Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Tour of Historic Charleston by Foot

Charleston was one of the wealthiest cities in the south until the Civil War broke out and destroyed everything that city had built up. Your private walking tour will be led by a local expert who will share stories jam-packed with four centuries of history. Stroll past pretty painted houses and the waterfront whilst hearing about how the slave-trade developed and evolved. As the city is flat, it's easy to walk around as you soak up its history and hear how hard Charleston has worked to overcome the complexities of the past to be one of the most hospitable cities in the south. After your walking tour through the city, enjoy a snack or drink at the local market at a place recommended by your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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Charleston's Best History Walking Tour - 2 PM

Charleston's Best History Walking Tour - 2 PM

Hi ya'll, I'm Cooper. There are many walking tours in Charleston. Some better than others. None more informative than this tour. We pride ourselves on providing a story-based tour of the historic district, in a humorous, yet accurately historical way. The information you learn on our tours will simply amaze you. From the events of colonial Charleston to the quirky little facts no other tour takes the time to research. We teach history in a fun and interactive way. We start by having a discussion about what you like in history. The things that you want to learn. From there we'll craft the tour around such topics as modern-day charleston, the civil war, the revolutionary war, cultural history, architecture, and even talk about the reality of slavery in Charleston. We were voted best history tour in Charleston, and we work hard every day to live up to that title. So come on ya'll...let's learn some history
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.95
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Charleston Waterfront Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 21 Charleston Waterfront Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Charleston Waterfront Park costs USD 5.00. Guided Charleston Waterfront Park tours start around USD 5.00 per person. See all 21 Charleston Waterfront Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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