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

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Visit one of America’s most historic cities
  • Enjoy an historic walking tour of Charleston
  • Visit the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages
  • Small group ensures personal attention
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2-Hour Hidden Alleyways & Passages Guided Walking Tour of Charleston
Small-Group for a more personalized experience
Go "off the beaten path" and explore the history and beauty of Charleston's enchanting alleyways
See a few top Charleston sites along route such as Rainbow Row
Professional/Local Guide
Gratuities

Departure Point

122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Please meet your tour guide on the North side of the Old Exchange Building where the benches are.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This guided, narrated, educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins at the north side of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history featuring pirates, patriots and presidents alike, located at 122 East Bay Street.

Visit the city’s oftentimes forgotten alleys and hidden passages that barely pass for streets at all. See points of interest like Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States, the Heyward-Washington House museum and much more, including St. Philip's Episcopal Church.

Learn about Revolutionary and Civil War facts and anecdotes while you explore. End your tour near the starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Learn about the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rainbow Row
Learn about the history of Rainbow Row.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heyward-Washington House
Learn about the Heyward Washington House
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Alley
Hear the History of Philadelphia Alley
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Philip's Church
Learn about St Philips Church
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Pass by Charleston Waterfront Park
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lowcountry Walking Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.

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  • "This visit is a must for all of the historical and current information that he provides." See review
  • "There should be an understanding that there will be a "drop off" point at about 1 hr 15 minutes where some of the group can leave without ado or embarrassment." See review

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Good guide great information
Joanne_H
, Sep 2021
George Washington's place, and all the gardens Liked the old homes and the cobblestone alleys, the trees, old brick, history about the slavery
star-5
Wonderful walking tour through historic district in Charleston
Kim_P
, Sep 2021
Mark James was our tour guide. He was amazing. He knew everything and more about the rich history of Charleston. He led us along some beautiful streets and alleys, pointing out points of interest and stopping for discussion. Answered all of our questions and more! We had a party of eight and each of us felt the same.
star-5
Great way to see the sites of Charleston!
Joy_W
, Sep 2021
Mark was engaging, funny and informative. We had a great time walking through the beautiful streets and alleyways of Charleston and learning all the history.
star-5
Great Experience!
Sue_A
, Sep 2021
The tour was very informative and educational. Our guide really knew her stuff! She was very entertaining throughout the tour. I highly recommend this tour!
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This tour does not disappoint!
Kathleen_B
, Sep 2021
We chose to do this walking tour on Day 2 of our 5 days in Charleston, and are so glad we did. On day 1 we did a 2 hour private car tour with Jeff that provided a great overview of the city. Kay our tour guide was interactive, fun and super engaging. This tour turned out to be one of our favorite memories and we highly recommend.
star-5
Glad it was morning
Robert_P
, Sep 2021
Lawrence was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable and professional. The tour was very interesting and entertaining at times. Highly recommend
star-5
Awesome tour!
Jennifer_F
, Sep 2021
Tour was great and would have never known to walk down these cool pathways! So much history here. Lawerence our guide was very good.
star-5
Interesting and fun tour
Gerod_C
, Sep 2021
Kay was a great guide - very informative and fun, it was a mix of Charleston history/trivia, architecture, and interesting overlooked sights along the way.
star-5
The REAL “Chaaaston”
Rodrigo_S
, Sep 2021
Mark, our guide, was superb. He knew so much history and many first-person stories that helped paint a rich picture of “Chaaaston” past and present. The walk was a great use of our time here in your beautiful city.
star-5
Chock full of Charleston history
Linda_V
, Sep 2021
Out tour guide was chock full of information that even the history major (and frequent visitor to Charleston) in our group was pleased to learn. Jim has well researched details and history of Charleston homes and events. It was very enjoyable. We highly recommend!

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