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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

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Charleston, United States
The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

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Your guide brings history to life during this Charleston walking tour of the city's historical downtown. See notable buildings including the Nathaniel Russell House, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, and the Old Slave Mart Museum. As you walk over the flat and easy terrain with your guide, discover the history that occurred right under your feet and around every corner from Rainbow Row to the Battery.
  • Historic Charleston walking tour
  • See historic buildings like Dock Street Theater and City Hall
  • Learn about Charleston history from a licensed guide
  • Ideal for first-time and returning visitors alike
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Departure Point

122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

We meet on the north side of the building. There is a tree and two park benches next to a Gillon Street (cobblestone).

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Sole 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.

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What is the social distancing policy during The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

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What is the maximum group size during The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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Amazing Guide
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Brian, had so much knowledge and was so personable that it’s impossible to single out just one thing. The whole tour was fabulous!
Walking tour was awesome!
, Aug 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us a lot of detail at each location. The pace was perfect.
Walking Tour Review
, Jul 2021
Brian provided a wonderful experience for a first timer to Charleston. He was overall very informative and overflowing with historical context linking Charleston to the city we were traveling from. He over exceeded our expectations with a personal touch!
Great, informative experience !
, Jul 2021
Brian was an excellent guide - lots of fascinating information and wonderful quirky stories about the historical figures related to each site. He was also able to answer somewhat obscure questions about the people and places from Charleston history. I high recommend his tour !
Excellent way to understand the city
, Jun 2021
Great color surrounding the history. Excellent facts about the slave trade without bias helping keep our country's history intact.
Small group walking gour
, Jun 2021
Finn was a great guide, very informative and knowledgeable about the history, architecture and culture of Charleston. Pace was easy and the small group was perfect. Highly recommend.
So much seen and learned
, Oct 2020
Very informative and interesting. Fin was an eager to share his love of Charleston and history with us.
Great experience!
, Sep 2020
Brian had a great knowledge of history and the area. He was very engaging, connecting our individual interests with pieces of his vast wealth of information.
Walking tour
, Sep 2020
An excellent two hour tour that told us many stories and facts we didn’t already know. I would recommend this walking too.
Exceptional Tour Guide
, Aug 2020
Our tour guide, Finn, was exceptional! We’ve taking historical tours in all different cities, and Finn was by far the most pleasant and thoughtful guide, absolutely the best. He welcomed our questions and really catered to our interests. The tour itself is a great blend of everything - settlement history, architecture, wars, everyday life - 10 / 10 tour! Thank you Finn!

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