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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

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Charleston, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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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

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 policy on face masks and attendee health during The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What is the maximum group size during The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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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!
Great Walking Tour
, Jul 2020
Brian out did himself again on a VERY informative walking tour thru Charleston. This is our third tour with him as each time we bring a new family member from out of town visiting us , we always choose his walking tour. Thanks again for a wonderful and educational afternoon!
Knowledgeable & witty guide
Kate G
, Dec 2019
I learned lts of history tibitts about Charleston from Brian, the amazing guide. I highly recommend this tour.
Great tour!
, Oct 2019
Brian was just wonderful as a guide. He knows so much and was able to answer all questions. The route is a good one.
Description of the tour was misleading
, Oct 2019
The description of the tour stated that it included admissions to the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, the Old Slave Mart Museum, and the Nathaniel Russel House. This was not true. We saw the outside of the buildings but we were not able to tour the buildings. I alerted the tour guide to the discrepancy and asked him to change the tour description.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
I am so sorry for your disappointment. Some incorrect information was inserted while setting up this tour online. I have reached out to Trip Advisor Experiences to resolve the issue. Please contact me at 843-364-8272 so we can give you a refund.

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