- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Take a 2-hour historical walking tour of Charleston with a guide, who introduces you to the culture, spirit, and heritage of the Holy City. You'll pass by mansions, gardens, churches, and other landmarks as you hear about periods in history like the Civil War and American Revolution. Select a morning or afternoon tour time when booking.
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
141 Meeting Street in front of the SCE&G Building
7 Days a week rain or shine 9:45 AM & 3:00PM
Your exploration into the heart of Charleston begins as you meet your guide, who tells you how Charleston was founded. Set off along beautiful side streets, passing by historical mansions, gardens, and churches.
Learn about the colonial days of the city, hear about its progression of wealth and culture, and dive deep into Revolutionary history, discovering why Charleston is the Boston of the South as you learn facts like how the first decisive victory of the Revolutionary War was fought at Charleston's harbor.
Next, move on to the birthplace of the Secession. More than a century later, historians are still trying to understand all the complex pieces of the Civil War. Not only will you visit where it began, but you'll learn about the events that led up to that moment in time. Hear about the aftermath, reconstruction, and present day, gaining insight into how it took more than 100 years for this city to come back to life.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Comfortable walking shoes are strongly advised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Jini was very interesting and informative! Our group enjoyed approximately 2.5 hours of walking through historical parks, landmarks, and buildings. She had great recommendations for what to do in Charleston. Not too much walking at all. Highly recommend!
Lots of walking but very enjoyable fact filled. Our guide and his assistant were outstanding. The architecture varied with each block. I will recommend this tour to my friends and family.
Barry did a wonderful job. His knowledge of the history and town made the tour very interesting. I would definitely take another tour with this group.
Excellent history lesson was presented by Barry, our guide on the 2 hour walking tour. He immediately made us feel as a group. He was interesting, funny and imparted so much information on the history of buildings, architecture and people of Charleston. It was an excellent way to begin our visit to this terrific city. We will be back soon.
Amazing tour full of fun facts and history. Suggest doing early on in stay as based next couple of days activities on info received during tour. Easy walk!
Wow, this was the best, Jeni was great she knows her history and answered all question with great orientation. Our toured went a little longer but we loved it. The best tour experience we have ever had
We had a great time and our tour guide gave us great information along with a few jokes hear and there. We would recommend this tour to anyone looking to get a little exercise along with learning about the history of Charleston.
Jeni was knowledgeable and helpful. Since it was raining, she let us know where to purchase an umbrella, and even provided an extra one she had for another couple. Jeni provided additional background information, and offered some good suggestions for lunch.
Learned a lot about Charleston and got some exercise too! The guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and entertaining! I really feel like you get so much more out of a trip when you have someone who knows the history of the city and is able to point things out and share information.
Our tour guide was full of historical facts and a few side stories.
It was a rainy day but we still thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
Her lunch suggestion of Poogans Porch was great!
Really, really enjoyed the nice insider and up and close history that this tour provided. The shop owner was very pleasant and friendly with loads of great information about the area. The small town feel of Charleston and the incredibly rich history both past and present was brought to life by our guide. Highly recommend as a 101 on this town and continue your exploration on your own!
Ashley was a fantastic tour guide! She was energetic and answered all questions. The tour was the perfect amount of time. We got to see everything we wanted. The pace was perfect. Highly recommend if you want to see the history of the Charleston but don't want it to take up the whole day.
What a great tour. Jenny was so knowledgeable and informative--about everything in Charleston.
She showed us--all the highlights since Charleston was founded.
We would recommend her and Viator--again--to anyone! Thanks, Ted and Susan TN
Ashley was our tour guide and she was great! The tour takes you down all the major streets plus the back alleys, she was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and was glad to take questions and stay afterwards to talk a little longer if you wanted. Great tour!
We had just landed in Charleston and thought this would be a good way to get some historical background and a bit of the lay of the land. It really was ! Ashley did a great job of making the information both informative and enjoyable. She sprinkled her dialogue with great anecdotes and had a wealth of knowledge about the city. Highly recommended.
Was the perfect way to get a glimpse of this amazing city! Saw everything that we had wanted to see and got lots of information on buildings, the city itself and the people who lived and live in this city.
This was terrific!! Our guide, Barry, was a wealth of information and we saw a lot f the historical buildings.
We really enjoyed it!
Fun to learn about a city from an insider. Very informative and easy walking. Our guide was excellent.
It was great. The guide was positive, upbeat and very informative. She provided the historic information with humor and answer all questions. Very positive experience.