Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages

Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$25
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Explore some of Charleston's enchanting alleys and hidden passages on this guided, small group, 2-hour walking tour. With our small group tours, you are guaranteed a more intimate and up-close experience. The city's alleys are distinguished by their beauty, and occupy spaces that blur the line between public and private areas. These pedestrian passageways are often overlooked in favor of grandiose homes, but walking along these cobbled paths is an opportunity to appreciate Charleston's hidden, more intimate charms.

This walking tour starts on the North side of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. You'll then proceed to visit several attractions in Charleston's Historic District, including, but not limited to: the picturesque pastel houses on Rainbow Row; Elliott Street; Poinsett Tavern; the Washington-Heyward House; the DuBose Heyward House; Longitude Lane, one of the original “streets” of the Old Walled City; a white building from 1750 that was built by slaves for slaves, and Stoll's Alley, which The New York Times, in 1894, called a "dirty, narrow little lane in the lower part of the city." You will also pass by Philadelphia Alley, site of infamous duels, Unity Alley, and McCrady's Tavern, where George Washington once dined.

Explore some of Charleston's enchanting alleys and hidden passages on this guided, small group, 2-hour walking tour. With our small group tours, you are guaranteed a more intimate and up-close experience. The city's alleys are distinguished by their beauty, and occupy spaces that blur the line between public and private areas. These pedestrian passageways are often overlooked in favor of grandiose homes, but walking along these cobbled paths is an opportunity to appreciate Charleston's hidden, more intimate charms.