Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$25
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

This 2-hour, small group walking tour explores Charleston's Historic District by visiting the streets of the French Quarter and the area South of Broad. Hear the tales of historic churches and view the city architecture, and learn the story of this beautiful city—from its first settlers to today.

Your tour begins in downtown Charleston at the heart of the city's historic district, where you meet with your tour group at 10:00am for the 2-hour walk around town. It only takes minutes before you're learning the city's fascinating history, from visiting the chilling Slave Mart Museum where slaves were sold at auction, to Chalmers Street—or Labor Lane—where women were known to induce labor by repeatedly walking the street. 

See The Pink House, built in 1688, which is the oldest structure in Charleston, and hear the stories of prominent residents from before the Civil War. Visit St. Michael's Church and tour inside, as long as there isn't a service, as well as historic Dock Street Theater and the French Huguenot Church. You'll also see the spot where John C. Calhoun's body was moved during the Civil War, and Philadelphia Alley—which has a history of duels—and was featured in Darius Rucker's music video for the single, "Come Back Song."

At the end of two hours exploring the streets and hearing Charleston's stories, the tour finishes at the same location where you met your guide in the morning.

This 2-hour, small group walking tour explores Charleston's Historic District by visiting the streets of the French Quarter and the area South of Broad. Hear the tales of historic churches and view the city architecture, and learn the story of this beautiful city—from its first settlers to today.