Historic French Quarter Walk of Charleston

Historic French Quarter Walk of Charleston
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$24.99
Duration: 100 minutes
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This historical overview of Charleston's French Quarter highlights much of the Holy City's finest points of interest inside the national historic district. Bring a camera if you have one, and enjoy a breathtaking walk through colonial and early American architecture. Your native storyteller/guide will show you some of America's most unique landmarks with intriguing narratives of how these structures originated in the historical fabric of the city and nation. The route includes visits to admire beautiful parks with historic monuments, especially along the waterfront with its expansive views of Charleston's great harbor with its castle and forts that shaped much of America's maritime and military history.

Spend an enjoyable 90-Minute walking along the old walled city perimeter with its cobblestone roads and alleys beside the Charleston harbor in the steps of Charleston's natives, Gullah people, French merchants and other European forefathers. The historical tour begins at the heart of Charles Town's original walled city at 174 East Bay Street and heads to the heart of the French Quarter at the intersection of Church Street and Queen Street.  See the historic sanctuaries that championed religious freedom as well as the historic alley where the Characters lived that inspired the famous opera 'Porgy and Bess'.

The tour highlights include the imposing 4 corners of Law and its four nationally historic registered buildings of St. Micheal's Church (ca.1752), where President George Washington, General Charles Pinckney, and Marquis de Lafayette worshiped, Charleston's former police station and now Federal building (ca. 1896), Charleston County Courthouse (ca.1790) designed by John Hoban who designed The White House in Washington, District of Columbia., and Gabriel Manigault's City Hall (ca. 1800).

The tour swings back down Charleston's longest cobblestone road to see a glimpse of the Dock Street Theater (ca.1735), the oldest French Huguenot Church (ca.1681), St. Phillip's Church (congregation's history dating back to 1680), the Bermuda stone-built Pink House (ca.1688-1712), a nationally historic baracoon / slave hotel, Unity Alley, and ends with the breathtaking view of the harbor castle, forts, islands, and Atlantic Ocean.

This historical overview of Charleston's French Quarter highlights much of the Holy City's finest points of interest inside the national historic district. Bring a camera if you have one, and enjoy a breathtaking walk through colonial and early American architecture. Your native storyteller/guide will show you some of America's most unique landmarks with intriguing narratives of how these structures originated in the historical fabric of the city and nation. The route includes visits to admire beautiful parks with historic monuments, especially along the waterfront with its expansive views of Charleston's great harbor with its castle and forts that shaped much of America's maritime and military history.