Charleston Walking Tours and Driving Tours in A Small Group Format


Tour Charleston at 10 AM Monday through Saturday and 1:30 on Sunday on our Charleston Old Walled City Walk. Custom Private Tours and Special Event Tours are offered by appointment! Check below for details.

                               Charleston’s  Old Walled City Walking Tour

Our Charleston walking tour is offered six days a week at 10 AM and 1:30 PM on Sunday. Group capacity is 14, making our small group experience the ideal way to enrich your visit to Charleston. Stroll Charleston’s oldest neighborhoods as your licensed guide weaves a tale for you of incredible glory and tragic devastation. Every tour is different, and our small group format is designed to encourage input and questions along the way. Sometimes your input helps us decide which direction to head next!

Sites along the way might include Rainbow Row, St Michael’s Church, the Pirate House, the Dock Street Theater, High Battery and Fort Sumter, among others. Topics can include Colonial and Revolutionary War history, (pirates included!), antebellum Charleston, the rise of cotton, Civil War, Slavery and Freedom, and Gardens and Charleston Architecture, among others. Our seasoned guides have years of experience, and our hope is that when we part ways that you will share our love of Charleston, S.C., America’s Most Historic City. 2 HRS, APPX 1.75 MILES

Special Request Charleston Walking Tours are available Wednesday Through Saturday at 1:30. These include

  • the Charleston Slavery and Freedom Walking Tour
  • The Charleston Home and Garden Walking Tour
  • The Charleston Ironwork Walking Tour
  • The Charleston Ghost Tour (at night)
  • Custom Private Tours are available to suit your schedule and can be arranged to suit your interests or special needs. Call for details!

We arrange our Charleston Tours for  school, church, civic groups or family reunions. Whether your group is 10 or 100, we can provide you with the best guides in the city to entertain your tour gathering! Call for rates and scheduling .

                               Or Call 843-343-4851

Greetings from Al Ray, owner at Charleston Old Walled City Tours

I look forward to being your host on your next tour in Charleston. I am a seventh generation native son whose family arrived in 1792. I have been giving tours of my lovely old home town since 1979. I am privileged to have as my associates some of the very best veteran guides in the city. On our stroll of quaint backstreets and alleys, grand boulevards and the waterfront. we’ll peek into gardens and weave for you the story of a city with a fascinating history of both great glory and tragic devastation. Through it all, Charleston has emerged as a city of incredible beauty and enduring traditions. Our hope is that when we part ways that you will share our passion for  Charleston, America’s Most Historic City!

Al Ray, Owner at Old Walled City Tours