Learn more about Charleston’s History
We offer our Charleston walking tour six days a week at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tour capacity is 14, making our group experience the ideal way to enrich your visit to Charleston. Stroll Charleston’s oldest neighborhoods as your licensed guide weaves a tale 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 participation 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, you will share our love of Charleston, S.C., America’s Most Historic City.
Plan to cover 1.75 miles in 2 hours.
Walk the city with us!
Tours depart from the Historic Charleston Foundation Gift Shop at 108 Meeting Street.
Tours depart promptly, so arrive 10-15 minutes early!