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Journey to the 17th and 18th centuries South for an exploration of the African-American experience in Charleston. Take a guided tour through the city, visiting landmarks and listening to fascinating stories.
1hr 30mins - 2hrs 15mins
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Tour Charleston with a knowledgeable guide, who teaches you about the history of African Americans in the city
Check out Charles Towne from the comfort of your tour van, spotting African-American landmarks from centuries ago
Listen to stories of the area’s history, beginning with the era of slavery, and leading up to emancipation and beyond
Discover the history behind Gullah culture and uncover the role the Underground Railroad played in the city
This is an interactive tour. Please come casual. Guests are encouraged to engage in healthy discussion and communication of slavery and the process of forging ones freedom in Charles Towne. Tour is not wheelchair accessible. Tours take place in a 15 passenger van. Please, no smoking, no eating or alcoholic beverages in the van. Tours do not stop for shopping in the city market. Service pets are allowed.
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Feb 16, 2020
Frank was very knowledgeable and the tour was just the right amount of time.
Aug 2, 2019
Of the two of us, one participant wanted to explore more of the venues we visited. I was happy with the depth
of the subject matter covered. I would have liked to see the location of the Avery and the Slave Mart. Also your thoughts on the Slave Mart. Franklin Williams is certainly knowledgeable and I did learn quite a bit.
Jul 22, 2019
The service deserves an Outstanding rating. The Tour guide was very knowledgeable, the bus was cool, and we loved the one on one questions that were answered quickly and responsibly. Excellent service which we will recommend to many of our friends.
Jul 11, 2019
We wanted to know what the AA 's contribution to Charleston was and now we have a better Idea.
Jul 9, 2019
Very informative and entertaining! Mr. Franklin Williams is knowledgeable and friendly. He welcomed questions and encouraged us to research his responses. We learned a lot about the other Charleston from the 18th century thru today. But we didn't feel overwhelmed or overloaded with information. I encourage you to tour Charleston with him. We had a wonderful time!
May 10, 2019
Very in depth tour. Knowledge and history of area was outstanding! Highly recommended.
Apr 3, 2019
WOW!! Mr Franklin was so knowledgeable and very well versed on the history of Charleston!! I am so glad I chose his tour. We take a tour of every city we visit and he was hands down the best. He was able to provide of with stories of historic sites, accurate African-American history and the history of surrounding plantations. I would take his tour 10 more times if we were still in the city. His tour was the highlight of our trip!!
Aug 8, 2018
We were very displeased to arrive at the visitor center on the day before our departure from Charleston, only to find that the tour had been canceled. We bought our tickets through Groupon two days prior to the anticipated tour. Although the staff at the Visitor center were extremely apologetic, there was very little they could do regarding the money and time wasted. There was clearly a disconnect between your business and Groupon. Trying to contact Groupon is a completely different hassle.