Charles Towne Black History Tour

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Take a look beneath the veneer of the colony of Charles Towne as you recreate the atmosphere of the 17th and 18th-century South. Explore the African-American experience on a guided tour.
Duration:  1hr 30mins - 2hrs 15mins
Cancellation:  2hrs
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  • Go back in time to uncover the history of African Americans in Charleston on a guided tour
  • Zip around in a comfy touring van, uncovering the old colony of Charles Towne and the landmarks from the 17th and 18th century
  • Hear stories of the area’s rich history, beginning with the era of slavery and leading up to emancipation and beyond
  • Discover the history behind Gullah culture and learn about the underground railroad’s role in the city

What's Included

  • Guided tour
  • Transportation

Additional Information

  • This is an interactive tour
  • Come casual


  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • No smoking or eating in the van
  • No alcohol
  • Service pets are allowed

Cancellation policy

Full refunds for cancellations made at least one hour in advance.

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Nov 30, 2019
Franklin's Frankly Charleston Tours are the best way to learn about the REAL history of Charleston. When this city was once 70% African American and once the port of entry to 40% of all African slaves entering the colonies, it is so important to learn what Charleston's history really is. And it is far from complete without the history of the African slaves who literally built Charleston.
Sep 18, 2019
Our tour guide was very, very knowledgeable about the culture of SC and it's history. He talked about things that we didn't even know happened. Thanks for a great tour and we will recommend Frankly Charleston to others that visit in your area.
Apr 9, 2019
Franklin's tour is about the people who actually did the work in antebellum Charleston—the black slaves and free people—rather than just those who profited from their labor. The homes, churches, community and history. A lot of it, unfortunately, is of a disappearing Charleston, as the blacks, their houses and their communities are being ever-more-rapidly displaced by gentrification as better-off whites return to the city and remake it in their own image. Supplement this tour with the McLeod Plantation tour and you will learn more real history than hours spent touring the homes of the sea island cotton and rice plantation owners in the "historic" district!


Meeting location:  375 Meeting St


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