Charleston Historic District: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
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Discover the hidden stories and rich history of Charleston on a guided walking tour through the historic district. Explore the French Quarter and South of Broad while learning about the people and events that shaped the city. Admission to the Powder Magazine Museum is included!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Charleston City Hall - The tour will begin in front of City Hall which is one of the pillars of the “Four Corners of Law” which also includes the Courthouse, the Post Office and St Michaels Church at the intersection of Meeting Street and Broad Street. From here you will explore many notable sites in the French Quarter and the residential area “South of Broad”.
What's Included
  • 2-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Charleston
  • Explore the residential area ‘South of Broad’
  • Stroll through the quaint and charming streets of the historic district
  • Learn about the history and events that shaped Charleston
  • Admission to the Powder Magazine Museum included
  • Several popular points of interest including Rainbow Row
  • Explore notable sites in the French Quarter
  • Guided by a Professional & Licensed Local Guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Charleston is packed with historic secrets in every nook and cranny. Come along as our tour guide imparts centuries’ worth of tales, history, and local insights. Take a leisurely 2-hour walk around the charming, old-fashioned streets of the historic district including the French Quarter and the residential zone ‘South of Broad’. As you go, you’ll gain knowledge about the individuals and incidents that moulded Charleston.

Entrance to the Powder Magazine Museum is part of the cost of your walking tour! Simply present your ticket at the entrance. Feel free to tour the museum at your own pace before or after your walking tour. It’s situated at 79 Cumberland St. Check their website for more details and operating hours.

  • Comfortable walking shoes and a water bottle are strongly advised
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions. Please check the forecast prior to the tour.
  • Please contact us directly if members of your group are booked under a different name so that we can assign you all to the same tour guide.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time.
  • Water is not provided and there are very few places to purchase water along the tour, so please bring a water bottle especially during the summer months
80 Broad St
Broad Street
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. All tours begin on time. Because there are multiple tour guides leaving from this location, please contact us directly if there are members of your group booked under a different name that you need to be together with.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jun 22, 2024
Captivating Guide - Mark’s vast knowledge of Charleston captivated us all as he showed us many notable places in the city while explaining Charleston’s rich history. He even kept our interest through a downpour. If you can walk, it’s definitely a worthwhile tour to take. I recommend doing it at the start of your trip if you can. It gives you such an appreciation for how well this city has been preserved and how it changed through the decades to become the city it is today. Bring an umbrella, even if it’s a sunny day.
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Jun 22, 2024
Great tour and guide!! - Lawrence was our guide. He was terrific! So friendly and knowledgeable! We would do it again! We saw so many cool parts of the city we hadn't ever seen before. A real insider peak.
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Jun 22, 2024
Informative, great tour - Evans was a wonderful tour guide! We learned so much about the history of Charleston. He was very passionate about sharing his knowledge which we really enjoyed. Great tour highly recommend
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Jun 21, 2024
Really good experience - Our guide was excellent, knowledgable, entertaining, was patient and considerate with the group. Really enjoyed the tour and would recommend to others.
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Jun 21, 2024
Amazingly worth it - Evan was an amazing guide providing a wealth of Charleston history from a native. Would recommend to anyone to get a good tour of historic district
Review provided by Viator
Jun 20, 2024
Captivating! - Utterly brilliant. Dennis brought the history and the city to life in meaningful and highly descriptive ways. His 11 years of experience and PhD meant every detail was fascinating and captivating!
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Jun 20, 2024
Fun ghost tour - Highly recommend! Our tour guide Kevin was knowledgeable , friendly and entertaining. It was enjoyable learning about the history of haunted Charleston.
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Jun 19, 2024
Al is the best guide! - My husband and I had a great time on the walking tour. Al was an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. Al knows the city of Charleston so well and he made it one of my favorite experiences while visiting. Thank you so much, Al!
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Jun 19, 2024
Walking tour enhances Charleston trip - My family and I explored Charleston the day before our walking tour and we were unimpressed with the city. However, after the walking tour with our guide, Dennis, we decided Charleston was actually an amazing place and would like to return. Dennis really enhanced our trip!
Review provided by Viator
Jun 19, 2024
Worth it. - Saw Charleston up close and had time to absorb and understand what we were seeing. A lot to see. The guide was a local and self taught, very informed. Was an easy walk. ADA compliant.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024