Myrtle Beach: Historic Music and Movie Tour
68 Ratings
Myrtle Beach
Discover the rich history of Myrtle Beach through its music and movies. Explore iconic sites, learn about the Chitlin' Circuit, and immerse yourself in the city's vibrant music scene. Join the tour today!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Myrtle Beach - A brief visit to the newly established historic district in Myrtle Beach is planned.
  • Myrtle Beach - Additionally, we will make a stop at Charlie’s Place Historic Site, which was a renowned venue where iconic figures in American music from the 20th Century performed between the 1930s and 1960s. Although the original club that was a famed part of the ‘Chitlin’ Circuit’ no longer exists, the site includes Charlie’s residence and a replica of his motel, which was featured in THE GREEN BOOK, a travel guide for African-American individuals during the era of segregation.
What's Included
  • 2-hour narrated trolley tour of Myrtle Beach
Additional Information

Experience the tale of Myrtle Beach’s progression from the mid-1900s up till today, the films that were produced or debuted at this location, and the significant part music played on its narrative as well the influence Myrtle Beach has on the music world. The tour includes a stopover at Charlie’s Place Historic Site, once a stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit, with its motel space included in The Green Book. Patrons assemble at the frontage of the Grand 14 Theater at The Market Common, beginning their onboard journey at 9:45 AM. Coffee houses in the vicinity open before the start of the tour while high-end dining places and shops welcome guests at the conclusion of the circuit at noon. The touring vehicle is enclosed and has controlled climate. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 3 YEARS AND ABOVE FOR THIS EXCURSION.

Myrtle Beach
Meet at The Market Common (beside the airport between Hwy. 17 Bypass and Hwy. 17 Business also known as Kings Hwy.) in front of the Grand 14 Cinemas at the junction of Deville and Reed Streets
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(68 Ratings)
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May 23, 2024
It was a rainy day at the beach, but we had the best time doing the trolley tour. - It was a rainy day at the beach, but we had the best time on the trolley tour. We learned about the movies made in the area, the musicians who performed, and some great history about the area. I especially enjoyed seeing Charlie's Place and hearing about his nightclub. I enjoyed touring the Fitzgerald Motel and seeing it set up in the period of its heyday. I would recommend this adventure to anyone looking for a good time. The presentation was informative and entertaining. It was wonderful having a local Myrtle Beach telling the story of the area. Also, she could add her own personal perspective. The pricing was reasonable and well worth the cost. When I am in the area again, I plan on taking another tour.
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May 11, 2024
Myrtle Beach History - Really enjoyed learning some history of Myrtle Beach. The stop at Charlie's Place was my favorite part. Katherine was great providing many interesting stories.
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May 8, 2024
Exceptional Guided Tour - Guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable. She lives in Myrtle Beach and has all her life. Places we seen were great!
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Apr 2, 2024
Trolley ride where learning is fun - What a fun way to spend the morning. Very accommodating to my mom who was with us (91) with a walker. The driver helped her on and off and couldn’t have been nicer. The guide Kathryn was so knowledgeable about everything Myrtle beach! Love learning history of an area we are visiting and this was such a great way to learn all sorts of tidbits. We all highly recommend taking this tour. We will surely take one of the other 2 next time we are here. Even got a great book included! Thank you for everything
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Mar 14, 2024
Knowledgeable Guide - I liked that the tour was inclusive. The tour shared the White and Black influence on music and movie culture.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 7, 2024
Trolley tour - The tour guide was a wealth of information. She rhymed off events, dates and personalities non stop throughout the tour. I enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to others.
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Feb 16, 2024
OUTSTANDING and Educational. Highly recommended - Visiting Charlie's place was a high point with the history of Myrtle Beach's Black history. I have recommended the tour to family and friends.
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Feb 15, 2024
Great Introduction to Myrtle Beach History - Our guide did a fantastic job at sharing so many stories about Myrtle Beach, and its unique history in many different aspects from real estate, movies, golf courses and travel. Even if you’re not a newcomer to the area, you will enjoy this tour!
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Feb 9, 2024
A Myrtle Beach Trifecta Not to Be Missed! - Excellent tour!! Besides a wealth of interesting information succinctly delivered, communication and meet-up instructions were great. The mix of info was very well integrated and even included ‘who knew?’ tidbits!
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May 8, 2024
Won't do this again. - Coach was uncomfortable, seats were hard. Everything that the narrator talked about, except for one, is no longer there. A lot of "there used to be"s and "the city knocked it down," The best part was Charley's Place, where many 50's and 60's famous music groups played. The actual venue wasn't there, but Charley's house was.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024