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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Your guide brings history to life during this Charleston walking tour of the city's historical downtown. See notable buildings including the Nathaniel Russell House, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, and the Old Slave Mart Museum. As you walk over the flat and easy terrain with your guide, discover the history that occurred right under your feet and around every corner from Rainbow Row to the Battery.
  • Historic Charleston walking tour
  • See historic buildings like Dock Street Theater and City Hall
  • Learn about Charleston history from a licensed guide
  • Ideal for first-time and returning visitors alike
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Departure Point

122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

We meet on the north side of the building. There is a tree and two park benches next to a Gillon Street (cobblestone).

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Sole Walking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Best of Charleston
Katherine_F
, Jan 2022
Brian our tour guide was FANTASTIC & full of ENERGY. He had a lot of knowledge of Charleston and helped bring it all to life. We would definitely do another tour with him. He was very thorough answering all the questions people had in our group.
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We love Charleston 💕
Una_C
, Dec 2021
I am from North Myrtle Beach and I’ve been to Charleston many times. My husband is from California and we have been married only two years. He was never in Charleston so we spent a few days there to celebrate our Anniversary. Our guide, Kay, was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable and delightful. We really enjoyed the stories she told while walking down the hidden allies and cobblestone streets. Our walking tour was two hours but it was so interesting that the time seam to fly by. I would definitely recommend this tour to my friends.
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Guide Brian was extremely...
Gary_C
, Dec 2021
Guide Brian was extremely knowledgeable of the history of the town. Great stories to share. Two hour walk was plenty.
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Brian’s knowledge of the...
Scott_H
, Dec 2021
Brian’s knowledge of the history of Charleston was remarkable. I would highly recommend his tour. Brian was able to answer almost every question about the history of Charleston.
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Great history tour!
kathy
, Dec 2021
Great tour! Brian was very knowledgeable and personable. He kept a really good pace and kept it interesting. Our group was small (6), we were all into history and Brian answered our questions and told stories/information that was new to us. We highly recommend this tour.
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Must do tour
Vicky_V
, Dec 2021
Brian was a fantastic tour guide! We enjoyed all of his knowledge and personal stories throughout the trip. He was engaging the whole time and really added a lot with his personality, attentiveness, and information. He also recommended a few places for our group to visit upon completion of the tour which were also fantastic. He’s a Charleston gem and we Highly recommend this tour!
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Best in Town!
Peggy_G
, Dec 2021
When friends who were new to Charleston planned a visit, I selected the Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour. We were most fortunte to have Kay as our guide. Her love of Charleston was so evident in her enthusiasm, knowledge, stories, energy, and desire to meet our interests. She obviously wanted us to cherish Charleston as much as she does. Our party of four older adults agreed we could have walked two more hours as Kay was so interesting! We have done tours with other companys in Charleston, however, we will definitely return to Best of Charleston and ask for Kay in the future. Our experience was exceptional!!
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A must do in Charleston
Heather_B
, Nov 2021
Brian was one of the best guides we have ever had! He was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. His anecdotes were priceless. The pace was easy and we never felt rushed. It was the perfect compact history lesson of Charleston.
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Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and personable
Jennifer_S
, Nov 2021
The tour started right on time. Our guide was excellent. He shared lots of history. He kept the tour interesting. He told many stories.
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Brian is “The Man”
Donna_S
, Nov 2021
Brian, our guide was amazing. He was a wealth of knowledge and was able to answer any question with great detail went above and beyond. His knowledge of Charleston history allowed us to picture how it looked in the early days of this beautiful city. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know about this city.

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