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Charleston Waterfront Park

Charleston Waterfront Park Tours and Tickets

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Waterfront porch swings, a giant pineapple fountain, and grassy areas perfect for lazing the day away make Waterfront Park feel like Charleston’s personal backyard. Watch the boats float by on the river, snap photos, and enjoy the park’s family-friendly amenities—they keep this park a favorite hangout spot for locals and visitors alike.

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Concord Street, Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

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See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a leisurely sightseeing tour along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument. This fully-narrated tour focuses on Charleston, South Carolina history from Civil War sites to antebellum houses and landmarks, passes under Cooper River bridges, and explores a waterfront that’s home to bottlenose dolphins and pelicans.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$37.12
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Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

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Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the heart of historic Charleston on a guided tour through the heart of the city. Soak up the old fashioned charm of cobblestone streets lined with antebellum houses, lush gardens, and landmark churches as you listen to stories about Charleston history, architecture, and culture.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.95
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French Quarter Historic Charleston Walk

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French Quarter Historic Charleston Walk

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If you're a history buff or just someone who appreciates how a city has come to be what it is today, Charleston is full of historical stories you'll want to hear. This Charleston French Quarter Historic Walking Tour takes you through the city from Joe Riley Waterfront Park all the way to Philadelphia Alley with more than 10 stops. Learn about the city's history while you see its most impressive sights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

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Get an inside perspective on Charleston's lesser-known black history during this 2-hour walking tour. Listen as your guide tells forgotten folktales and facts about important figures in the city's history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.00
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$34.00

Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More

Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More

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Experience the charm and beauty of Charleston on a morning or afternoon walking tour. With an entertaining guide, take a leisurely stroll through the city’s Historic District, passing antebellum mansions, hidden gardens, historic churches and graveyards, as well as famous sites like Fort Sumter, Rainbow Row, and the Waterfront Battery. Along the way, learn about Charleston’s rich history and contemporary culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.50
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Charleston Water Taxi Cruise with Dolphin Sighting

Charleston Water Taxi Cruise with Dolphin Sighting

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Explore Charleston by water taxi with this convenient harbor cruise. Utilize quick and scenic water-based transportation to reach several popular landmarks including Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and the Aquarium. Check out attractions like Joe Riley Waterfront Park and the Charleston Harbor Marina at your leisure. Keep an eye out for dolphins during the cruise.
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  • 1 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.00
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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus historic Philadelphia Alley, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Charleston's colonial history, laid-back vibe, and beautiful sites continue to steal the hearts of visitors to the Holy City. See the highlights of the peninsula in comfort on this 90-minute guided tour on a climate-controlled minibus with a maximum of 15 passengers. This narrated tour keeps you cool as you ride past must-see Charleston sights such as the Battery, the Citadel, Old City Market, and Hampton Park as well as enjoy spectacular views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse at a distance. Bonus: Admission to Charleston Powder Museum is also included with the price of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$32.20
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Charleston Historical Walking Tour: Pirates, Patriots, and More

Charleston Historical Walking Tour: Pirates, Patriots, and More

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Discover the "Holy City" with a professional Guide on this comprehensive Walking Tour through the popular sites of Charleston, South Carolina. Follow your guide on a leisurely stroll down cobbled alleyways and boulevards lined with grand antebellum homes as you listen to a highlight reel of Charleston history. Stop long enough to snap photos at top landmarks like the Battery, Rainbow Row, Waterfront Park, Old Customs Exchange, Nathaniel Russell House, Whitepoint Garden, and St. Michael's Church. Walk with us and learn about bawdy taverns & pirates, heroic patriots, the grandeur of antebellum architecture, the devastation of the Civil War, and much more! History will come alive as we stroll through the historic streets and gardens of the “Holy City.”
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

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Self-Guided "The French Quarter Charleston" Solo Walking Tour

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Explore the Historical French Quarter of Charleston and discover its story. Go at your own pace, on your own schedule and on your own terms. It's like a real life tour guide, only it's on your phone, way more convenient and a better story teller. WalknTours technology seamlessly guides you step by step through The French Quarter telling you the stories of it's alleys, it's history, it's buildings, Church Street, churches, Pineapple Fountain, the Old Slave Market, Charleston Green, the Civil War and so much more. The tour takes about 1 hour to walk. But feel free to stop in the shops, historical sites or restaurants you'll discover as you walk through this picturesque city. The WalknTours app guides Solo travelers on a hands free tour. Go anytime, explore on your own schedule. Perfect for Solo Travelers. Especially Solo Travel Rebels. How it works: 1. Get the WalknTours app 2. Register an account using the code in your email 3. Go to 73 North Market Street 4. Press start
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Death and Depravity Ghost Tour in Charleston

The Death and Depravity Ghost Tour in Charleston

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From the city's brothels to gritty crime stories, explore Charleston's seedier history on this evening ghost tour. By combining aspects of the horrific, the salacious, and the just plain weird, this walking tour offers a unique look at the city. Keep in mind that this tour contains mature themes and language.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston's Best History Walking Tour - 2 PM
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Charleston's Best History Walking Tour - 2 PM

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Hi ya'll, I'm Cooper. There are many walking tours in Charleston. Some better than others. None more informative than this tour. We pride ourselves on providing a story-based tour of the historic district, in a humorous, yet accurately historical way. The information you learn on our tours will simply amaze you. From the events of colonial Charleston to the quirky little facts no other tour takes the time to research. We teach history in a fun and interactive way. We start by having a discussion about what you like in history. The things that you want to learn. From there we'll craft the tour around such topics as modern-day charleston, the civil war, the revolutionary war, cultural history, architecture, and even talk about the reality of slavery in Charleston. We were voted best history tour in Charleston, and we work hard every day to live up to that title. So come on ya'll...let's learn some history
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours
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Charleston in a Nutshell Private Tours

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This private sightseeing tour of Charleston offers a local perspective on the most charming city in the South. Beat the crowds of bus tours and go where carriage rides can’t as your licensed guide drives you around the peninsula in the comfort of a private vehicle. As you drive past top sights like Waterfront Park and the Battery, hear stories of Charleston history and culture in the Holy City.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.50
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Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour

Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour

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Get behind the wheel of an F13 speedboat for a guided tour of Charleston Harbor. Learn the basics of operating the speedboat from your guide, and then follow the guide boat past the Battery, under the Ravenel Bridge, to the USS Yorktown, and more, stopping for photo ops and to optionally change drivers. Small-group tour is limited to eight people or fewer.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston Haunted Boos and Booze Tour
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Charleston Haunted Boos and Booze Tour

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Your pirate guide will lead the group on a 2.5-hour walking tour through historic downtown Charleston. You will begin and end at a bar, each housed in historic buildings with their own unique ghosts and stories. Guests will have time to enjoy a delicious libation as the guide tells them all about the fascinating history of Charleston and some of its most famous and creepy haunted stories!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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2-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour in Charleston

2-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour in Charleston

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Not quite a private tour, yet not as crowded as a group tour. We've found that the larger group tours tend to take away from the overall experience of exploring Charleston, so we are happy to offer this alternative. A two-hour walking tour that will cover the highlights of the historic district, and yet keep the group size limited to ten guests, ensuring that you get a more enjoyable experience. Let one of our expert local guides show you the best of Charleston, and find out what makes this city so unique.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour of Historic Charleston by Foot

Private Tour of Historic Charleston by Foot

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Discover four centuries of history with a private walking tour of Charleston. Meet your guide for a private city stroll and set out to see striking architecture and the scenic waterfront. Check out several popular landmarks including Rainbow Row, the French Huguenot Church, and Joe Riley Waterfront Park during the walk. Finish the tour with a visit to Charleston City Market.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class
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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class

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This walking tour and interactive lunch combo provides a two-in-one experience in Charleston. With a celebrated local chef, Forrest Parker, you'll start with a 1.5-hour historical walking tour about the influences of Lowcountry food in the city of Charleston. Then watch a cooking demonstration from Parker before enjoying lunch paired with wine.
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  • 4 hours
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$200.00
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Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

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Discover downtown Charleston on a Southern-style carriage ride that passes through the Commercial District and Waterfront Park. Learn about the history, architecture, and people of this old South Carolina city throughout the tour.
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  • 35 minutes
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Afternoon Schooner Sightseeing Dolphin Cruise on Charleston Harbor

Afternoon Schooner Sightseeing Dolphin Cruise on Charleston Harbor

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Get out on the waters of Charleston Harbor during this cruise aboard an 84-foot-tall (25-meter) classic tall ship. As the crew hoists the sails of the schooner, you'll glide past some of the city's historical sights and watch for dolphins in the water. Drinks are available for purchase on board. Select a departure time when booking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Pirates, Patriots & Prohibition - Private Evening Walking Tour of Charleston

Pirates, Patriots & Prohibition - Private Evening Walking Tour of Charleston

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Guided by Timothy Trouche, an eighth-generation Charleston native and third generation Charleston tour guide, you will learn the unique history of the pirates who plagued Charles Town in its early days, the many patriots who defended the city over the last three centuries and how prohibition shaped the way of life in Charleston in the early 20th century. Share in Tim’s hometown knowledge of the city’s rich history while enjoying charming views of the Charleston harbor, cobblestone streets, buildings and monuments that date as far back as the late 1600s. *Please note that this is not a ghost tour but does cover some historical discussion that may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Capture the best of Charleston with guided multi-location photoshoot experience

Capture the best of Charleston with guided multi-location photoshoot experience

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Guided tour through downtown Charleston with mini-photoshoots at the most photogenic spots. Utilizing iPhone camera technology, pictures are digitally delivered the same day (with quick edits). Insta Shoot is the fun and affordable way to capture your Charleston vacay.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlights of Charleston Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Highlights of Charleston Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Get a taste of the authentic antebellum American south with this tour of Charleston, SC. Explore historic districts packed with lovely shops and beautiful architecture as you relive the dramatic events of the leadup to (and aftermath of) the Civil War. Plus, get an inside look at what life was like not only for Charleston’s most wealthy, but also for the enslaved people who generated all that wealth. This tour offers a comprehensive view of this fascinating city and its past. Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and the Action Tour Guide app. Download the Action Tour Guide onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, go to the Visitor Center to start the tour. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This isn't an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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