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Book the BEST history tour in Charleston! Cultural Tours

Book the BEST history tour in Charleston!

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See the historical sights of Charleston on a walking tour with a guide who tells you about the city's long history. You'll wander along narrow streets and alleys, passing by antebellum homes and other attractions as you listen to stories about Charleston's past 300 years.
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Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from CharlestonHalf-day Tours

Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston

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Middleton Place is one of the most popular plantations in the Charleston area, but getting there can be tricky without a private car. This tour makes it easy by including transportation from downtown Charleston aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned van, plus a guided tour of the house upon arrival. A 3-course lunch is also included for a taste of Lowcountry cuisine.
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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture TourLuxury Tours

The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

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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.
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Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and MoreCultural Tours

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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Boone Hall Plantation Tour with Transportation from CharlestonHalf-day Tours

Boone Hall Plantation Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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Visit Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens on this 4.5-hour tour from Charleston. One of the oldest working plantations in the United States, Boone Hall was founded in 1681 and still grows crops. During your tour led by a guide in period costume, you'll see the plantation's slave quarters and learn about its history and modern-day use. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking. Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour of just 15 people.
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Pirates of Charleston Walking TourCultural Tours

Pirates of Charleston Walking Tour

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History tells us early Charlestonians had a healthy relationship with the Pirates. This is a lie. Early Charlestonians didn't have a healthy relationship with the pirates! Early Charlestonians were the Pirates! This is an exploration of Charleston and a discussion and discovery of piracy's impact on the birth of the city and our nation. We start our history trip at Oyster Point and make our way through the old fortress into the heart of the city marketplace. Along the way, we will walk the streets and alleys that the Pirates of America roamed. We'll hear the story of the greatest American Pirate no-one has ever heard of and the women who show up in history manning the helms of pirate fleets. Along with them, we'll hear the story of the Pirate who's actions had a direct impact on the birth of America. Together, they are the early Charlestonian pirates, and here is where they gave birth to America.
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Magnolia Plantation Tour with Transportation from CharlestonHalf-day Tours

Magnolia Plantation Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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Pickup and drop-off from downtown Charleston make it easy to tour Magnolia Plantation, one of the oldest plantations in the South. This 4-in-1 tour includes a narrated drive out to the plantation, a walking tour of the garden, tram tour through the property, and tour of the house itself, providing incredible value.
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Charleston City Bus Tour with Charleston Museum AdmissionAttraction Tickets

Charleston City Bus Tour with Charleston Museum Admission

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Beat the heat while touring Charleston on this minibus tour. Relax and ride in comfort as your driver takes you to top Charleston sights such as Colonial Lake, Rainbow Row, and Whitepoint Gardens. As a bonus, this tour includes admission to the Charleston Museum—visit the downtown location on your own schedule.
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Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage TourNature & Wildlife

Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour

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This one-hour tour tells the tales of Charleston's most pivotal moments and will have travelers falling in love with the unique culture and beautiful landscapes of this southern city. Your experience begins in the stable opposite Market Street, where you'll interact with horses before riding along in a custom carriage through the landmarks and attractions of this coastal town. The 16-passenger carriages are lighter and more comfortable that most, making them as enjoyable for the horses are they are for travelers!
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Charleston in a Nutshell Private ToursBus Tours

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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Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus TourAttraction Tickets

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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Charleston's Upper King Street Culinary TourCultural Tours

Charleston's Upper King Street Culinary Tour

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Get to know Charleston through its food on this walking tour of Upper King Street. Meet with culinary innovators and learn about their edgy and creative styles that have turned this once off-the-beaten-path area into a lively destination for food lovers. Along the way, sample dishes at local restaurants and eateries.
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Hidden GemsCultural Tours

Hidden Gems

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Hidden Gems does not take you through the crowded areas of the historic district. No traffic on the roads or hoards of tourist taking up the sidewalk. It's a leisurely stroll past twelve national historic landmarks, spectacular gardens, massive ironwork, and maybe even see a celebrity or two.
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A Patriot's Story History TourCultural Tours

A Patriot's Story History Tour

The Charleston History South of Broad tour is a general history tour about Charleston in which we discuss how the city had an integral role in the formation of the United States. Explore thoroughfares and alleys near the battery and White Point Garden. Learn about prominent Charlestonians, behold gorgeous mansions, and witness breathtaking views.
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Seven Eras of Slavery History & Museum TourCultural Tours

Seven Eras of Slavery History & Museum Tour

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The Free People of Color History Tour uncovers Charleston's east-side neighborhood, a 300-year-old African-American community. Discover how free people of color witted and gritted their way out of slavery, and learn about the trials and tribulations that still exist in this community today.
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Charleston Dueling TourCultural Tours

Charleston Dueling Tour

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Charleston's only tour dedicated solely to the history and practice of dueling. This tour focuses on specific historic duels occurring within the city of Charleston SC between 1690 and 2009. Also this tour offers a live demonstration of what a duel would have looked like.
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Historic French Quarter Walk of CharlestonCultural Tours

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Historic French Quarter Walk of Charleston

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This historical overview of Charleston's French Quarter highlights the Holy City's finest points of interest. Bring a camera to capture the beauty, and enjoy a breathtaking walk through colonial and early American architecture. Your native Charleston guide will show you unique landmarks with intriguing narratives of how these structures originated. The tour includes visits through cobblestone alleys and passages to admire the spectacular historic fabric of the district. The tour also includes an easy stroll along Charleston's majestic harbor with its castle and forts that shaped much of America's maritime and military history.
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Best of Historic Charleston Walking TourLuxury Tours

Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour

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This is the perfect walking tour for the first-time visitor or repeat guest. We’ll cover iconic landmarks such as St. Philip’s Church, the French Quarter, the Dock Street Theatre, Rainbow Row, The Battery, White Point Garden, Calhoun Mansion, and so much more. You’ll get a comprehensive view of Charleston’s architecture, churches, culture, history, people, and even the hidden alleys and lanes often overlooked on other tours. I’ll highlight historic downtown extensively at an easy pace with lots of photo stops and interesting facts you’ll always remember. More ground covered = more beauty experienced. Charleston is the star.
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Evening TourCultural Tours

Evening Tour

If you want to take a history tour before or after dinner and not have to worry about the heat of the day, our evening tour is the perfect tour for you. This is a tour about Charleston's history it is not a ghost tour. The tour is a little shorter than the daytime tour, but you will get the full tour experience. From Rainbow Row to The Market your tour is fully narrated by a tour guide certified by the City of Charleston
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Jewel Of The SouthLuxury Tours

Jewel Of The South

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This is a local's view of the city. Evans is like walking with the mayor. He knows everyone and has spent more than 24 years interpreting the history in a fun, and entertaining way.
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Bruce Knows CharlestonPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Bruce Knows Charleston

Bruce Burris a 7th generation Charlestonian represents a look into Charleston’s past from the inside of Ft. Sumter to South Of Broad Street the tales of by gone years. Please join us everyday in Downtown Charleston for Tours.
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Badass Broads-CharlestonLuxury Tours

Badass Broads-Charleston

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Every badass history has a badass...HERSTORY. Walk with us as we celebrate Charleston's. We have a very rich story and the women of Charleston have played an enormous role in it. This is the only tour in the city showcasing badass women.
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Two Bars // One Graveyard // Ghost StoryCultural Tours

Two Bars // One Graveyard // Ghost Story

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Charleston is home of the supernatural, paranormal, and existential: 350 years of graveyards, ghosts, and ghouls in a drinking town with a history problem. Starting at one of Charleston's more notorious watering holes, an upscale dive, we will start our paranormal exploration at the bar. Our story begins with the tale of George Washington's "Witch Doctor," a Charlestonian woman who saw the future. From there, we will venture to the "Witch Doctor's" final resting place. Along the way, we will walk through a gunfighter's alley where 100's of men lost their lives, and learn to feel a spirit when it passes your way. Lastly, we will stop at another notorious watering hole where we will learn about the slave who had to die for America to be born and how her spirit still roams the streets of Charleston today. Once you hear this ghost story, your heart will beat twice every time you see the American Flag.
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Scandalous Charleston TourCultural Tours

Scandalous Charleston Tour

Explore the scandalous side of the Holy City on this historic Charleston walking tour. Follow a local expert through Charleston back alleys and boulevards en route to its famous attractions like Saint Michael’s Church and the Four Corners of Law, plus notorious colonial party spots, homes of antebellum womanizers, and more. Along the way, your guide shares stories that air Charleston’s historical dirty laundry.
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