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

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Guided walking tour of Charleston’s historic sites
  • Stroll through the historic district, including views of opulent mansions, outdoor spaces and city landmarks
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour
  • Insightful commentary from a fun local guide

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Rainbow Row
  • Historic Waterfront Battery
  • Antebellum Mansions
  • A visual tour of Fort Sumter
  • Hidden Gardens & Courtyards
  • Historic Churches & Graveyards
  • The Revolutionary and Civil War
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 115 Meeting St
    115 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    Please arrive at 115 Meeting St, the Mills House Hotel. You will meet your guide inside the hotel at the concierge desk. Please look for your Bulldog Tours guide.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The pace of our walking tour is leisurely
  • Minimum numbers apply for the 2:00pm only. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Most of our tours can accommodate people with disabilities. Please keep in mind that Charleston was built on uneven terrain and the streets, sidewalks, and cemeteries can be uneven.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

There is a parking garage right by where we met which made it convenient.
I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to know everything about everything!
382 reviews
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Dawn_M, Jul 2022
Linda was very good . So knowledgeable wealth of information that We didn’t know!! Could of gone on even longer , her stories made the heat bearable !! Definitely recommend this tour snd the tour guide
Architectural view . Tour...
Renata_R, May 2022
Architectural view . Tour guide had very soft voice , difficult to hear . Other wise great knowledge and sense of humor
Unbalanced - too much focus on wars
Susan_R, Apr 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and extraneous subjects not relevant to Charleston, but we had hoped for a more balanced tour including more about the slave experience in Charleston and on the plantations and more focus on the beautiful homes, architecture, gardens, and how life has changed in the area. Our stop at The Battery was all about the wars with nothing on the beautiful homes. We actually stopped as soon as we went up the stairs and didn't even walk along to see the homes. Our guide was not good about ensuring everyone was getting across several busy streets and was walking quickly leaving some up to a half block behind. We went into two churches for about 2 minutes each with little explanations about the interiors. The length of the tour is good and the price is reasonable. Just wasn't what we expected. Felt like we were in history class with battles, generals, dates, etc. Spoke to a group about their carriage tour and it sounded more like what we expected with this tour.
A wonderful experience
THOMAS_K, Apr 2022
Our tour guide, David Romein, was outstanding. I’ve done a number of Charleston tours, both walking and carriage, he is superb. If you are lucky enough to have David for your guide you’re in for a treat.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Historical Tour
Ed_M, Apr 2022
Great tour guide - BLAKE. born and raised in Charleston, super knowledgeable and ready with an answer to any question. Enjoyable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The guide was amazing and...
Barb_B, Mar 2022
The guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history. We just had a wonderful time learning from him.
Love Charleston
Elyse_K, Mar 2022
Our guide Gordon was very informative and extremely knowledgeable. The walking pace is good for both young and old. Answered all questions asked. I highly recommend this tour
Informative and interesting walking tour
Linda_B, Mar 2022
The guide giving pertinent/interesting information about what we were seeing as we walked along. So much history to be aware of!
Super guide!
Julie_W, Mar 2022
Our tour guide Linda was fantastic, very knowledgeable. Interest facts on history, gardens and homes.
So much history packed in 2 hours!
Donna_L, Feb 2022
Linda was delightful. Her storytelling style brought the history of Charleston to life and made the 2 hours fly by. I would highly recommend this tour and ask for Linda! My daughter said she’ll be bringing her Civil War buff husband next time just so he can take this tour.
Excellent tour with Linda
Richard_S, Feb 2022
Linda is a fantastic guide. She has a passion for Charleston and it’s history. Definitely recommend this tour.
Blake was very...
Michelle_K, Jan 2022
Blake was very knowledgeable and entertaining on our walk through historic Charleston. He kept conversation educational and humorous.
1 traveler found this review helpful
History Lesson
Janiera_K, Jan 2022
I enjoyed learning about the history of events. Every historic building have its own story. The tour guide did a good job summarizing.
Must do!!
Pam_C, Dec 2021
Linda was one of the best guides I’ve ever had. Professional, friendly, funny and her historical knowledge was incredible!!!
If you only have a day do this.
Adam_W, Nov 2021
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a joy for the whole family. Well worth it to get an overview of Charleston.
Keith was extremely...
Tali_A, Nov 2021
Keith was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. He provided a well balanced overview of Charleston's past and present.
Visiting Charleston
Inna_K, Oct 2021
A lot of history of Charleston and civil war . We saw a lot of historical sites and old houses and pace was good
Fabulous tour
Amy_V, Oct 2021
Linda, our guide was fabulous! She was very knowledgeable and showed us a ton of sites and suggestions of other places to visit in Charleston!
Engaging & Informative Intro to Charleston
Maureen_O, Oct 2021
Fabulous tour by Linda. Having not visited Charleston before, I wanted a history lesson, taste of local flavor, and an introduction to the city. We got all of that and more! Linda is the perfect guide - knowledgeable, engaging, accommodating, and generous with her recommendations for enjoying your visit.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great way to see old Charleston
Sean_K, Oct 2021
Great summary of the old Charleston. Nice, easy walk and good history info. Saw many old gorgeous buildings and churches.


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