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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour

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Charleston, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Visit one of America’s most historic cities
  • Enjoy an historic walking tour of Charleston
  • Visit the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages
  • Small group ensures personal attention
This guided, narrated, educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins at the north side of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history featuring pirates, patriots and presidents alike, located at 122 East Bay Street.

Visit the city’s oftentimes forgotten alleys and hidden passages that barely pass for streets at all. See points of interest like Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States, the Heyward-Washington House museum and much more, including St. Philip's Episcopal Church.

Learn about Revolutionary and Civil War facts and anecdotes while you explore. End your tour near the starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Learn about the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rainbow Row
Learn about the history of Rainbow Row.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heyward-Washington House
Learn about the Heyward Washington House
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Alley
Hear the History of Philadelphia Alley
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Philip's Church
Learn about St Philips Church
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour.

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SummerBreeze
, Aug 2020
Jim was excellent. We learned so much and it was evident he was proud of Charleston. One of the best history tours we have taken!
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Walking around!
OlgaB
, Aug 2020
Jim was so knowledge and fun! What a wonderful way to see Charleston and know the history. Would recommended it to everyone!
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This Tour Has It All!
Susan_R
, Aug 2020
This tour is a huge bang for your buck! I would highly recommend it. Evans, our guide, is very knowledgeable and entertaining. He is a true Charlestonian and it shows as he meets and greets friends and pets along the way. This tour has it all: history, architecture, gardens, folklore. Thanks again, Evans, for one of our favorite experiences of our time in Charleston!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you so much for trusting us for this experience and for taking the time to share your experience with others. We are so happy to hear that the tour was a favorite. We hope you will join us again soon, we would love to walk with you a second time!
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Nice Adaptive Guide
Mina_R
, Jul 2020
He asked us what we wanted to get out of the tour. This was much appreciated. Also, Jim provided a lot of interesting history behind Charleston.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you for trusting us for this experience. We are so glad that Jim was able to customize the tour to your interests. We aim to make the whole journey of our tours smooth and enjoyable, so it's good to know that we are achieving that for our guests. We would love to have you tour with us again soon, hopefully you will think of us for your next trip to Charleston!
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Tour guide
Melissa_M
, Jul 2020
Jim was a great tour guide his knowledge of the French Quarter was superb. Even with the oppressive heat he stayed on the shady side of the street and kept us at a comfortable pace.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you so much for choosing us to explore Charleston with and on top of that, for taking the time to post your review! Jim will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed his tour so much. We hope to welcome you back to Charleston soon!
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Best tour in Charleston!
Nancy_W
, Jul 2020
It was so nice to go down off beaten paths and hear history from that view point! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing Charleston from the vantage point of alley ways and side streets!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you kindly for your positive feedback! We think this tour is a fascinating and unique way to experience another side to Charleston, one that not every visitor gets to see. We are so happy that you enjoyed it and can't wait to walk with you again!
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Amanda_D
, Jul 2020
The tour was very informative and just what we were looking to kick off our visit in Charleston. Jim was incredibly gracious by making all attempts to keep us under shade!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments. We are delighted you could work our tour into your itinerary and that you enjoyed it so much. Hopefully, we will get another chance to walk with you on your next vacation in Charleston. We would love to have you back.
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Great
Scott_L
, Jul 2020
The whole tour was really great especially if you’re a fan of history. This app requires 100 characters
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The places where ‘The Patriot’ was filmed
Denise_S
, Jul 2020
So much fun!!! Jim was fully professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I really enjoyed the whole experience!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you for choosing us to tour with, and for your kind review. Reading such wonderful reviews makes us all strive to continue to provide amazing experiences for all of our guests. We hope you will join us again soon!
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Definitely a must
Jim
, Jun 2020
Bob was a great tour guide. Very passionate about the history. This tour helped us understand the history of Charleston. The stories behind the history were very interesting. Highly recommend the tour. Do the am tour as the temperatures are milder.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you Jim! Reading such wonderful reviews makes us all strive to continue to provide amazing experiences for all of our guests. And thank you for your tip on taking the morning tour. We agree that if you are sensitive to the heat, that the morning tour would be a better option during the summer months. We look forward to sharing another walk with you soon!

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