• Location: Charleston, South Carolina
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities — Charleston, South Carolina — on this guided, 2-hour, 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 Elliott Street featuring Poinsett's Tavern; the Heyward-Washington House; Longitude Lane, one of the city’s original streets; mysterious Stoll’s Alley and many more.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages

Charleston's alleys and hidden passages!

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. See the Dubose Heyward House and Cabbage (or Catfish) Row, the Heyward-Washington House museum and much more, including a trio of historic churches: St. Michael's Episcopal Church, the Huguenot Church and St. Philip's Episcopal Church.

There’s also McCrady's restaurant, where George Washington dined in 1791; the stately homes of Stoll’s Alley, plus Dueler’s (or Philadelphia) Alley, Unity Alley, and plenty more on this relaxing stroll.

Customer Reviews

Jamie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Really enjoyed our tour with Bill. As a former history teacher, he provided wonderful and interesting historical perspectives with some light hearted stories. We would recommend this tour because we would not have toured the places we saw just walking about on our own.
Canadian couple from Toronto.

Rosemary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The guide was great, very informational and just a great all around tour. Different information from other city tours so not repetitive.

michael f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A very pleasant surprise and a must goto tour. Fun walk that takes you to places you would never see on the regular tour. Guide was great and very informative. The stories and history he relayed to us was fascinating. I would do this tour again.

Miriam K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Bill was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic!

john e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Steve was an excellent guide. We enjoyed the back stories and history of the city. A great time was had by all learning about Presidents, Pirates, and Patriots! Be sure and ask Steve where the best Biscuits are!

Lawrence E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

BIll was phenomenal one of the best tour guides we have had. Strongly recommend him.

LDiamond Bermuda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This is a charming guided tour to be recommended. Our guide, Bill Stanton was very informative and enthusiastic in his facts and tales. You are taken away from the main streets and get a totally different feel for Charleston. So much to see and so much history to absorb. Most enjoyable.

JANET F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This tour was way beyond our expectations! I am so happy that I booked it for my daughter and I. We saw plenty of Charleston and learned the history behind many of the famous buildings and homes.
The tour guide was the best ever!

LOUIS B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

very informative guide

Kathy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Bill was an amazing tour guide. Lots of walking, but well worth it. Bill had great stories and a delightful sense of humor.

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