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Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages

Charleston County, United States
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Offered in: English


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. 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.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Larry J C
, Apr 2019

This is a very enjoyable and informative tour of the historical Charleston neighborhoods. Jim, the guide, is just terrific. Very informative with a wealth of historical knowledge which he shares quite well. He shows how much he cares for his City. Walking about with him he seems to be a member of the family taking us on a stroll through the various streets and alleys. This visit is a must for all of the historical and current information that he provides.

, Apr 2019

Been on a couple of Charleston walking tours and this one was fun and entertaining with information that was shared other tours didn't mention.

Andrea E
, Apr 2019

I felt like there was just too much talking going on and on that didn't really pertain to the tour. It was way too drawn out and I think and hour would be sufficient. But with that said, i also didn't find it very exciting.

, Feb 2019

Bill was a great tour guide, what one would expect from a former AP History teacher. He was excited to tell us all about Charleston and spent extra time with us.

Guy R
, Jan 2019

My daughters and I had a girls weekend in Charleston and chose this tour as none of us had experienced this one before. Our tour guide was excellent. He knew the history of the city and was enthusiastic about sharing his love of the city. Along the way, he would greet residents and vendors by name and always received a friendly reply. We learned some history we hadn't heard on previous visits. The two hours passed quickly! I highly recommend this tour and our guide!

, Jan 2019

My sister, dad and I did this tour. Bill is an excellent tour guide. He has so much knowledge about the Charleston area. The day we went on the tour it was really pretty chilly, but Bill was so entertaining and kept us all very interested in what he had to say that it didn't even seem like 2 hours in the cold. Well worth the money!

Rachael P
, Jan 2019

Highly recommend if you are considering a walking tour of Charleston! Our guide was very informative and engaging. We learned a lot about Charleston’s history that we would never have known just walking around the city on our own. The group was also small enough so that everyone could see and hear. Great tour!

David K
, Oct 2018

This tour was a great way to learn about Charleston and Bill Stanton was the perfect guide. So many great stories and secret spots. Best value for your money.

Linda S
, Jul 2018

First time in Charleston and this tour showed you areas you probably wouldn't have know were there. We arrived the day before and walked around the shopping area and had no idea what was behind and between the blocks of King, Meeting and East Bay. Went in July so it was hot. Recommend the 9:30am tour. Tour guide Jim was great!

Maria C
, Mar 2018

Our guide was amazing and really knew the history behind the alleyways. I would certainly recommend this tour to family and friends that will visit Charleston.

Product code: 17256P3

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