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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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


Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided walking tour. Visit points of interest including Charleston City Hall; the Dock Street Theatre, America’s first theatre; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter, and many more.
  • Take a walking tour of Charleston, South Carolina
  • Visit many of the city’s historic points of interest
  • Enjoy a great view of Fort Sumter
  • Fun for the entire family

What's Included

  • 2-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Charleston
  • Professional & Licensed Local Guide
  • Stroll through the quaint and charming streets of the historic district
  • Learn about the history and events that shaped Charleston
  • Explore notable sites in the French Quarter
  • Several popular points of interest including Rainbow Row
  • Explore the residential area "South of Broad"
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 80 Broad St
    80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    Please meet your tour guide outside City Hall on the corner of Meeting St and Broad St.

End point

  • The Battery
    Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    The end location will vary depending on the guide and route taken, but they will always walk you back to the start if requested.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are strongly advised
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions. Please check the forecast prior to the tour.
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:Is there parking available near the departure point for the 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour?

A:There are several “pay as you go” parking garages and open-air lots scattered throughout the downtown area. If you are joining us for the Charleston History Tour, we recommend the parking garage at 85 Queen Street.

Feb 2021

Q:What happens if it rains on the day of my 2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour?

A:We generally have a “rain or shine” policy but may cancel tours in potentially dangerous weather conditions. If we must cancel your tour, we will notify you by email, phone, or both and a reschedule or full refund will be offered.

Feb 2021

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Traveler Tips

Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking or standing for the majority of the tour.
Highly recommend this tour before you look at any others!
A good time to visit if you want leas crowds than normal.
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Kathy_S, Oct 2022
Mark Jones was our tour guide… he was enthusiastic and knowledgable. The tour was exceptional and he gave us advice on other things to do in Charleston! Started at the court house and ended at rainbow row. I was so impressed that I purchased a book that he authors through amazon. Thanks for a great tour!!!
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Incredible tour of Charleston complete with a diorama!
Toni_V, Sep 2022
The tour was amazing! We visited every spot that was on our to see list and our tour guide was so knowledgeable that we left the tour with a deep appreciation of the history of Charleston. So happy we did this tour!
The history of Charleston
Tina_B, Sep 2022
Amy, our tour guide, has a big personality and is very knowledgeable about the area. She provided in depth history of Charleston and suggested additional places to see. I highly recommend a walking tour as you get to see some things not accessible by car or horse carriage.
Dennis was an amazing...
Karen_S, Aug 2022
Dennis was an amazing guide thru Charleston! We took his advice on other points to see in the city as well. He was obviously enamored of the city and his enthusiasm was catching! We all learned a lot about Charleston from our tour.
Excellent tour
David_C, Jun 2022
This was a great tour and Lawrence was an excellent guide! We learned a ton about Charleston and got to see many very interesting and historic sites. We would highly recommend.
Learned alot and got to...
Virginia_M, Apr 2022
Learned alot and got to see alot my favorite parts were the alleys and gardens we passed. Our Guide was great I would recommend this to anyone new to Charleston to get a feel for the city. Be sure to wear good walking shoes.
Great informative tour
kabline, Mar 2022
Emily H took us around Charleston and gave us tons of great info! We learned some fun facts, saw some cool sights, and will definitely be sending our friends who come to visit this way!
A starter tour of Charleston
Amy_L, Feb 2022
A wonderful way to see the city and learn about its history! Amy was a GREAT guide! So energetic and knowledgeable. I loved all her maps-they really helped explain the birth and growth of Charleston. Highly recommend this tour as a starting point to a visit to Charleston!
Great experience with Amy at Historic Charleston Walking Tour
Robert_K, Nov 2022
Amy gave a top notch tour. She was extremely knowledgeable and brought the history of Charleston to life with pictures and a diorama of the walled city of Charleston. I highly recommend this tour.
Kay was awesome! We...
Pete_E, Nov 2022
Kay was awesome! We learned a ton about the history of Charleston! This tour was a great way to start our vacation.
Charleston tour
Zakariah_M, Nov 2022
Great tour! Good background on some highlights of charleston. Recommended for history enthusiasts!!!
Great historical walking tour!
ninaorwitz, Nov 2022
We had incredible walking tour with our guide Amy! She was very engaging and extremely knowledgeable about Charleston history. We couldn’t believe how much we learned in 2 hours! We would definitely recommend this tour.
Kari is a great tour...
Gary_P, Nov 2022
Kari is a great tour guide. Enthusiastic, personable, obviously very knowledgeable about Charleston history.
Beautiful day in a charming city!
Dan_E, Nov 2022
Really enjoyed ourselves! Loved getting so much information on the history of this beautiful city, you miss all that if you do not take the time to really look around and soak in all the architecture and the stories and history that have made Charleston. Guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. Perfect amount of information, and length of tour!
Great tour
Richard_P, Nov 2022
Amy gave us a very complete history of Charleston. Was very inciteful. Particularly liked the history of the French Hugonites
Mark was an excellent...
Virginia_F, Nov 2022
Mark was an excellent tour guide with over 20 years of experience, and it definitely showed. He did a great job telling the story of the development of Charleston through the buildings we passed. It doesn’t hurt that the story involves a lot of truly gorgeous buildings :)
Dennis was out tour guide...
LaNette_L, Nov 2022
Dennis was out tour guide and he made the tour so enjoyable with all his knowledge. Learnt so much about the history of Charleston. Reasonably priced and exceed all expectations. Highly Recommend!
A Viator Charleston Experience
Ian_M, Nov 2022
Kay was very knowledgeable. She engaged well with the group and made the walk informative and interesting. This Viator experience made Charlestons varied features, architecture and history come to to life.
kaitlyn_s, Oct 2022
I took the 2 hour walking tour with Amy. She was very informative and knowledgeable. Charleston is absolutely beautiful
Well worth time
Teresa_S, Oct 2022
The tour guide was “adorbs” and presentation of history with added maps and 3D creations supported the information. Very personable and encouraged questions and group participation. Lots of information relating old Charleston to present day.


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