Group tours are offered:
~ September - May:
Monday - Saturday: 10:30am and 2:30pm
~ June - August:
Monday - Saturday: 10:30am only
Reservations are required.
Private tours are also available upon request.
Our tour begins in Washington Park next to City Hall at 80 Broad Street. It lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes and covers about 18 city blocks. It requires brisk walking along Charleston’s notoriously uneven sidewalks, so please wear comfortable shoes. People with disabilities and children in strollers are certainly welcome, but please understand that there will be some spots that are not easily accessible.
Points of interest along the way (depending on weather and availability) include St. Michael’s Church, Charleston’s oldest existing house of worship, Rainbow Row, the iconic row of colorful houses dating from the early 1700’s, antebellum homes on Charleston’s famous battery, beautiful wrought iron gates, and much more. We will venture down Charleston’s inviting sidewalks and through its hidden alleys below ancient live oaks and spanish moss. Along the way we'll explore Charleston’s colorful history from its Colonial wealth and splendor to the poverty and destruction brought about by the Civil War and many natural disasters. You will learn about Charleston's rich culture, its architecture and gardens, and the efforts to preserve its glorious past.