Charleston History Tours

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Jun 17 - Jun 23

Historic Charleston Walking Tour

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2 Hrs.
Take a walking tour through this wonderful city as you encounter hundreds of historic homes, buildings, and stately churches as well as perfectly manicured lawns and impressively designed gardens. From the mid 1600s through the Civil War and up to the Charleston Modern Renaissance period, your licensed guide will enlighten you with the rich and colorful history of The Holy City. Hear about Rainbow Row, French Quarter, and see the all the steeples that gave this city its nickname. Don't miss out, book your Historic Charleston Walking Tour today!
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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Walking Tour

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2 Hrs.
Join in on Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages Walking Tour and take in a new perspective of the city! Journey with a knowledgeable guide through Charleston's alleys as you see some of the most fascinating and beautiful hidden passages that Charleston has to offer. Step back in time and experience the charm of Charleston's past while walking along picturesque cobblestone, brick, and stone pathways. Get to see well-known spots within the historic district as well as areas often overlooked and inaccessible by automobiles. Learn about the history of each location, the stories behind the buildings and landmarks, and the people who have lived and worked there. Explore the hidden gems of Charleston, book your spot today!
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African-American History & Philip Simmons House Tour

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2 Hrs.
The African-American History & Philip Simmons House Tour is an exploration into Charleston's 350 year old African community. Begin at the Philip Simmons House where one of the greatest African-American artists of the 20th century created a lifetime of beauty. Learn about past and present community leaders and visit significant historical landmarks while walking down America Street, the center of Charleston’s African-American community. Engulf yourself in the history of how free people of color came together to form flourishing communities and houses of worship. If you are ready to be a part of a passionate tour that will leave you with a wealth of knowledge on the history of Charleston, then book this African-American History & Philip Simmons House Tour today!
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Strong Women of the South History Tour

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2 Hrs.
The Strong Women of the South History Tour is an exploration into historical Charleston from the perspective of the founding mothers and daughters of every color who contributed to the Great American Dream. Hear about the story and fate of America's first female serial killer at her alleged execution site. Visit the homes and site of the "Old Maids," Women’s Rights activists, artisans, and more while discovering their contributions and conundrums. By the end of the tour you will discover the beautiful truth, Charleston is the matriarchal capital of the western world, a city once owned and controlled by women. Book your spot today!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What types of history tours are available?

There are many different types of tours to see the history of Charleston, SC. Whether you want to hop on a bus or venture out to sea on a boat, there's a tour that will appeal to almost anyone. A few of the top tours available are boat tours, house tours, and walking tours.

2. What can I expect to see on a history tour in Charleston, SC?

Whether you’re listening to stories of influential African-American artists at Philip Simmons House, or learning about the city’s culture on a Harbor Boat Tour, there’s plenty to see when you’re on a history tour in Charleston, SC. Some of the top sights include Fort Sumter, The Battery, Castle Pinckney, and more.

3. How long are the history tours?

The history tours can last from 1.5 hours to 3 hours.

4. Are history tours handicap-accessible?

Some tours can accommodate accessibility needs, but you should review the restrictions in advance since they contain details about handicap accessibility. If you want help finding a tour that’s the most suitable for your needs, please call a TripShock customer service representative at 850-424-5125.

5. Are history tours kid-friendly?

Yes! History tours are fun for all ages, and they can be an interesting way to gain insights into Charleston's history and culture. Whether you're learning about history on foot or by bus, you'll have fun in your group. Be sure to check restrictions for any tours that require adult or senior tickets before booking for children who are 3 years old and under.


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