Charleston
Educational Activities

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Charleston Educational Activities

  • Charleston: City Tour and Museum Combo

    1. Charleston: City Tour and Museum Combo

    Feel the past come alive on this combination tour in Charleston. Ride in comfort on a climate-controlled coach and discover Charleston's 300 years of living history with passionate licensed tour guides. Follow your bus tour with a visit to the Charleston Museum, one of the oldest museums in the United States. On your bus tour, experience the Old Market area and admire the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived, and worshipped. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History, and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. Make sure to take your camera as you will have the opportunity to stop at the famous Battery Seawall and enjoy the spectacular views. Keep your camera handy when you pass by the colorful houses on Rainbow Row, too. Finally, dive into the history of the Holy City at the Charleston Museum, which was opened to the public...

    A wonderful 2 hours spent in the museum. We could have spent the whole day. I will return to spend more time.

  • From Myrtle Beach: Charleston Historic Tour

    2. From Myrtle Beach: Charleston Historic Tour

    Leave from Myrtle Beach in an air-conditioned motorcoach. Once in Charleston, your all-day itinerary includes Palmetto Carriage Works Tour, Hop on a mule driven carriage for a historic old city tour. Learn about Charleston’s rich history from your knowledgable guide. Relish the sight of magnificent homes and gardens. See the historical sites of the old city on a mule-driven carriage ride. Visit the Charleston harbor. Board the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute tour of the harbor, narrated by your captain. See 75 points of interest including the USS Yorktown and the Battery while enjoying in a delicious deli-style boxed lunch. Explore the Boone Hall Plantation, a 738-acre plantation. See the historic brick slave cabins, a smokehouse, and a cotton gin. Receive a guided tour from a costumed hostess and learn about Southern elegance, strife, and charm. Time permitting, you'll be able to brows...

    Just wish there was a lil more time at the shops and plantation other then that it was great and loved it

  • Charleston: African-American History & Simmons House Tour

    3. Charleston: African-American History & Simmons House Tour

    Start the tour at the Philip Simmons House where one of the greatest African-American artists of the 20th century created a lifetime of beauty. Led by museum docents, learn more about the humble life of a great Charleston artisan. After the museum visit, walk down America Street, the heart of Charleston’s African-American community. Along the way, learn about and witness the trials and tribulations of the past and present. Briefly stop at the edge of the African-American community where you'll see a powerful visualization of class division. Finally, walk to Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest AME church in the southern United States. Learn about how free African Americans came together to form flourishing communities and houses of worship.

    The tour was great. Our tour guide Larry was very informative. I would recommend this tour to anyone who love to learn about African American history.

  • Charleston: Private Shem Creek Culture Tour

    4. Charleston: Private Shem Creek Culture Tour

    Experience the only publicly available historic walking tour in Mt. Pleasant - an area that dates back just as long as the peninsular of Charleston but that most people never have the opportunity to learn about. Start the tour by meeting your private local guide with the City of Charleston. After a brief introduction, take a short walk to the oldest house in Mt. Pleasant to talk about the area's first settlers and a famous revolutionary war battle.  From there, head over to Shem Creek proper to take an insider look at the shrimping industry, a staple of the area for many generations with several seafood markets with a variety of species. Watch as the tour guide shows how to throw a cast net or bring up a crab trap for an up-close view of some blue crab. At the end of the tour, leave with a well-defined sense of the wonderful culture this creek has hosted since the first colonists and ...

    Captain Bryan as amazing! He is very knowledgable about the local history. It was a very enjoyable experience. We will definitely take this tour again!

  • Charleston: The Edmonston-Alston House Walking Tour

    5. Charleston: The Edmonston-Alston House Walking Tour

    Charleston's history and unique way of life can be greatly attributed to its location on a small peninsula bounded by two rivers. The southern tip of this peninsula, known as the Battery, has become one of the city's most treasured sites and no visit to Charleston would be complete without touring this historic district. Starting and ending at the Edmondston-Alston House, take an hour-long guided walking tour South of Broad Street, learning not only about the area's rich history, but further about the extended Alston family during the years before the Civil War. Your experience will conclude with a 30-minute tour of the Edmondston-Alston House, which is constructed in lush Greek Revival style, evocative of a classic antebellum architectural trend. Constructed in 1825, the house commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor and 90% of the home's furnishings were originally owned by th...

Other Sightseeing Options in Charleston

Want to discover all there is to do in Charleston? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Charleston

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The tour was great. Our tour guide Larry was very informative. I would recommend this tour to anyone who love to learn about African American history.

Enjoyed the tour tremendously. The driver/tour guides was a joy to listen to, knowing all the history behind Charleston. The scenery was beautiful.

A wonderful 2 hours spent in the museum. We could have spent the whole day. I will return to spend more time.

Comfortable bus ride, loved the horse and buggy ride. The Bell boat ride was great!

Larry was an excellent guide. 8 can tell he is passionate about the community