Fort Sumter: National Monument Entry Ticket & Ferry
- Valid: 1 day
Enjoy 2 convenient ferry departure points: Liberty Square in downtown Charleston or Patriot’s Point in Mount Pleasant. See the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge as you ride the ferry along, and take in sighes of Charleston’s stately Rainbow Row and Battery homes. As you approach Fort Sumter, graceful sailboats and playful dolphins add to the photogenic scene. If you depart from Mt. Pleasant you will enjoy views of the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier from up-close, while tours embarking from downtown will see Aquarium Wharf as they depart and return. Arrive at The Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park, which sits prominently at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor, a strategic location that was crucial to its defense. While here, explore the grounds of Fort Sumter. Stand on the grounds where America’s deadliest war began at Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park...
It was raining so we didn't have the ability to enjoy the fort but the ranger provided a good, detailed history.
Embark on a true Charleston Harbor dining experience aboard the Spirit of Carolina. Enjoy a three-course dinner, made to order from local seasonal ingredients. As you dine on a delicious multi-course plated dinner, cruise through the beautiful Charleston Harbor, past Fort Sumter, along the Battery and beneath the Ravenel Bridge. Take in the views from the large enclosed air-conditioned dining decks or the open-air observation deck. Enjoy music throughout the cruise, as well as a full-service bar.
It was a great tour but I would pay extra for my own table. The shared tables were very small.
This 60-minute narrated carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic downtown Charleston. It really is the best way to see the “Holy City” and learn about its rich and vast history. The tour begins at our stables just one block from the city market, where a number of our horses live. Restrooms and water are available as well as a loading ramp to easily board one of the custom-built carriages. Departing from the barn, you will continue to the city gate located in the Old City Market. Historic Downtown Charleston is split up into a number of areas that each tour is directed to travel to. Some highlights of these areas are Charleston Harbor, Rainbow Row, 4 Corners of Law, King Street, White Point Gardens, and the Charleston Battery. A licensed tour guide will be narrating the entire tour with informative and entertaining commentary. At the end of the tour you will...
Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area and its history. We enjoyed our time on the tour and were impressed on how well they treated their horses. Compared to other companies we walked by, they seem to have the best facility and the horses their top priority.
This tour begins at the Big Red Barn in downtown Charleston, where you'll meet a knowledgeable driver-guide and settle into a carriage drawn by either horses or mules.
Follow a route that takes in some of the historic downtown district’s most elegant mansions and gardens, learning about the architecture of each place as you drive along. Catch the scent of jasmine flowers from deep, shady porches, and pass by rows of bristling palmetto trees.
Get an overview of Charleston’s dramatic history, from long-ago pirate raids to plantations, Revolutionary battles, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. The city was founded in 1670, and Charleston's historic buildings have been meticulously preserved and restored.
Guides combine humor with history for a lighthearted experience of Charleston’s atmospheric center, ...
The good-looking John and Prince treated me to a wonderful tour! Every second was interesting and fun. John even sang a song from Porgy and Bess and sang it beautifully! I will be back!
"There is only one essential ingredient in a ghost story: death." So say Charlestonians Ed Macy and Geordie Buxton in their introduction to their book about the haunted streets of Charleston. By rambling through the oft-forgotten enclaves of the Holy City, the paranormal authors bring guests face to face with a group of orphans who haunt a dorm of a Charleston College, a Citadel cadet who haunts a local hotel, and an angelic spirit in a Freedman Methodist graveyard, to name just a few. We will hear tales of a bookstore phantom, notorious for rearranging books in perfect vertical stacks, and a gruesome 19th century amputation taking place in a medical student’s apartment. This tour is not for the faint-hearted! Based on historical events and specific details that are often lost in our general notion of ghosts, each haunting encounter will send chills down your spine.
Very informative. Guide was very knowledgeable about local history. Tour was educational about historical hauntings.
Explore the most haunted places in Charleston on this guided walking tour. The tour offers a raw look at the festering underworld of the jewel of South Carolina. You will experience Charleston’s truly horrifying history; like the waters of the Cooper River, history runs deep and dark around here. From pirates, native Americans, and a host of invading nations, this old shipping town is full of conflict, disease, and the finest hauntings west of the Mississippi. This unique collection of captivating and unnerving historical stories reveals what makes Charleston one of the most compelling haunted locations on the East coast.
We enjoyed the stories told and the bits of history and information about each stop. We were in town just 2 nights for this first visit and we appreciated being able to book same day and on a Th. When we saw we were only 2 on the tour, it was a nice touch that it was not canceled or asked to join other tours getting started.
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Walking was extremely difficult on the rough sidewalks. Airport was grat. Uber was great. Hotel was OK. people were very friendly. History was everywhere, which is why we made the trip. Friends and family were all well. Made for a grat Vacation. Citadel was very impressive.
Savor the unique flavors of Charleston on this food tour in the famous Upper King Street District. Visit some of the area's tastiest restaurants and get a taste of what they're serving up. Sample mouth-watering dishes of Lowcountry cuisine from the popular culinary innovators in this ever-evolving restaurant district. Enjoy tastings of fried green tomatoes, local barbecue, Southern mac-n-cheese, collard greens, house made bruschetta, gourmet cupcakes, and other South Carolina classics.
Fran was an excellent guide. Great local knowledge. Excellent food. Good portions.
Ring in the holiday season with a unique and festive guided walking tour around Charleston’s historical city center. View marvelous seasonal decorations as you learn about the city’s fascinating history. Walk past landmarks like the Four Corners of Law and The Battery and stroll through prominent neighborhoods dressed in their holiday best. Get historic highlights and facts from your expert guide. Hear about old Charlestowne from 1670 through the Civil War to the present. Enjoy magnificent views of Charleston Harbor as you visit the Edmondston-Alston House museum. Admire the mansion’s Christmas splendor and see a glimpse of 19th century Charleston.
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.
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Great ferry ride. Knowledgeable volunteer speaker and park ranger. Interesting and informative!
Excellent excursion ; I was busy every minute ; could have stayed longer
Great ferry ride. Park rangers were informative, welcoming, and helpful.
This is a must see for anyone interested in civil war history.
We had a great time! Food, service and cruise was excellent.