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Explore North America's only English walled city - Charleston. Accompanied by an expert guide, stroll though quaint cobblestone streets while learning about the city's fascinating, turbulent past and its unique place in the history of the United States.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the historical walled city of Charleston on an enlightening 2-hour walking tour
  • Visit key sites such as churches and colonial homes
  • Hear tales of pirates, patriots, belles and balls from a 7th generation Charlestonian and expert storyteller
Full description
An exciting walking tour of the only English walled city in North America - Charleston! Once the leading seaport of the thirteen colonies and later the United States, historical Charleston is waiting to be discovered.

On this 2-hour walking tour, you will learn about the intriguing history of Charleston from veteran guide Al Ray. See pre-and-post colonial homes, storefronts, churches and public buildings while Ray recounts the rich tales and legends of Charleston's proud and turbulent past.

Learn the meanings of the ancient symbols on the tombstones, the city's history of rapid growth and rampant piracy, and the rise of the rice planters.

Listen to your charismatic guide describe the numerous disasters, such as seven major fires, numerous hurricanes, epidemics, sieges and bombardments, plus a major earthquake, that have struck the city over its long and colourful history.
Includes
  • Two hour walking tour with professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Tour meets at Historic Charleston Foundation Gift Shop at 108 Meeting Street

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Important information
Know before you go
This is a walking tour, be sure to wear comfortable shoes, In warm weather, don't forget the sunscreen and bottled water!
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 55 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
5.0/5
Safety
4.9/5

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