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  • Charleston: African-American History & Simmons House Tour

    1. 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: Historical Walking Tour with Storytelling

    2. Charleston: Historical Walking Tour with Storytelling

    Stroll through Charleston’s oldest neighborhood on a guided walking tour, led by an expert guide. Learn about the women and men – both pirates and patriots – who first founded the city, as you discover its highlights. The tour begins in front of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of Charleston’s oldest and most historical buildings. Continue down East Bay Street, passing Rainbow Row. See period mansions, and admire the views of Charleston Harbor and White Point Garden. Walk in the footsteps of pirates and their captors, as your guide tells you stories of looting and plundering. Wander the streets and alleys of Charleston’s South of Broad neighborhood. Learn about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the founding of America. Head back to the starting point, passing the Four Corners of the Law and the shops and residences on Broad Street. Your experience includes entrance to ...

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What people are saying about Philip Simmons House

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.

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