Getting there is half the fun.There seems to be no better way to see all the sites in the Charleston are than to embark on one of the many sightseeing tours. Whether by land or sea, Charleston offers plenty of special interest tours to learn all of the rich history of the area. Whether you prefer to stroll down quaint alleyways by foot or trot through the streets in a carriages, all paths lead visitors on an unforgettable journey back in time. You'll be entertained and enlightened by knowledgeable guides giving tours on foot, by carriage, by van - even by boat!
A Student's TourFor school groups looking to explore over 300 years of fascinating stories. Tour menu: US, SC, African-American, Civil/Revolutionary war history, religious, architecture, pirates, fires, earthquake, hurricanes. Underground museum walk with ghostly friends! Memorable, fun learning experience by bus or walk. Reservations 843.556.0664.
A Walk About CharlestonTake a 90 minute walking tour of Historic Charleston, SC. Visit some of Americas most beautiful homes and stately gardens. Tours offered daily! Call 843-343-9255 for reservations. $5 discount to all guests.
An Original Pub Tour of Charleston – Lesesne Tour Co.From Irish Pubs to English taverns & former speakeasies, let us show you Charleston with local flavor! Treat yourself to a personalized history tour with experienced guides. Custom group tours available. Tour lasts 2.5 hours. Appetizers included in tour price. Reservations required.
Behind the Gate Home & History TourYour home and history tour starts in a restored early 18th century home on plot 179 of the original Walled City. A power point, featuring 8 unique Charlestonians, provides a unique background for your neighborhood stroll through Charleston's intriguing past.
Black Cat Tours, LLCSmall Groups & No Young Children. Ghosts, History & Scandals! Our nighttime walking tours include: Haunted Charleston Tour – romantic ghost stories, black magic & secret societies and Wicked Charleston Tour - saucy tales of murder, scandals & debauchery. Reservations Required.
Candlelight Ghost Tours- Ghosts of the SouthCelebrating eight years in business. Join us on an 80min walking tour throughout Charleston's "haunted history". Visit well documented sights that have been on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel and Ghosts Adventures. Touring year round. $5 off every adult.
Charleston 101Let a 4th-generation Charlestonian introduce you to the city! Author of five books about Charleston, Mary Coy has been featured in Fodor’s and Diversion Magazine. Uniquely personal – no more than 12 per tour. Reservations required. 10am Fri & Sat. $20.
Charleston FootprintsDiscover authentic Charleston with 7th-generation guide, Michael Trouche, an award-winning local author. See Charleston’s best with someone who knows the city best, featuring legendary architecture, gardens, ironwork, harbor landmarks, and cultural heritage. 10:30am & 2:30pm from 108 Meeting Street. $20/person, reservations required.
Charleston History Tours...Picture Perfect#1 walking tour. Experience remarkable preservation, hidden passageways, colorful gardens, magnificent mansions, Revolutionary/Civil War sites, English churches, Rainbow Row, High Battery, and more. Have a camera? Photo tips provided! $23.50 10am daily (except July & Aug 9am) 1pm Sundays.
Charleston SoleExplore the Holy City’s history, lore and legends from the ground up with Charleston-native Brian Simms, who will guide you on a memorable two-hour walking tour. Mon-Fri 9:30am & 1:30pm, Sat 10am & 2pm $18.00/adult $10/child 6-12.
Charleston Tea Party Private TourWith downtown van pick-up for 2 to 14 people, Charlestonian guide takes discerning visitors by van to her friends' private homes and gardens. 9:00 to 12:00 tour ends with lunch served on original Cantonware at Laura's overlooking the Ashley River. As seen in Travel & Leisure! 843.577.5896.
Charleston's Best Tours, LLCGet spooked with Charleston's Best Tours walking nighttime ghost tour as seen in AAA Magazine! Our career guides will share site-specific, well-documented stories and other recent sightings. The only ghost tour with the same location and local people since 1999!
Civil War Walking Tours2 Hour Walking Tour of Confederate Charleston, with 1865 Photos of this stubborn city. Yankees welcome, too. 9am Daily, 7 Days a week, March - December. $20 per adult, children under 12 free.
Colonial Walking ToursWe offer two tours: The Ghost Hunt explores alleyways & graveyards nightly at 7,9 and 10:45. Our Exclusive History Tour walks daily at 10:30am through the old walled city and ends with refreshments in the Middleton family's private garden.
Free Tours by FootProvides pay-what-you-like Charleston walking, food and ghost tours. You decide what a tour was worth after it is over. Pay-what-you-like tours are tours for every budget.
Historic Charleston 65th Spring Festival of Houses & GardensMarch 22, 2012 - April 21, 2012. Experience the intimate charm and elegance only rarely seen inside Charleston's private, residential garden gates and doorways.
Lights Camera CharlestonSee Historic Charleston with a Hollywood edge. Let a native Charlestonian with over twenty years of filming experience take you to Hollywood's favorite filming hotspots. Visit historic landmarks that Hollywood loves and see the locations for "The Notebook", "Army Wives" and many more.
Mary-Margaret's Walking ToursHear past stories of Charleston's elite and poor, free and slave, women's work and men's glory. Weave your way through alleys, centuries old homes, gardens, and by the water. End with refreshments in a private courtyard! Call today!
Old Charleston Walking Tours, LLCThe most intimate and sophisticated tours in the city with highly experienced guides. History, ghost, Civil War and slavery walks. Tours start in Washington Square Park, next to City Hall (intersection of Meeting and Broad).
Palmetto ToursPalmetto Tours is the premier tour company servicing Charleston. Our expert tour guides combine the beauty and excitement of Charleston while leading you through some of our most historic areas; teaching you Charleston's rich and illustrious history along the way.
Say CharlestonCharleston native and award-winning photojournalist Liz Legare Duren takes you on a stroll through the city her ancestors helped to build. Experience Charleston while you are being photographed in the city's most beautiful (or tucked away) locations.