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!

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Take a bateau ride on a genuine black water swamp, explore nature trails and the beautiful grounds of Cypress Gardens. Learn More
Croghan's is a blend of past and present...a wonderful selection of antique jewelry and exquisite gifts. Learn More
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The oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public. Admission includes guided House Tour, Connections Program: From Africa to America, interactive landscape tour, African-American cemetery, nature walks, Museum Shop. Please call ahead for hours and tour times.
African American Charleston
Charleston is an important place to learn more about African-American history and culture. Key events in African-American history, as well as in American history, have shaped the city's growth and development. For example, as you tour the city, you will learn about the enslavement of Africans, the Civil War and Emancipation, Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Movement, and the unique linguistic, artistic, and culinary traditions that Africans and African Americans contributed to Charleston's history and culture. We encourage you to discover and explore the city's unique African-American historical and cultural traditions.

Scheduled to open in 2018, the IAAM is a new museum of African American history and identity. It will communicate the history of African Americans in the Lowcountry, South Carolina, and explain how this population impacted the nation. For more information please visit: www.iaamuseum.org

Beyond the Fields at Middleton Place
Powerful imagery and storytelling on a backdrop of rice fields, the Plantation Chapel, Stableyards and Freedmanís cottage guide visitors through a deep exploration of domestic life, labor, and spirituality through the lens of the enslaved community at Middleton Place.
Gullah Tours
Explore the sites relevant to the culture, and traditions of the African-Americans history in Charleston. It is given by a native born, Gullah speaking Charlestonian who was raised by grandparents whose parents were slaves. The tours leave from the Visitor Center Mon-Sat at 11:00 & 1:00 PM.
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Explore Charleston's Black history and Gullah/Geechee culture from a Black perspective in our 1, 2 & 2 1/2 hour motorized Black History, Porgy & Bess and Sea Islands Tours departing Charleston Visitor Center daily. Adults $13-$23, children $10-$18. Group Rates. Al Miller, owner/guide.