34 West Theater Company
“Simply delightful!” -NYTheatre.com
Enjoy a plantation tour or combination city tour with Charleston's top rated bus tour company. Leave the driving to us! Private and group tours available.
Connect with more than 5,000 amazing animals and learn how you can protect them. Visit two touch tanks for a hands-on experience with stingrays, horseshoe crabs & sea stars.
Come aboard The USS Yorktown and hear the stories of the American Heroes who lived, died, and are still rumored to be here today.
Explore Charleston’s most prominent Victorian cemetery. Magnolia Cemetery is home to 35,000 permanent residents including generals and soldiers, politicians, and socialites.
Enjoy Charleston's top rated harbor tour and USA Today's top plantation in Charleston with this great combination package. Save time and money by booking the combo tour!
As seen on “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures”, this tour explores Charleston’s most haunted building, the Old City Jail. Tour sells out often so reservations required.
Voted "Best Tour Company" for the last decade, Bulldog Tours offers memorable history, food & ghost tours. Visit our headquarters located a block from the City Market.
Charleston’s best & only harbor tour narrated in person by a licensed tour guide. Learn the real history aboard this relaxing 90 minute tour. Departs downtown & Mt. Pleasant.
The oldest carriage company in the city. Their licensed guides have been driving carriages longer than anyone else. Book in advance to avoid long waits!
Take an uncensored look at Charleston’s true history – a history full of corruption, prostitution, crime, scandal and sordid affairs. This is a fascinating adult only tour.
Family owned since 1983, certified guides team up with beautiful draft horses to reveal the history and charm of Charleston. Advanced reservations recommended.
Discover Charleston’s essential historic and cultural sites while saving nearly 50% off regular admission - with the Essential Charleston Passport! Purchase on-line.
Adventure Sightseeing offers Charleston's top rated city bus tours and plantation tours. Let our 30+ years of experience enlighten and entertain in climate controlled comfort
The perfect venue for your next special event. Whether it's sailing on a tall ship, a private dinner cruise on a charter yacht or a social event, we have the perfect vessel!
Enjoy a sail on the tall ship, Schooner Pride. One of the top rated things to do in Charleston and a top 10 sunset sail in the US. See the "Holy City" from the water with us.
Get a behind the scenes tour of the aircraft carrier Yorktown, featuring exclusive access to areas of the ship not normally accessible to the public. Price includes admission.
Enjoy a combination tour with Charleston's top rated harbor tour and top rated carriage tour! Combine Charleston Harbor Tours and Palmetto Carriage Works and save!
View famous tombstones and explore the streets and alleyways of our haunted Historic District at night while listening to stories of ghosts, haunted houses, and superstitions.
Bulldog Tours and Ft. Sumter Tours offer this exclusive tour combo. Experience a tour of the Fort and our historic walking tour. Two iconic Charleston tours, one great price.
Excited about architecture? Passionate about gardens? Crave culinary history? Bulldog Tours loves customizing private walking tours around your particular passion or need.
Get the story behind the history by our licensed guides in our new climate controlled buses. Experience over 300 years of Charleston history. Save with our great combo tours!
Voted Southern Living’s “Top 5 Tours to Take in Charleston”. You’ll walk, talk, and taste your way through Charleston’s renowned culinary history and culture.
Enjoy Charleston's top rated harbor tour with the official Charleston Harbor Tours! Tours depart daily mid-February - December. See website for a full schedule & tickets.
Charleston Harbor Tours newest vessel, offering events such as our signature Blues & BBQ Cruise, Jam on the Water, Holiday Events & more! Available for private charters too!
With a premier collection of over 10,000 American works, the Gibbes Museum of Art promotes and protects Charleston's rich cultural heritage through a vibrant artistic lens.
Charleston's "must do" - travel back in time by boat & visit Charleston's ONLY National Park with Fort Sumter Tours. Boats depart daily from downtown and Patriots Point.
Inshore fishing charter - Redfish , Flounder, Speckled Sea Trout, Lady Fish, & Black Drum! Licenses, rods, bait, tackle, ice & water all included. Let's catch some fish!
Featured in Southern Living, NY Times, and AAA, this two-hour tour is the best overview of Charleston’s rich history, culture, antebellum homes, architecture, and gardens.
Charleston’s only Haunted Carriage Tour. Discover where spirits may linger in haunted alleys, graveyards, and other historic sites. Entertainment for the entire family.
Explore disturbing and unusual phenomenon from Charleston’s 350 years of ghostly legends and stories. Stroll down ancient streets and alleyways where spirits may lurk.
Charleston's most unique venue for private events for over 50 years. From team building to corporate entertainment, use our expertise for your next successful event.
Discover Charleston's Haunted History!
Charleston’s only children’s tour! Treasure hunt with hands-on activities that make history fun! Free souvenirs: foam sword, pirate bandana, treasure, balloon parrot, flag!
On your way to your destination, enjoy Charleston's beautiful harbor. From dolphin sightings to a WWII Aircraft Carrier. Rides leave hourly 9am-8pm March-November.
Can't travel? We'll bring Charleston to you! See the sites with your own, personal guide on a private, live, virtual tour! Charleston history, Pirate, Revolution, & Civil War.
Situated on an island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter is where the American Civil War started on April 12, 1861. The fort is accessible only by boat.
Built in 1825 on Charleston’s High Battery, the house today stewards both the history of two Charleston families, and the enslaved workers who made their lifestyle possible.
In 1864 the Hunley became the world’s first successful sub and then vanished. Found and recovered over a century later, you can see this amazing artifact during weekend tours.
Explore Charleston Pirate and Colonial history with award-winning guides. Evening & daytime Ghost and History tours also offered. Seen on Travel Channel, A&E, Syfy, PBS, NPR.
Explore Charleston Pirate and Colonial history with award-winning guides. Evening & daytime Ghost and History tours also offered. Seen on Travel Channel, A&E, Syfy, PBS, NPR.
Grand Federal townhouse completed in 1808. Restored interior w/ elaborate ornamentation, period antiques & a magnificent free-flying staircase. Set amid spacious lush gardens.
City’s most intact antebellum urban complex (c. 1820). Historic interiors, surviving virtually unaltered since 1858, have been conserved & stabilized. Many original objects.
From walking tours to all-day, motorized excursions. Award-winning customized tours cover your interests. Seen on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, PBS, Fox Network, & NPR.
Carriage & Walking Tours - Historic & Haunted
History comes alive - designed for your students' interests: U.S., SC African-American, Civil, Revolutionary wars, architecture, pirates and more. 843.556.0664 for planning.
The Museum’s outstanding collection tells the story of the Lowcountry, addressing everything from early southern culture and decorative arts to military and natural history.
Your interests & needs are joined to my experience, charm & wit to learn, not just see. Over 4 decades of service. Southern Living, CNN, more. Welcome! 843-556-0664
Each tour specially created for your individual group. 4 1/2 decades of experience, wit & charm. Featured on TV & print. You are special & so is Charleston! 843.556.0664
Jewish Charleston from 1695 with a city tour. Founder of SC Jewish Historic Society, Southern Living’s “Top 5 City Tours”-A “me-chai-yeh”. 843-556-0664 [email protected]
Visit South Carolina's largest coastal town
Reading room, archives & walk-in tours. 1990 Carolopolis Award. Beautifully restored facility, site of former Avery School built in 1865. Tour includes exhibits & archives.
Long time friends EVO Pizzeria and Holy City Brewing have joined forces to open Baker & Brewer downtown in the Charleston Brewery District!!
Owned & operated by native Charlestonians whose families arrived here in the 1600’s. Sights that will leave you breathless and tours that will leave you speechless.
Built between 1890 and 1907. Sat. 5:30pm Vigil Mass | Sun. 9am-Family Mass 11:15am-Solemn Mass with Choir 6pm-Mass | Daily Mass (Mon-Fri) 12:05pm
Get ready for an awesome experience! Licensed guides that entertain as well as they educate with beautiful horses and outstanding customer service. Dogs are welcome here!
Open M-Su. Built in 1841 to sell produce and meats, it features small shops, restaurants and flea market with everything from produce to antiques.
Licensed & most experienced professional guides in Charleston. Step-on guide service, walking tours, educational programs or customized packages. Bilingual guides available.
Learn about food both past and present on Charleston's #1 rated food tour. 6 tours offered: Downtown, Upper King, The Oyster Tour, Farm to Table, Mixology and Chefs' Kitchen.
Customized walking or driving city and plantation tours. History, culture, architecture, gardens. Private car, group strolls. Humor, charm & expertise.
Historian takes visitors by van to the gardens of her friends’ private homes; ends with High Tea served on Cantonware at Charlestonian's home overlooking the Ashley River.
One pass, one price, where admission is included for 30+ top attractions. Includes helpful mobile pass and guide. Choose either a 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5-day pass.
CharlestonTours.com is your one stop web portal for the best tours & events. Harbor tours, sailing excursions, plantation tours and Charleston's best value combination tours.
A locally owned tour service with guides who are Charlestonians that have a great love of this city. Let us show you this beautiful flower that we are so proud of.
Nine hands-on exhibits, including a two-story medieval castle, a pirate ship and an art room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through play.
Open to visitors when tour guides available. Organized in 1681. The Circular Church established the first Sunday School in South Carolina. Sunday services: 8:30am, 11am
Unique walking tours & Combo packages, including the Outer Banks Film Locations Tour, with travel writer and licensed tour guide Jill Paris.
Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. is a 20,000 square foot brewery, restaurant, and taproom produces a variety of beers packaged in cans, bottles, and kegs for wide-reaching wholesale.
Organized in 1731 by Caledonian immigrants. Present church built in 1841, displaying the seal of the Church of Scotland in window over main entrance. Sunday 8:45am and 11:15am
Sunday services: 8:45am worship 9:45am Bible school 11am worship 6:30pm vesper service. First Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist Church in the South, founded in 1682.
This National Park Service site is the primary departure point for visitors to Fort Sumter. Exhibits provide an overview of events leading up to the Civil War. Free admission.
Expert guides take you into Charleston's haunted history. Scary sights that have been on the History and Discovery Channels. Highly ranked on Trip Advisor/AAA. $5 off adults!!
Built in 1846, Grace Church Cathedral has one of the four English Changing Ringing (bell ringing) towers in the city. Tours may be arranged in advance.
The Grimké Sisters turned their backs on Charleston to fight the injustices to women & those enslaved in the 19th century. Discover how these 2 women influenced these issues.
Native Gullah historian teaching Unspoken Black African American Slave History "da Root" of Charleston’s politics, religion & Slavery.
Explore the sites relevant to the culture & traditions of the African-Americans history in Charleston. Given by a Gullah speaking Charlestonian whose relatives were slaves.
A historic park with camellias and azaleas in bloom in spring, roses bloom in the summer; 1-mile nature trail; Charleston's mounted horse patrol stables nearby.
Explore Charleston from the water! Dolphin watching, eco excursions, fishing, harbor tours, sunset cruises, shelling. Choose from scheduled tours or private tour boat.
Charleston's Revolutionary War house was the townhome of Thomas Heyward, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence, and now features remarkable Charleston-made furniture.
We make premium, handcrafted, small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. Tours and tastings Wednesday-Saturday.
This peaceful park offers unprecedented views of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. A look back across the street promises fantastic images of beautiful Charleston mansions.
Connoisseur Tours are custom-designed, exclusive tours of Charleston and the Lowcountry for small, private groups. For example: architecture, antiques, history, gardens.
It’s infotainment! Explore the hidden history, forgotten stories, and lost events overwritten by time. Stroll with our licensed tour guides and be informed and entertained!
With items dating from the 16th century, the Huguenot Society of South Carolina hosts the largest collection of French Protestant genealogical information in North America.
Charleston's only hands - on cooking classes with a celebrity chef! Learn, dine & laugh while cooking with the best products Charleston has to offer (wines included)!
Built in 1803, the Joseph Manigault House is an exceptional example of Federal period architecture with a remarkable collection of early 19th century furnishings.
Offering tours, Judaic gift shop and museum. The fourth oldest synagogue in the US and the oldest in continuous use. The birthplace of American Reform Judaism in 1824.
Housing the largest private collection of historically significant manuscripts in the world (more than 1 million). Philanthropist David Karpeles supported museum. Free.
Private sailing charter for up to 6 passengers aboard the 40' performance cruiser. View a unique perspective of the peninsula and the surrounding area with a beverage.
History walking tours with flair, covering many subjects - Revolution, Civil War, architecture, arts or any topic you may choose. Truth and insight, with a twist of fun!
Oldest cemetery in Charleston, founded in 1849 on the banks of the Cooper River, inhabited by generations of southern leaders. On the National Register of Historic Places.
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition allows visitors to experience this art from an Up-Close, Life-Sized, and Never-Before-Seen perspective. Truly Inspiring!
Morris Brown was a pastor who escaped hanging from the Denmark Vessey slave rebellion. Continues a tradition of community involvement & social action. Sunday 8am service
In 1791, the Free African Society was formed as the Bethel Circuit. Reorganized in 1865 and present building erected in 1891. Oldest AME church in the south. Sunday 9:30am
First brick church building owned by Blacks in Charleston. The 54th & 55th Massachusetts regiments worshiped here while stationed in Charleston. Service: Sun-10am 843.722.8118
Mile long corridor stretches along Meeting Street from Visitor Center to the Nathaniel Russell House. Comprehensive array of historical and cultural attractions in Charleston.
Built in 1771, American Patriots were held prisoner here during the War of Americas' Independence. One of the 3 most historically significant buildings of colonial America.
Learn the story of Charleston's role in this inter-state slave trade by focusing on the history of this particular building & site and the slave sales that occurred here.
Established in 1991 by the Vestry of St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church to develop and maintain a commemorative garden and preserve the legacy of the master craftsman.
Expert Guides; Luxury Bus with AC: In Charleston, hospitality is our custom & history is our culture. Our tours create moments that become the memories that will last forever.
Charleston’s postal history. The Post Office Building circa 1896 at Meeting & Broad is the oldest continuously operated post office in the Carolinas.
Tour the interiors of privately owned homes & gardens. Trained docents explain each home's important architectural, historical & cultural contribution to our city's past.
Mother church of Lutherans in SC. Founded by German immigrants in 1734. Originally built in 1759 and replaced in 1817. Handicapped accessible on Sunday, weekdays by request.
Founded Easter Day, 1865 WEEKLY SERVICE: Sunday Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
Oldest Catholic Parish in the southeastern United States. Established in 1789. Sunday Mass - 9am | Weekday Masses are 8am Mon-Th.
Not having fun is not an option! Experience the best way to get out and enjoy the waters of the Lowcountry on Charleston’s only pedal pub party boat!
Come and explore Morris Island and go shelling with our naturalist. Learn while exploring Charleston’s Harbor marine life. 45 ft. Catamaran, USCG-certified for 49 people.
Perfect 2 hour tour for girlfriends and bachelorettes. Cruise King Street's local boutiques and enjoy wine and exclusive discounts of 10-20%. All drinks included, $45/ticket.
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.
Located in the historic Fireproof Building, the SCHS Museum showcases more than 350 years of the state's history through the artifacts and records of those who experienced it.
Spirit of South Carolina is a 140-foot, traditional sailing vessel called a schooner, a type of sailing vessel of archetypal American design dating to approximately the 1800s.
Open to visitors M-Th 10-4. “An architectural gem in the heart of historic Ansonborough”, built in 1842. Current congregation was founded in 1878 and conducted worship in German until 1910. In 1913 the Art Memorial Stained Glass Windows were dedicated.
Founded in 1840. Open for tours from 11am - 3pm every weekday with a trained docent. Services - Sunday 8:30am and 11am.
Oldest church built in the city. Built in 1761. George Washington worshipped here during his tour of the South in 1791. Different services all week.
Estab. in 1670. Mother Church of the Province and known as the lighthouse. Famous historical figures buried here. Services Su 8:15am 9:15am 10:30am | Morning Prayer: Wed. 8am
One of oldest two Episcopal / Anglican Cathedrals in US. Su 7:45am-Holy Eucharist 9:15am-Contemporary Eucharist 11am-Choral Eucharist | M-F 8:30am-Morning Prayer
Paved the way for the founding of the College of Charleston in 1770. Providing core collection of artifacts for the founding of the Charleston Museum.
Museum portrays the history of the school from 1842 to present with photographs, uniforms and archival documents. Dress Parade at 3:45pm every Friday during the academic year.
Founded in 1770, the first municipal college in America was built in 1724. Present main building designed by eminent Philadelphia architect William Strickland, built 1828.
Market Hall was built in 1841. Since 1898, the Daughters of the Confederacy has operated the Confederate Museum, which contains flags, uniforms, swords and other memorabilia.
Current church built in 1844-45. French Huguenots, starting in 1687, fleeing France to avoid religious persecution, were worshipping in a church on this site. Sunday- 10:30am
“America’s First Theatre,” home to Spoleto Festival USA and Moja Arts Festival. Charleston Stage the theatre company in residence presents a full season of plays each year.
Formerly Bethel Methodist Church. Dedicated in 1798 to accommodate the expanding congregation of the Blue Meeting House. Present church built in 1852. Open to public.
Oldest public building in the Carolinas. Replaced by a newer magazine in 1748, it served effectively until the American Revolution. Now open as a National Historic Landmark.
Oldest building of this faith in historic section of Charleston. Built in 1809. Services- Sun. 10am 11:15am
Founded in 1772. Services- Sanctuary 11am | Forums- begin at 10am, Gage Hall. Tours available mid September - mid June, Saturday 10am-1pm and 2nd Sunday of each month 12-3pm.
History, mystery and wonder. Local family operated history/ghost/private walking tours for 20 years. Headquarters located at Buxton Books on corner of Concord and Cumberland.