Charleston 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour with Guide

Cultural & Theme Tours in Charleston

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Take a 2-hour historical walking tour of Charleston with a guide, who introduces you to the culture, spirit, and heritage of the Holy City. You'll pass by mansions, gardens, churches, and other landmarks as you hear about periods in history like the Civil War and American Revolution. Select a morning or afternoon tour time when booking.
Your exploration into the heart of Charleston begins as you meet your guide, who tells you how Charleston was founded. Set off along beautiful side streets, passing by historical mansions, gardens, and churches.Learn about the colonial days of the city, hear about its progression of wealth and culture, and dive deep into Revolutionary history, discovering why Charleston is the Boston of the South as you learn facts like how the first decisive victory of the Revolutionary War was fought at Charleston's harbor. Next, move on to the birthplace of the Secession. More than a century later, historians are still trying to understand all the complex pieces of the Civil War. Not only will you visit where it began, but you'll learn about the events that led up to that moment in time. Hear about the aftermath, reconstruction, and present day, gaining insight into how it took more than 100 years for this city to come back to life.

What’s included

  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors