Our 2.5-hour Sunday walkabout departs from 108 Meeting Street, the Historic Charleston Foundation Gift Shop. As a group, your professional guide will lead you in a tour of Charleston's old walled city. At 3:00 p.m., you will enter the garden at the Heyward Washington House. This historic home was built in 1772 and was the home of Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. This was also the place where the nation's first President, George Washington, stayed during his 1791 visit to the city.
This Sunday afternoon Charleston Walkabout tour is a public tour designed to enrich your visit to America's most historic city. As you tour the city, your guide will weave a story of disaster and redemption, patriots and pirates, the Civil War and the American Revolution. As the story of Charleston’s fascinating history unfolds, you will tour neighborhoods full of architectural treasures both grand and ancient. You will traverse ancient alleyways and peek into lovely old gardens. This public tour meanders through Charleston's Old Walled City from the French Quarter and South of Broad to the Battery and White Point Gardens. You will visit the gardens and outbuildings of the Heyward Washington House. This home features magnificent Charleston-made features and a formal 18th century garden. Later, in 1791, Heyward leased the house to President George Washington during his Southern Tour. As an option, guests may tour the house as well. This walking tour ends at the waterfront and is restricted to 15 guests per tour.