Welcome to Cumberland


Cumberland today has expanded into the outdoor recreation trade to guide visitors into the region's rivers, forests and mountains. The heart of the outdoor scene is Canal Pl, where two long-distance hike-and-bike paths meet: the C&O Canal towpath and the Great Allegheny Passage. Their junction point is just a few steps from the depot for the popular scenic railroad. Canal Pl is also just a short stroll from the pedestrian-friendly streets of downtown.


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$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

'The Ghosts of Charleston' Guided Tour from Buxton Books

Your tour begins in downtown Charleston at the corner of Cumberland and Concord, where you'll join with local storytellers for the 1.5-hour walking tour through Charleston's grisly past. Along with expansive harbor views, you'll visit several haunted sites that are scattered across downtown, and enter the Unitarian Church Graveyard site that's filled with tombstones and ghouls. As your entertaining local guide recounts the tales of Charleston citizens who ended up here in this graveyard, be sure to keep an eye out for anything paranormal or spiritual, as many different sightings have occurred right here amidst the graves, and you never know what spirits might be lurking out in the moonlight!

$28 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

Arrive at the Tour Charleston Headquarters, located at the corner of Concord and Cumberland, at 9:45am. Meet your professional guide and then begin your 2-hour walking tour by going into the heart of old Charleston."IF THESE STREETS COULD TALK..." and now they will. Author, historian, educator and licensed tour guide, Damon Fordham combines his powerful blend of artful storytelling with solid historical and personal perspective. Visit sites starting with the Charleston City Market, then on to Jehu Jones Hotel, Catfish Row (of Porgy and Bess fame), the Heyward Washington House, the Federal Courthouse, the Old Slave Mart and others.  See and hear about lesser known places where heroes and heroines made history...but missed the history books. Walk the path from slavery through Reconstruction to civil rights. End by walking along the beautiful Charleston Harbor through Waterfront Park. Discover the forgotten stories of black Charleston on this captivating walking tour.

$28 Cultural & Theme Tours

A Short History of Charleston Walking Tour

Meet your professional guide at the Tour Charleston Headquarters, located at the corner of Concord and Cumberland. Walk down the streets of Charleston and begin your 2-hour walking tour. Soak in the atmosphere of this delightful city while you make your way to the High Battery Seawall. Breathe in the salty air and feel the ocean breeze as you walk along. Then, visit the Charleston Harbor and Mansions along East Battery. Marvel at the bright colors and charming buildings on Rainbow Row. Admire the architecture of the French Quarter Churches and Theaters, as well as St. Michael's Church. End your tour as you go by South of Broad, walking between beautiful homes and the sea. Hear the highlights of history and learn the story of Charleston on this engaging walking tour.

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