History of Charleston 
Walking Tours
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Charleston History Tours
  • Our 2 hour walking tour strolls through the old walled historic district. 
  • We'll discuss the history of the Holy City from the founding in 1670 to today.
  • Topics include: The Civil War, Revolutionary War, Slavery, Architecture, Economics, Archaeology and more.
  • You'll end your tour in a courtyard on Church Street.
  • The start location changes depending on the tour time.

We offer:

 10am Walking Tour
*meets at The US Custom House 
200 East Bay Street

1pm Walking Tour
*meets at Washington Square Park 
behind 80 Broad Street

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More details below...
Tour Information:

Duration: 2 hours
Capacity: 20 People 

Cost(excludes $1 fee)
  • $20 - adults
  • $10 - children (ages 7-12)
  • Kids 6 and under are free

Meeting Places
**Varies for Each Tour**

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This tour will take you through the old walled, historic district. Discuss the city, buildings, and architecture from the founding to today.  You will see all the major sites: Rainbow Row, The Exchange, High Battery, the Harbor, etc.  End your tour in a garden on Church Street

Walk with a local Charlestonian.  The Middleton Sisters, Anne and Martha, have extensive knowledge of the city and its role in early American history.  Deeply rooted in Charleston, their ancestors were on the first boat that arrived in 1670 (the Carolina.)  They also trace 9 generations to Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  The local perspective is invaluable.  You will have a great sense of the city's life, economy, and personality by the end of the walk. Other guides with this company are all locals, and mostly extended family.

The end of the tour is in the courtyard at 86 Church.  The garden itself was visited by Prince Charles in February of 1990. Hurricane Hugo had plowed through the city just 3 months before in September of 1989.  Philip Middleton (Anne and Martha's father) had diligently worked to bring in Welsh slate and a trained roofers for the extensive work that was needed in the city.  The authenticity and reputation of Welsh slate roofing merited the effort to bring back some history when so much of it was lost.  Prince Charles, The Prince of Whales, came into the courtyard accompanied by his cousin, the King of Greece. His passion for preservation 

Come enjoy a memorable and meaningful walk through our old port city.