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Mansion in Charleston at 7 Meeting Street
High Battery on the Charleston Waterfront
Charleston City Market
Sword Gate
House at 20 South Battery Battery in Charleston
Pre-Revolutionary home in Charleston
Huguenot Church in Charleston
Beautiful, cast iron balcony on Meeting Street Home
Detail from wall at First Baptist Church
Iron gate In charleston
Sweetgrass Baskets
Charleston History Highlights Tour

This 2-hour Charleston walking tour introduces you to the major roles that Charleston played during the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods,  as well as antebellum life and the Civil War.  From  historical highlights to amusing anecdotes, you'll see and hear the history of Charleston from 1670 to day.

Catafish Row in Charleston
  • How did Commodore Sir Peter Parker lose his pants during the Battle of Sullivan's Island?

  • What was Charleston first called?  Spoiler Alert - it wasn't Charles Town.

  • Where is the first purpose-built theater in the colonies?

  • Why is a horse's rear-end prominently featured in the portrait of  George Washington that was commissioned by Charleston? 

  • Why is Charleston America's first melting pot?

  • Who fired the first shots of the Civil War?


We'll cover 349 years of Charleston history! You'll see the city's oldest buildings, historic churches, and the homes with history that impacted the entire country.

Sword Gate House in Charleston

This is NOT a costumed tour, but it is one of the best things to do in Charleston!

Mon - Sat at 10 am / Sun at 2 pm

Tour begins in front of the Bakehouse at 160 East Bay St.

Ticket Prices

Adults:  $28

Children 4-12:  $15

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