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Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour provided by Lowcountry Walking Tours

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Overview
Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this walking tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages. Your guide knows the quickest routes around the city to show you multiple highlights in just a few hours. Plus, some of the passageways are so hidden, you’d never see them without someone to show you the way.   
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You'll start at
122 E Bay St
122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USAPlease meet your tour guide on the North side of the Old Exchange Building where the benches are.
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    Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Rainbow Row
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Heyward-Washington House
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Philadelphia Alley
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    St. Philip's Church
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll end at
122 E Bay St
122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USAPlease meet your tour guide on the North side of the Old Exchange Building where the benches are.
See address & details
Highlights
  • Book now to guarantee your spot on this tour
  • See hidden passages and alleyways you wouldn’t be able to find on your own
  • Learn history about Charleston during the Civil and Revolutionary Wars 
  • Convenient, easy-to-find meeting place for a stress-free experience
What to Expect
Your tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages starts at the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, which was built in 1771. Meet your guide, and set out on your journey through the city. As you go, listen to fun facts about Charleston’s past and present. See Rainbow Row, one of the longest clusters of Georgian row houses in the United States and the Heyward-Washington House. Stroll along one of the city’s oldest streets and discover the historic St. Philip's Episcopal Church Your guide also tells you about Charleston during the colonial period, the American Civil War, and the Revolutionary War. Your tour ends near the starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rbard48 wrote a review 13 Jul
Sarasota, Florida25 contributions6 helpful votes
Very historical tour. Our guide,Jim, was very knowledgeable and made this tour very enjoyable despite the heat. This tour would be more geared for adults because of the history discussed. There were some young people in our group and they appeared pretty bored. I would highly
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Ariel S. wrote a review 8 Jul
West Palm Beach, Florida17 contributions
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We had a fantastic time learning about the history of Charleston with our tour guide, Jim. Even though we had a rainy day, he still kept the tour interesting and fun (he even provided some umbrellas:)) The passageways and streets we explored were absolutely beautiful! Thanks Jim
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Lowcountry, Manager at Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
It is so wonderful to learn that you had such a great time on your tour and that the rain did not dampen (pun intended) your spirits. I am sure Jim will be delighted with this positive feedback, thank you so much for sharing it. We look forward to having you again soon!
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Jennifer P wrote a review Jun 2020
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Our tour guide Evans was a knowledgeable and fun tour guide. He is multigenerational Charleston (I believe he said 8th) and was engaging with the entire group. The tour was interesting and we would like to do it again when some of the buildings are re-opened. Thank you Evans.
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Worth wrote a review Mar 2020
Texas107 contributions23 helpful votes
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We took a tour with Captain Bob today. He was super knowledgeable and engaged. Bob took us to places we’ve never stumbled on in Charleston. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
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Jackiesjive wrote a review Mar 2020
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The tour was very enjoyable. My only disappointment was rhere were very few alleys and passages. Most were on main streets. There were a few alleys and passages included. Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable and it was a good tour
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Excellent Tour
Low Country Walking Tours does a great job. This was our second time. We took the downtown tour on a Saturday. Th
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verona64
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A Great Experience
I took the Alleys and Hidden Passages walking tour last month in Charleston..Jim our tour guide did a great job tel
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dianebiery
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Knowledgable and personable Guide
Evans was the perfect guide for our Charleston Walking Tour. A native Charlestonian with extensive knowledge of loc
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I5605GDdaveb
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Evans Byrd, tour guide, was outstanding
My husband and I were very impressed where we were taken but more importantly the stories very amazing. Evans Byrd
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mammabear2020
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A must do!
Evans was an amazing tour guide - quite knowledgeable on many different aspects of Charleston. In addition, he was
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Wesley J
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A wonderful excursion with Captain Bob
Our family lucked into a private tour, compliments of three no-shows. Our guide, who goes by the nom de guerre Cap
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Suninobx
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Fantastic educational experience
Jim Gresham was outstanding. His knowledge of Charleston history from the founding through the Revolutionary War th
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KevinB387
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Prince Evans of Charleston
MY wife and I did the 2 hour walking tour of alleys and backstreets with Evans of Lowcountry Tours and just could n
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kdup1528
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History teacher on a beautiful walk.
We had the pleasure of walking through many beautiful sights of Charleston with Mr. Stanton, a former history teach
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markcR4209NV
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A Fun Afternoon of History
Steve Bailey presented a TON of history about his hometown of Charleston in breezy, fun, engaging manner. He made
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O9329RQnancyb
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Walking tour of Charleston
Even on a rainy January morning, we were glad not to miss this experience. With only one day to spend in Charleston
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Roving19385524510
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Awesome last minute decision!
Really enjoy the depth and breadth of detail provided on this tour. Our guide (Jim) tackled all the main spots in C
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five-eleven
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Fun, informative, highly recommend!
We highly recommend this tour, fun and informative! Our tour guide, Captain Bob, helped us learn more about this hi
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robertagJ9575AP
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Charleston’s most beautiful walk
My husband and I totally loved our walking tour of Charleston. Evans was an incredible tour guide with a plethora
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F3173LNheatherr
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Great walking tour
Jim was a great tour guide and very informative. We learned a lot of a city we love and visit often.
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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