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Seven Eras of Slavery History & Museum Tour provided by Holy City History Tours

Seven Eras of Slavery History & Museum Tour

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The Free People of Color History Tour uncovers Charleston's east-side neighborhood, a 300-year-old African-American community. Discover how free people of color witted and gritted their way out of slavery, and learn about the trials and tribulations that still exist in this community today.
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30-1/2 Blake St
30-1/2 Blake St, Charleston, SC 29403, USAWe will meet in front of the Philip Simmons House at 30-1/2 Blake Street.
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    Philip Simmons Museum Home and Workshop
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    We will start our exploration of Charleston's 300 year old African community at the Philip Simmons Museum where one of the greatest African American artist of the 20th century created a lifetime of beauty. Led by the museum docents, we will witness the humble life of a great artisan.
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    Pass by Aiken-Rhett House
    Pass by Mother Emanuel AME Church
You'll end at
Mother Emanuel AME Church
110 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401, USAThe tour concludes outside of the Mother Emanuel AME Church at 110 Calhoun Street.
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Departure Point
30-1/2 Blake St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Return Details
Mother Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
  • Entry/Admission - Philip Simmons Museum Home and Workshop
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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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Shiraz A wrote a review Mar 2020
Geneva, Switzerland5 contributions
A brilliant, fascinating, hard-hitting tour into the heart of darkness of America where beauty canco- exist with slavery and the spirit of a people taken from Africa can be muzzled but not silenced. Larry is very knowledgable and is natural storyteller. He brings the dignity
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Date of experience: February 2020
Barbara B wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a true history lesson that covered topics outside of Charleston but linked to its history. Stories of potential despair presented by my guide Larry with a sense of optimism that was really uplifting. The Phillip Simmons house and workshop were completely amazing. The
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Holy City History Tours
Charleston History
Appreciated the small group atmosphere. Was looking for more Charleston Supernatural History. Graveyards were tempo
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Sherrie H
Wonderful Specialized Tour
Larry was an excellent enthusiastic, entertaining and informative guide on this tour around the Harleston Village a
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Strong Women Like To Hear About Strong Women - And so do Men!
My family group of 5 had a great time on this walking tour of historical spots where women shaped our country and o
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Justin B
By Far the Best Tour I’ve Had
I live in Charleston so I’ve been on a few of these but nothing comes close to the experience Larry provides. My co
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Fantastic Tour
It was a blazing hot day, but Larry's energy could not be squelched! We walked around Charleston for 2 hours and h
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Evan M
Amazing Tour
Wonderful stories about "lesser known" women of Charleston. It was HOT summer day and Larry really looked out for
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Larry the tour guide
Larry was a great tour guide with a great knowledge about Charleston, SC. He was able to tell us a lot about the wo
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Strong Women of the South
Don’t miss this tour! Larry is an engaging story teller. We are still talking about the historical events unearthed
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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