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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

108 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2216
+1 843-478-4718
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Great tour

Michael is a great tour guide, he is energetic and knowledgable It was nice to get the inside scoop... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KathiMB B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Informative and entertaining

Two business colleagues and I took Michael's 2 hour tour at the end of a business retreat. Michael... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Enchanting historic Charleston comes alive on entertaining and informative walking tours with 7th-generation Charleston native Michael Trouche. Discover stunning architecture, glorious gardens, Civil and Revolutionary War sites, cobblestone streets, wrought iron gates, legendary graveyards, and the local flavor of the fabled “Holy City” that no one knows better than Michael, who grew up in the famous "South of Broad" area, and has written two popular books on Charleston, where his family has lived for more than 215 years. Michael won numerous prestigious awards as host of the acclaimed "Carolina Camera" television program for 20 years on the local Charleston CBS affiliate, and has charmed tour guests for 10 years with his unparalleled knowledge of South Carolina's history, culture, plants and animals, as well as colorful insights, locations and anecdotes that only a lifelong Charleston native would truly know.
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108 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2216
+1 843-478-4718

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Michael is a great tour guide, he is energetic and knowledgable It was nice to get the inside scoop regarding Charleston and it;s history. We really enjoyed the beautiful Architecture of the city.

Thank KathiMB B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Two business colleagues and I took Michael's 2 hour tour at the end of a business retreat. Michael offered everything we were looking for: Charleston history, insight (as only a 7th generation resident can provide), entertainment and reasonably-paced exercise. I highly recommend this tour. $20...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great tour. Michael was the best, he has a great personality and added so much to the tour since he is a native Charlestonian. Do not miss this tour.

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My mom, aunt and I traveled to Charleston in August for a fun girls weekend. I researched many tours and we decided to go with Michael. Boy are we glad we did! He is a seventh generation Charlestonian and really knows his history. Michael was...More

Thank Molly B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Michael Trouche is one-of-a-kind: Charleston's walking resident historian, quick witted, attentive to his audience, and with a voice that reaches all ears. His observations are ensightful and memorable. Two hours of total enjoyment.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Want the low down on old town Charleston? Then you want Michael Trouche's 2-hour walking tour! Michael grew up there, knew every street corner and just about everybody that passed by, and had the most interesting facts about the city that only an insider would...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed it. His knowledge is extensive and personal. From botanical plant names to incorrect dates on some of the plaques, this guy is sharp and doesn't miss a beat. His stories of growing up in the area are fantastic. Funny and fun. Great way...More

Thank BehOui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michael led us on a two-hour tour of old Charleston and entertained us for the whole time with his deep background knowledge and illustrative stories - some of them from the big picture book of history and some from his own personal life experiences. Michael...More

Thank LakesiderToronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, friend and i took Michael Trouche's 2 hour walking tour of Charleston. It was well worth it. He was entertaining from the moment the tour began. We learned about history, architecture, plants and more. He even peppered in a few personal stories. None...More

1  Thank camartin2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TripAdvisor showed this tour as #1 on the list of TTD in Charleston, and we couldn't agree more. Our tour guide, Michael, is a 7th generation Charlestonian who crammed so much into our 2-hour walk. Our walk took us thru neighborhoods and historic sections not...More

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19 April 2017|
Response from Sharon C | Reviewed this property |
Parking is expensive in Charleston but there is a lot a few blocks away for about $20 a day.
7 April 2017|
Response from Michaelkasperski | Reviewed this property |
Give him a call