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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

108 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2216
+1 843-478-4718
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We really enjoyed our walking tour with Michael. Even though we had visited Charleston before, he... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Drum Point, MD
Welcome to Charleston - from an insider's viewpoint

Michael Trouche grew up in Charleson - and it shows. His viewpoint is that of a lifelong resident... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our walking tour with Michael. Even though we had visited Charleston before, he gave us new insight into Charleston. I guess that comes from being a 7th generation Charlestonian. What made this tour stand out? Not only was Michael knowledgeable , a...More

Thank DrumPoint
Reviewed 6 days ago

Michael Trouche grew up in Charleson - and it shows. His viewpoint is that of a lifelong resident and a recipient of multi-generational Charleston family stories, those of his own family as well as his neighbors'. We appreciated his prompt confirmation of our reservation the...More

Thank terric118
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Charleston several times and taken different tours. This tour with Michael was by far the best! I learned things and saw things I had not heard or seen before on other tours. Make sure you add Michael's tour to your agenda when...More

Thank PeggyJean207
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are in our early 20s. He loves history and knows a lot about it - me, not so much. But we were both deeply interested and absolutely loved Michael’s walking tour. We walked about 3 miles, but it was not rigorous...More

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have found taking a walking tour in an unfamiliar city is a great way to develop a general sense of our surroundings. As with any service some experiences are better than others. I'm pleased to say Michael's tour is excellent! Not...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget the boring slogs through history, Michael is an entertainer that brings Charleston to life. Can't recommend this walking tour enough.

Thank Evan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michael’s tour was everything we were hoping it would be. Informative and interesting with a bit of humour thrown into the mix. The walk was not difficult and the two hours passed quickly. Would definitely recommend this tour and suggest you do it as soon...More

Thank DiR46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michael's tour was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Charleston, and was definitely one of the better tours we've ever taken. I highly recommend doing the Charleston Footprints Walking Tour- in fact, we've already been telling our friends about it!

Thank suzybleue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michael is a multi-generational Charlestonian. His love of the city showed thru all 2 hours of the tour. He was a wealth of knowledge and history mixed in with his own families experiences. He knew details and dates, incidents and reasons. I would recommend Michael...More

Thank scottscpa
Reviewed 1 week ago

In two hours plus, walking through Charleston neighborhoods at a leisurely pace, Michael demonstrated his eclectic knowledge of the city’s architecture, history, culture, geography, as well as its flora and fauna, in a well-polished presentation. Speaking relatively quickly, but distinctly, he mixed pertinent information with...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