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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

108 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2216
+1 843-478-4718
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Very Educational

The tour was not only extremely informative and entertaining, it was very well done. Starting at a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
9kidsus
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Walking Tour Rocked

Did the group tour with Micheal today ... super impressive with his knowledge, humor, historical... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim C
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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 more than 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 know. Group walking tours are 2 hours long, and begin at 108 Meeting Street.
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108 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2216
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was not only extremely informative and entertaining, it was very well done. Starting at a little shop permits a last minute purchase of a cold bottle of water. Michael is attentive to finding shade a long the way. Being a previous actor enables...More

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and I'm sorry if I did anything that offended you while booking the tour. I want to make everyone feel welcome and receive my personal attention at all times, and have a pleasant experience while here in Charleston. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the group tour with Micheal today ... super impressive with his knowledge, humor, historical facts, and even the personal touch that he knew and called everyone by their first name throughout the tour! He is a thespian and that simply added warmth, color, and...More

1  Thank Tim C
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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Tim for joining me and for taking the time to write a review, and I hope that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit to Charleston. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I researched which walking tour to attend before traveling to Charleston and I picked correctly. Michael is a 7th generation Charlestonian and added his own personal touch to the tour. He does an amazing job to remember everyone's name and answer questions. His insight of...More

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review. I do try to incorporate as many aspects of Charleston in the tour, whether history, architecture, plants and trees, legends and cultural activities. So I am pleased that you enjoyed it. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to the Charleston area numerous times to visit our son and daughter-in-law, but never took an "official" guided tour. This was perfect for us! Michael provided great stories and information that made the history of this wonderful city come alive. He did an...More

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining me on the tour, and I hope everyone feels welcome and comfortable while visiting Charleston. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great walking tour. Michael knows Charleston. Very informative and he gets to know his guests and remembers where they are from even after a brief introduction. The tour takes 2 hours and you hear and see a lot about this beautiful city....More

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, and I enjoyed having you on the tour. I hope that you both enjoyed your visit to Charleston. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative, knowledge and enjoyable. Michael had 19 folks in our group and he remembered everyone's name! A must do when in Charleston.

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining me. I appreciate your business and I hope that you enjoyed your visit. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and informative walking tour of Charleston. Michael is extremely knowledgeable. Had a wonderful morning walking the streets with him and learning about the history of this incredible city! Highly recommend.

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Marci for the kind review, and thanks again for joining me, and I hope that you and Adam enjoyed your visit to the Holy City. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michael was an excellent tour guide. It was a sweltering day and he knew all the shady places to stop while teaching us about the area. He invited questions and had interesting, informed answers to all. Amazingly, he remembered all our names throughout the 2...More

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Julie for adding a review, I appreciate your business and your interest in our city on such a hot day. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing compares to a tour led by a local from the area. Michael is a perfect combination of wit, insight and exhibits a love for his city that is contagious! He even showed us the home of his grandmother’s birth. A great introduction to this...More

Thank Francesca M
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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Francesca, I appreciate your joining me on the tour, and I hope that you had a pleasant stay here in Charleston. Michael Trouche

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Michael was energetic and knowledgeable. He answered all questions from the group. He also remembered all participants' names from the beginning of the tour- pretty amazing. Highly recommended!

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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and for joining me on the tour. I hope that you enjoyed your visit to Charleston. Michael Trouche

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joannebents
24 June 2018|
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Response from chasfootprints | Property representative |
I'm very sorry, but considering steps without ramps and difficult, tight cobblestone alleys, a wheelchair is not suitable for this tour. I would recommend, especially in this heat and humidity, the for someone in a... More
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Kristen C
16 June 2018|
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Actually, a stroller can be a burden, as we go through some areas where it will have to be carried up and down steps and over some very bumpy cobblestones. I have found the a carrying harness such as the Baby Bjorn works far... More
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29 April 2018|
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Thank you for the tour inquiry. The best way to sign up is on the Charleston Footprints website where there is a booking page that includes a calendar of available days and times. Michael Trouche
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