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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

108 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2216
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Educational!

Michael educated us in some of Charelston's vast history as well as entertained us for two hours... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David P
via mobile
Knowledgeable host, but lacks a story

Michael is very knowledgeable and clearly knows Charleston inside and out. He has personal stories... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Melissa H
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Dallas, Texas
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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Michael educated us in some of Charelston's vast history as well as entertained us for two hours. You cannot learn all aspects and history of Charelston in two hours. However my wife Darla and I highly recommend Michael. A great way to start our first...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Michael is very knowledgeable and clearly knows Charleston inside and out. He has personal stories along the way and seems to know almost everyone in town. Our hope for a walking tour was to learn the history of the city. How and why did it...More

3  Thank Melissa H
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chasfootprints, Owner at Charleston Footprints Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

The first sentence in this review is the most revealing...I am very knowledgeable and know Charleston inside out, which makes this tour very pleasurable to most who want to enjoy the many aspects of the the city. I told Melissa as I tell everyone at...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We loved this tour! Michael was SO thorough and patient. We got to see many things we would’ve never gotten to see on our own. This tour was very kid friendly and he was very interactive with the group as a whole. Michael never focused...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We found out about this tour on Trip Advisor and it is an excellent way to explore the city. 2 hours is just the right amount of time for a walking tour and I was shocked when I looked at my watch and saw that...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Michael is a renaissance man and this is reflected in his energetic and informative tour. During our two hour walk, Michael covered topics ranging from architecture, history, and city planning to botany and linguistics (where he had an opportunity to showcase his theatrical skills). One...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Michael was an amazing ambassador for his native Charleston! His animated narrative made the walking tour one of our highlights on our visit to this amazing city. Do not take another walking tour other than this one with Michael! You will be amazed at the...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Michael Trouche was a superb tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable, and there isn't a dull moment to his 2-hour walk. He manages to be highly informative, adds in nuggets from his own childhood and family life, throws in some light humor from time to...More

1  Thank Tania B
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

If you would like a very fun tour with a guide who is a real Charlestonian, then this is your tour. The guide is high energy and very knowledgeable about EVERYTHING Charleston. He memorized each person's name and included us in the tour. You will...More

1  Thank Tonya S
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This is the #1 best tour guide in Charleston. No corny jokes or schticks, just an engaging, supremely knowledgeable local with an amazing command of the facts about local history, architecture and language. Thank you Michael!

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Michael is an outstanding guide--informative, friendly, witty, and great fun. We enjoyed every moment of our walking tour and used it as a guide for the rest of our time in Charleston. We highly recommend Michael's tour as the first event of a visit to...More

1  Thank SMB2013
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Tawtay
7 March 2018|
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Response from chasfootprints | Property representative |
We begint the tour at The Shops of the Historic Charleston Foundation at 108 Meeting Street.
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Hoosiernana7
19 April 2017|
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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.
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