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The Original Charleston Walks

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Address: 45 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2004
Phone Number: +1 843-408-0010
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The Original Charleston WalksTM feature's the city's most diverse selection...

The Original Charleston WalksTM feature's the city's most diverse selection of thematic walking tours. Our walking tours last approximately two hours and the distance covered is usually less than one mile at an easy stop-and-go pace. We offer the greatest variety of routes, historical themes, utter historical accuracy, and the most outstanding guides in Charleston. Our staff of friendly, professional tour guides account for more years of total experience than any other walking tour company in the city. Indeed, to tour with The Original Charleston WalksTM is to experience Charleston with the best in the business - guaranteed!

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Sorry...Charleston Strolls Does a Better Job

This was our third walking tour of Charleston...the first with Charleston Walks. We chose the Historical Tour of the city. Andrea, our guide and also a Realtor, was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2014
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Scottsdale, AZ

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Scottsdale, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

This was our third walking tour of Charleston...the first with Charleston Walks. We chose the Historical Tour of the city. Andrea, our guide and also a Realtor, was very interested in pointing our the homes on our route. While the homes were fine, we thought we would get more on the history of the city, not just the homes. The... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

My husband and I like to go on these walks when we visit a new city to learn more about them. This one was great! The guide was excellent and knew the place like the back of his hand, he drew us in with his stories and left us spellbound. Charleston is wonderful and its history is truly fascinating. Go... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

I did the Ghost & Cemetery walk, ( bulldog tours) it was interesting, we were told a few good of the graveyard history, It was something I can say I did once, would recommend to do it, but don't think I would do it more than once!

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TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

We booked a Civil War tour and when we arrived to meet our guide, Andrea, we were thrilled to discover - we were the only people on the tour -- another group had cancelled! Some tour companies would have rescheduled our small group but not The Original Charleston Walks! Andrea was amazing. She was SOOOO knowledgeable and friendly. She was... More 

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Sylvan Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

Andrea, our guide, was a native Charlestonian. Very knowledgeable and gracious. We did the homes tour, and she did a great job of teaching all about Charleston. I love architecture, and my husband likes a good story, and she made us both very happy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

Our group was way too large for a walking tour in dowtown Charleston... in fact, the group of 28-30 had to be split between the owner and Mike... which made it less personal and seemed more of a square filler. For $18 per person on a walking tour you would expect to have more personal attention... maybe a group limited... More 

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Modesto, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

Probably the best 2 hour walking tour of Charleston around. Denny is a wealth of nonstop information that gives you the history and the beauty of this historic city in an interesting and colorful easy delivery. From back yards, side areas we ended at the charming and historic Edmondston-Alston House on the bay with a view of Ft. Sumpter. Would... More 

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San Jose California USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Our foursome had a one day excursion to Charleston in April, so we booked the 3-home tour with Original Charleston Walks. We had a very fun and personalized tour with Andrea, visiting the Thomas Elfe House, the Nathaniel Russell House and finally the Edmonston-Alston House. Andrea did a superb job of interweaving the City's history with local anecdotes. She is... More 

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indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2009

We decided to do many tours with this company and boy were we pleased!! My husband and I were the only ones on the tour! We got 3 personal tours around Charleston!! What made it even better is that the tour guides are local and know their stuff and they know not to cover what other tours may.... they keep... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2009

On a mid-April trip to the Carolina low-country we spent 3 wonderful days in Charleston, SC. While there we took two walking tours with Old Charleston Walking Tours (also known as The Original Charleston Walks), The Civil War and Slavery Tour and the History and Homes Tour. Both were fun and informative and over far too soon. We were lucky... More 

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