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The History of Charleston Walking Tour

200 E Bay St, Steps of the US Custom House, Charleston, SC 29401-2611
+1 843-224-3962
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Charleston's history flourishes with Anne

Our tour was very informative and Anne did her best to carry on through our torrential downpour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
McLean, Virginia
Very Glad We Took This Walking Tour with Anne - Even After the Carriage Tour

We already had taken a very good carriage tour, and we were questioning whether a walking tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Quincy, MA
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Join a 13th generation Middleton, for a personalized local perspective. End the tour in a private garden with refreshments. Walk with a local who grew up romping the streets of the downtown peninsula. The history of the city will come alive through the bricks and mortar still standing.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
200 E Bay St, Steps of the US Custom House, Charleston, SC 29401-2611
+1 843-224-3962

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour was very informative and Anne did her best to carry on through our torrential downpour. Anne's manner is friendly and yet professional. I particularly enjoyed hearing stories of Anne's experiences as a child in Charleston and she was able to relate in vivid...More

Thank UVAMom3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We already had taken a very good carriage tour, and we were questioning whether a walking tour would be worthwhile, and this one certainly was! You get into the little back alleys with the personal history perspective of a 13th generation Charleston native. We were...More

Thank JeffQuincy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful tour with Anne. She gave us stories of her childhood in the city that added modern day reality to the deep history of the region. The time flew by as we wound our way through the alleys and streets of Charleston.

Thank Meg T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the personal touches of the tour. It was the perfect blend of both historical and first hand account information. The customer service was exceptional! When I had questions, they were responded to promptly. I highly recommend this tour to anyone!

Thank Christina P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk thru Charleston's streets was fantastic. Anne provided the type of information that only someone who has lived in the town her whole life could provide. It was informative and her personality made this tour extremely enjoyable.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel recommended this walking tour that ended up lasting about 2 1/2 hours. Our tour guide was Martha who was wonderful. She fielded all questions with enthusiasm. She provided a great deal of info but did not over whelm you with facts. Her understanding...More

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my parents (who are history buffs) on this walking tour and they absolutely loved it! So informative and wonderful. Martha was fantastic. A must-do for any tourist in Charleston!

Thank Maursbar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the recommendation of our hotel, we took this tour. Martha, one of the two sisters, was our guide for the morning. Martha is a 13th generation Charlestonian, and she knows this town. In addition, she is an archaeologist and has been a part of...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our tour with Martha and we knew right away it would be a good tour. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the origins and structures around Charleston, as well as the way the city has evolved, and how it is being preserved. These sisters...More

Thank Chrysta D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy walking tours, and I enjoy them most when they are really jam packed with history and information. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable, and had a good sense of humor. And the spots were very nice. But I was left feeling like the...More

Thank shkryger1
Anne H, Owner at The History of Charleston Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So sorry you felt underwhelmed by your experience. Typically I find most people's heads are swimming with an overload of information by the end of our tours. Hope you enjoyed our beautiful city all the same, Anne

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
May I bring my dog on a leash?
12 August 2016|
Response from Anne H | Property representative |
I am certainly a dog lover, and I don't mind. However, people on tour may be a little nervous around dogs. Please be sure to have the dog on a leash, bring water, and try to be curtious of others. Thanks, Anne
Do you give tours in January, February and March. We're going to winter in S.C. In 2017.
8 August 2016|
Response from Anne H | Property representative |
Yes, all year round. December and January can be slow around the holidays. We'd love to see you then! Anne
How long is the tour and how different is it from the Two Sister's Tour?
26 April 2016|
Response from Anne H | Property representative |
Hello, Our tour is 2 hours through the oldest part of the city. We are fortunate enough to still have our Family home which sits in the old wall city. You are able to see the city through a local's perspective, and... More