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“Historic Charleston Alive”

Charleston Footprints Walking Tours
Ranked #2 of 238 Tours in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Michael's tour was alive with personal and historical anecdotes and arcane facts about life in Charleston that would not be found in the standard guides that include walking tours. Michael is the consummate performer making the tour as fun as it was informative.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took this walking tour on a beautiful morning in mid February. Michael was easy to schedule with and the starting and finishing point was right across the street from our hotel, the Mills House. He was extremely informative, very personable (remembered everyone's names) and humorous at times. Other reviews had mentioned that it was fast paced but we thought that his pace was perfect for everyone in our group. Plenty of stops to discuss history, local lore and share some of his personal stories as he has lived in Charleston most of his life. Highly recommend talking Michael's tour!!! Top notch!

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Michael took us around downtown Charleston on a 2+ hour history lesson. Funny guy and knows his history. Take the tour.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The reviews are accurate! Michael was one of the best I've ever seen. Incredibly talented and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This is by far the BEST tour I have ever gone on. Michael is fantastic and knows his history of the city and anything else Charleston. We plan to bring our 13 & 16 olds back in March to experience this tour. You won’t be disappointed. Also, there are NO restrooms along the way but there was a restroom where we met prior to the tour.

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