Since much of Charleston’s fascinating history happened before the invention of the automobile, why not experience the city in the way of its early inhabitants – on foot? Charleston was built for pedestrians, and the city’s quaint cobblestone streets are so much fun to stroll down, especially with an experienced guide who will help you understand the rich history surrounding everything you’re seeing. Whether you’re interested in historical stories, the best food and drink, the arts scene, or just love a good ghost story and a fun time, Charleston walking tours may just suit your fancy!
HISTORICAL CHARLESTON CITY TOURS
If you’re coming for the history, then you’ll want to choose a tour with a very experienced guide. A very popular option is the Charleston “Old Walled City Walking Tours,” led by 7th-generation Charleston native Al Ray. It departs Monday through Saturday at 10 am from the Historic Charleston Foundation gift shop on Meeting Street, and on Sundays at 1:30 pm. These Charleston city tours tend to sell out, so be sure to call in advance for reservations! They also offer other tours by appointment, including the Home and Garden Tour and the Slavery and Freedom Tour. Call to find out more!
Old Walled City Walking Tours: (843) 343-4851 www.walledcitytours.com
FOOD AND DRINK
If, you’re after a delicious culinary experience rather than a deep dive into history, then check out “Charleston Culinary Tours.” Not only will you learn about the Lowcountry’s unique cuisine and delicacies, but you’ll get to taste and experience some of the best flavors available from local restaurants. This company offers four Charleston walking tours: the Culinary Tour, the Chef’s Kitchen Tour, the Farmers’ Market Tour, and the Mixology Tour. These delicious tours also sell out fast, so please call ahead for reservations to save a spot.
Charleston Culinary Tours: (843) 259-2966 www.charlestonculinarytours.com
HOW ABOUT A GHOST STORY?
If you love spooky stories and ghostly tales, consider one of Charleston’s exciting ghost tours. Due to its rich history involving Revolutionary and Civil War battles, pirates, and slavery, Charleston is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in America. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you’ll tingle with excitement when you walk down dark alleys and hear the scary stories that really happened right here in Charleston. One popular company is “Ghost City Tours,” which offers an all-ages Ghosts of Liberty Tour at 6 and 8 pm nightly. Give them a call and reserve your Charleston city tours today!
Ghost City Tours: (888) 859-5375 www.ghostcitytours.com
MAKE THE MOST TO YOUR CHARLESTON ADVENTURE
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