Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Our two hour Highlights of Charleston walking tour guides guests through the historic French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods of downtown Charleston. Along the way, your guide will describe the long history, unique culture, architecture, and geography of Charleston and the greater lowcountry area, painting a detailed picture of how Charleston's tumultuous past formed the city now beloved by travelers the world over. You'll view some of the city's oldest houses of worship, burial sites, theaters, the forts of Charleston harbor, and the antebellum mansions that look out across the waters of the Cooper and Ashley rivers, among many other historic and picturesque sites. Our guides also offer their expert advice on other activities, restaurants, and bars for guests to explore once they've finished their tour.


  • Tour Guide

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Philip's Church, 142 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2898

View the historic church of the longest-meeting congregation in Charleston.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: French Huguenot Church, 136 Church St At the corner of Church and Queen sts., Charleston, SC 29401-2802

View the only church of its denomination in North America

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pink House Gallery, 17 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3006

View the oldest private residence in Charleston

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Slave Mart Museum, 6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005

View the only museum dedicated to the history of the enslaved in Charleston

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, 122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2103

View the pre-Revolutionary heart of economic Charleston

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rainbow Row, 79 E Bay St # 107, Charleston, SC 29401-2544

View the most photographed sight in Charleston

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guests are responsible for bringing their own sun protection (sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, parasols) and rain gear
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • We HIGHLY recommend guests bring bottled water. It is not always available for purchase on the route
  • We ask guests to check in at the meeting location 5-10 mins prior to tour time. We cannot hold for latecomers.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2022

Very informative and intelligent tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Wouldn’t have minded to do a bit more walking.

May 2022

Dustin, our guide was great. His knowledge of the history of Charleston was commendable, interesting and very enjoyable. Great sense of humor and a very nice style sharing information and relating to people.

May 2022

Great tour of Charleston! We left the tour feeling like we had a good feel for the city and what is has to offer. If you want to get a lay of the land when visiting Charleston, this is a great tour for you. I would recommend doing it your first day because you will get ideas for things you want t...

May 2022

Our tour guide Dustin really brought the history of Charleston to life! He’s so funny and though we’ve been to Charleston before, we learned so much on this walk. We can’t recommend this tour enough.

May 2022

Dustin was our tour guide, he was fantastic! His knowledge of Charleston and history made for a very informative tour and great stories! This tour is highly recommended.

April 2022

Our tour guide Dustin was fun, informative, gracious. Great sights, interesting history. Easy to enjoy! Highly recommended.

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