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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

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Experience more than 300 years of history on this guided carriage tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches, and gardens as your horse-drawn carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic Charleston. Belgian and Percheron draft horses will you lead you through the streets while you learn about this “Holy City” and its role in the Civil War.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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USD50.00
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USD50.00

2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided walking tour. Visit points of interest including Charleston City Hall; the Dock Street Theatre, America’s first theatre; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD25.00
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Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

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Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the heart of historic Charleston on a guided tour through the heart of the city. Soak up the old fashioned charm of cobblestone streets lined with antebellum houses, lush gardens, and landmark churches as you listen to stories about Charleston history, architecture, and culture.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

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See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a leisurely sightseeing tour along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument. This fully-narrated tour focuses on Charleston, South Carolina history from Civil War sites to antebellum houses and landmarks, passes under Cooper River bridges, and explores a waterfront that’s home to bottlenose dolphins and pelicans.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD37.12
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Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Charleston's colonial history, laid-back vibe, and beautiful sites continue to steal the hearts of visitors to the Holy City. See the highlights of the peninsula in comfort on this 90-minute guided tour on a climate-controlled minibus with a maximum of 15 passengers. This narrated tour keeps you cool as you ride past must-see Charleston sights such as the Battery, the Citadel, Old City Market, and Hampton Park as well as enjoy spectacular views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse at a distance. Bonus: Admission to Charleston Powder Museum is also included with the price of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD32.20
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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus historic Philadelphia Alley, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour
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Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

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Without a guided walking tour, you might miss some of the eclectic history and hidden nooks and crannies around Charleston that make this city such a gem. This walking tour takes you through the French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods to top sights such as the Rainbow Row, the Old Slave Mart Museum, and the Old Exchange, all while your guide shares stories from Charleston history and lore.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour

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An air-conditioned sightseeing bus offers a refreshing Charleston Sightseeing Tour for summertime visitors trying to escape the heat or those with limited mobility. Roll by popular "Holy City" sights like Rainbow Row, the Battery, White Point Gardens, Nathaniel Russell House, and St. Michael's Church from wide viewing windows while your guide informs and entertains with stories from Charleston's rich past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston

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Get all the thrills of a Charleston ghost tour without any walking on this haunted horse and carriage ride. A horse and carriage takes you down twisting side streets and cobbled alleyways with ease as your guide shares spooky stories from Charleston’s past. Make your way past the Mills House, the Circular Congregational Graveyard, and and Provost Dungeon in the heart of the Holy City.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD50.00
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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

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Your guide brings history to life during this Charleston walking tour of the city's historical downtown. See notable buildings including the Nathaniel Russell House, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, and the Old Slave Mart Museum. As you walk over the flat and easy terrain with your guide, discover the history that occurred right under your feet and around every corner from Rainbow Row to the Battery.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD25.00
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Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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Visit Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens on this 4.5-hour tour from Charleston, South Carolina. One of the oldest working plantations in the United States, Boone Hall was founded in 1681 and still grows crops. During your tour led by a guide in period costume, you'll see the plantation's slave quarters and learn about its history and modern-day use. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking. Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour of just 15 people.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

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Discover downtown Charleston on a Southern-style carriage ride that passes through the Commercial District and Waterfront Park. Learn about the history, architecture, and people of this old South Carolina city throughout the tour.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option

Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided sightseeing tour. Visit a plethora landmarks including Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and many more. Upgrade option available to include a tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House, one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston's Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour
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Charleston's Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour

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Join Charleston native and host of the popular Pleasing Terrors Podcast, Mike Brown, on this 90-minute Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour. Join Mike as he combines suspenseful storytelling with unparalleled knowledge of the hidden and often frightening stories lurking in Charleston's past and present.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD28.00
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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

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Get an inside perspective on Charleston's lesser-known black history during this 2-hour walking tour. Listen as your guide tells forgotten folktales and facts about important figures in the city's history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More

Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More

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Experience the charm and beauty of Charleston on a morning or afternoon walking tour. With an entertaining guide, take a leisurely stroll through the city’s Historic District, passing antebellum mansions, hidden gardens, historic churches and graveyards, as well as famous sites like Fort Sumter, Rainbow Row, and the Waterfront Battery. Along the way, learn about Charleston’s rich history and contemporary culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston's Best History Walking Tour - 10 AM

Charleston's Best History Walking Tour - 10 AM

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See the historical sights of Charleston on a walking tour with a guide who tells you about the city's long history. You'll wander along narrow streets and alleys, passing by antebellum homes and other attractions as you listen to stories about Charleston's past 300 years.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston

Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston

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Middleton Place is one of the most popular plantations in the Charleston area, but getting there can be tricky without a private car. This tour makes it easy by including transportation from downtown Charleston aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned van, plus a guided tour of the house upon arrival. A 3-course lunch is also included for a taste of Lowcountry cuisine.
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  • 5 hours
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USD120.90
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Charleston City Bus Tour with Charleston Museum Admission

Charleston City Bus Tour with Charleston Museum Admission

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Beat the heat while touring Charleston on this minibus tour. Relax and ride in comfort as your driver takes you to top Charleston sights such as Colonial Lake, Rainbow Row, and Whitepoint Gardens. As a bonus, this tour includes admission to the Charleston Museum—visit the downtown location on your own schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD37.95
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Charleston Ghosts of Liberty Guided Walking Tour

Charleston Ghosts of Liberty Guided Walking Tour

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Decide for yourself if Charleston’s ghost stories are true on this haunted after-hours tour of the Holy City. Walk to infamously spooky locations—including the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon—and hear a mix of history and lore from your guide about soldiers who once fought within the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD24.99
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Supernatural Charleston Tour
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Supernatural Charleston Tour

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Discover the spooky charms of South Carolina on this supernatural walking tour. Walk the nighttime streets of Charleston as your guides share chilling tales of public executions, exhumations, and violent episodes of the Civil and Revolutionary Wars. This 90-minute tour is led by local authors who are experts in supernatural history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD40.00
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Charleston's Most Beautiful Walk Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
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Charleston's Most Beautiful Walk Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most historic neighborhoods on Charleston’s most beautiful walk. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus the private gardens along Tradd Street; White Point Garden at the tip of the peninsula; the mansions along East Battery Street; mysterious Stoll’s Alley and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD30.00
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French Quarter Historic Charleston Walk
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French Quarter Historic Charleston Walk

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If you're a history buff or just someone who appreciates how a city has come to be what it is today, Charleston is full of historical stories you'll want to hear. This Charleston French Quarter Historic Walking Tour takes you through the city from Joe Riley Waterfront Park all the way to Philadelphia Alley with more than 10 stops. Learn about the city's history while you see its most impressive sights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class
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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class

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This walking tour and interactive lunch combo provides a two-in-one experience in Charleston. With a celebrated local chef, Forrest Parker, you'll start with a 1.5-hour historical walking tour about the influences of Lowcountry food in the city of Charleston. Then watch a cooking demonstration from Parker before enjoying lunch paired with wine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD200.00
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What people are saying about Historical Tours in Charleston

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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour
"Beautiful day to go on a Carriage tour. Our tour guide, Chris knows his history of Charleston. The architecture, the flowers and trees felt like you were in a story book. Great time! Our leader, CASH.., did a superb job! What a beautiful horse with a sassy personality! Take this tour!! It will leave you with a smile and great memories."..."
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2-Hour Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
"Amy was awesome!! I love a history storyteller and she had so many great stories to bring history to life. I was fascinated with the old walled city of Charleston. That part stuck out to me."..."
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Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
"We had a great guide who was great with Maggie snd Butter, the horses on our carriage. They all seemed to take the horses care in mind while sharing history and some humor on the way and being attentive to us all."..."
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
"I enjoyed and felt very special when the captain recognized me and my husband as newlyweds. He came down to use after the cruise was over and had a conversation with us. That placed icing on the cake."..."
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Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour
"We really loved the Citadel portion of the tour. Guide B. T. Was excellent! The tour is just the right length of time."..."
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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
"Excellent tour guide Lawrence who was informative and very knowledgeable. It was over 90 degrees so a 2 hour tour was a challenge."..."
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Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour
"Very knowledgeable Nice pace Worth it In depth knowledge- learned a lot about early Charleston Early in the day was pleasant"..."
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Charleston City Sightseeing Bus Tour
"Our driver/guide, Ryan, was very personable and knowledgeable. Couldn’t have been better except if there had been a stop or two at which we could have disembarked and walked around and taken pictures that weren’t through the windows of the bus."..."
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Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour of Charleston
"Rowdy, our horse and Shannah our guide gave us a terrific haunted evening ride. Not their fault that the ghosts choose not to cooperate. This was a very pleasant experience and my husband and I recommend this tour."..."
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The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour
"We really enjoyed this tour. Very Glad that we did this early on in our visit. It provided a comprehensive view the history of how Charleston was settled and grew. Really valuable because this gave us a real understanding of the layout of the city and helped us figure out where in the city to visit next"..."
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Boone Hall Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston
"Every part of the tour was amazing. Our driver was knowledgeable and personable. Learning about the Gullah life was fascinating."..."
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Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston
"Josh was great! He was knowledgeable, friendly and personable. Great time and would definitely recommend."..."
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Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
"City tour was good, lots of information on Charleston during the years. House tour was kind of ordinary."..."
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Charleston's Pleasing Terrors Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour
"Mike shared some very unique stories. He knows his way around. He kept us comfortable in the heat. This was a good tour!"..."
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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour
"Prof. Fordham was very knowledgeable about the history he presented, and his openness to questions and his in depth and informative responses were very appreciated. I'd recommend the tour to anyone who wants to hear and experience a 'fuller' and well rounded presentation of the history of Charleston."..."
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Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More
"Our tour guide, David Romein, was outstanding. I’ve done a number of Charleston tours, both walking and carriage, he is superb. If you are lucky enough to have David for your guide you’re in for a treat."..."
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Charleston's Best History Walking Tour - 10 AM
"Cooper was our tour guide. He made the walk very fun and informative. We learned more about history through the walk that you would not have learned elsewhere. We had a great time and would do it again."..."
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Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston
"Our driver provided excellent commentary on the history and importance of the Middleton family and this property in America’s history. Had plenty of time to explore and enjoyed a great lunch. One of the best excursions we have done."..."
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Charleston City Bus Tour with Charleston Museum Admission
"We enjoyed learning about Charleston and the humor that was thrown in. The extra tips that were thrown in were helpful as well. I would recommend this tour."..."
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Charleston Ghosts of Liberty Guided Walking Tour
"John made our ghost tour experience so much fun! I always love when the tour guide can bring a story to life. I loved getting to learn a little bit of history about Charleston and learn about the ghosts that reside there! It was a great experience"..."
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Supernatural Charleston Tour
"The guide was very knowledgeable. He told us very many facts about the city, ghost stories, and a lot about the history. We will definitely be back"..."
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Charleston's Most Beautiful Walk Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
"Larry was a wonderful, knowledgeable and thoughtful guide. Because of the heat my husband and I walked a little slower. He was considerate of this and always knew where we were."..."
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French Quarter Historic Charleston Walk
"We enjoyed our walk through history around the French Quarter. Geordie, our guide, made the adventure interesting. He is very knowledgeable and funny. I highly recommend it."..."
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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class
"My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We'd live in Charleston and we learned so much and I'm going to reboot with every guest that comes to visit me I'm also going to place information on this tour in our airbnb"..."

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