Recent Searches
Clear

The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

|
Badge of Excellence
|
Charleston, United States
The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Operators have paid Viator more to have their experiences featured here

Overview

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.
  • Historic Charleston walking tour
  • See historic buildings like Dock Street Theater and City Hall
  • Learn about Charleston history from a licensed guide
  • Ideal for first-time and returning visitors alike
Saved to wishlist!
Tour guide
122 E Bay St , 122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

We meet on the north side of the building. There is a tree and two park benches next to a Gillon Street (cobblestone).

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Sole Walking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour.

Traveler Photos

See More
See More

Reviews

5.0
star-5
148 Reviews
2 stars
0

Reviews by Viator travelers

We perform checks on reviews

Showing 1-10 of 148 reviews
star-5
Excellent tour, tailored to group interests
Margot_M
, Aug 2022
Brian does an excellent job! He is very knowledgeable about Revolutionary War history, and made great efforts to connect with the interests of people on the tour. After the tour, his restaurant recommendations were spot on.
star-5
Tour guide appeared to be...
Christine_M
, Jul 2022
Tour guide appeared to be knowledgeable and extremely respectful Will highly recommend this tour.to my friends and family
star-4
Steve Bailey was a great...
Alisen_B
, May 2022
Steve Bailey was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable. The only issue we had was that we told Steve one of our group members had a cut heel and an issue walking, and it was very fast paced and hard to keep up. Charleston is a beautiful city packed full of history and it was a great tour overall.
star-5
Very Glad we did this Tour
David_S
, May 2022
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
star-5
Rich Charleston History
Jonathan_D
, Apr 2022
Brian was very knowledgeable and learned quite a bit about Charleston’s rich history. Highly recommend!
star-5
Tour guide was excellent
Fran_C
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Brian was superb! No only did he know Charleston's history but also knew his American history beginning with the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and up to modern day. Highly recommended!
star-5
A Great tour with a special guide
Eileen_G
, Apr 2022
Brian was sooo knowledgeable, friendly, considerate, great sense of humor and you know he loves his job and wants to make sure his group is having a great time and is engaged. Thank you for your wonderful intro to Charleston's history.
star-5
Excellent
kathyerlich
, Apr 2022
Excellent and memorable experience. Worth the time and money to understand Charleston's history and architecture.
star-5
Best tour hands down
Mary_M
, Apr 2022
Finn was a great host to your beautiful city. Very memorable morning. Great story teller and a credit to your team.
star-5
Charleston Spring
Trisha_R
, Mar 2022
We had Bryan as a guide, a native Charlestonion. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. We highly suggest you request him! He has done his research on myths that surround the city too. We had a fantastic time with him as our guide.
star-5
The Hidden Gems of Charleston
Lori_A
, Mar 2022
The style of the old homes with the side entrances was very unique. Loved all the alley ways with the cobbled walkways and gardens. Brian was extremely friendly and knowledgeable sharing little known facts about Charleston. He spent extra time making our tour memorable.
star-5
Brian was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge and many entertaining stories. It was an excellent value.
Sara_B
, Mar 2022
The architectural history was fascinating. We had no idea of Charleston’s significance as a port and in the history of America.
star-5
Our guide Brian was very...
Margarita_U
, Feb 2022
Our guide Brian was very informed about local history that helped us appreciate the tour. On his recommendation we later visited the Nathaniel Russell house . The obsessive attention to detail combined with unlimited (ill gotten) resources result in a stunning house .
star-5
Highly recommended
Michael_W
, Feb 2022
Excellent tour guide. He knew his tour and kept a steady pace but always fielded questions from the group.
star-5
Fabulous tour guide!
Nancy_C
, Feb 2022
Fun, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Charleston’s history. He also made a big effort to get to know something about each of the 18 participants. I Highly recommend Fin as a tour guide!
star-5
Fascinating Tour With Kay
Lisa_C
, Feb 2022
I highly recommend taking this tour with Kay. Combining her vast knowledge of the history of Charleston with her fun teaching style made the past come to life. We enjoyed her tour so much that we booked another one with Kay for the following day!
star-5
Best of Charleston
Katherine_F
, Jan 2022
Brian our tour guide was FANTASTIC & full of ENERGY. He had a lot of knowledge of Charleston and helped bring it all to life. We would definitely do another tour with him. He was very thorough answering all the questions people had in our group.
star-5
We love Charleston 💕
Una_C
, Dec 2021
I am from North Myrtle Beach and I’ve been to Charleston many times. My husband is from California and we have been married only two years. He was never in Charleston so we spent a few days there to celebrate our Anniversary. Our guide, Kay, was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable and delightful. We really enjoyed the stories she told while walking down the hidden allies and cobblestone streets. Our walking tour was two hours but it was so interesting that the time seam to fly by. I would definitely recommend this tour to my friends.
star-5
Guide Brian was extremely...
Gary_C
, Dec 2021
Guide Brian was extremely knowledgeable of the history of the town. Great stories to share. Two hour walk was plenty.
star-5
Brian’s knowledge of the...
Scott_H
, Dec 2021
Brian’s knowledge of the history of Charleston was remarkable. I would highly recommend his tour. Brian was able to answer almost every question about the history of Charleston.

Why you are seeing these recommendations

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour
The Best of Charleston: History, Culture & Architecture Tour

star-5147

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$25.00

star-570

2 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$39.95

star-531

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$28.00

star-5122

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$32.00

star-588

1 hour 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$32.00

star-52200

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$25.00

star-4.5130

35 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$44.95

star-5382

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$39.50
Why you are seeing these recommendations

Explore Similar Things to Do

Why you are seeing these recommendations