Charleston Strolls History Walk
There are 7 stops. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance of desired tour date.
Runs daily at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, except Dec which only operates at 2:00 pm. Tours depart rain or shine. This tour does not operate on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Tour Participation Requirements
In a city filled with postcard-perfect views and more than 1,400 historical places of interest, GoBe brings you Charleston’s most popular sites in one easy stroll, ideal for mere mortals and the buffest of history buffs. While buses and cabs have their place, walking is by far the best way to discover the soul of this city. So put on your comfy shoes and let’s wander awhile.
Charleston’s diverse history spans two major wars, pirate battles, catastrophic fires, and hurricanes, plus periods of great wealth and even greater poverty. Oh, and the largest earthquake ever to rock the East Coast. Hear true stories and fascinating facts about the city’s sites as you stroll down worn cobblestone roads and scenic back alleys past buildings that have stood for centuries.
While on your leisurely trek, you'll have the opportunity to explore historically significant architecture, peaceful green spaces, unique local attractions, and all the town's fascinating nooks and crannies. Seven stops include the Civil War-era Battery, the Four Corners of Law, and the Old Exchange Building, which has served as a commerce center, a barracks, and even a dungeon for pirates and deserters.
Your knowledgeable tour guide will pack a plethora of information into your tour. Two hours have never gone by so fast! GoBe guides are chosen not just for their quick wit and way with a story, but for their vast educational backgrounds in architecture, colonial, and antebellum history. So go ahead and ask all your questions. It’s just about impossible to stump them.
The ghost in the purple dress
Your tour begins and ends at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel. Located in the heart of Charleston’s historic downtown, The Mills House is equally known for its gracious southern hospitality and its haunted past. Believers claim the hotel is home to a resident 19th-century ghost with a penchant for purple. Story has it she is often spotted between the hours of 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. in the rear lobby.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.