Charleston Strolls History Walk

Charleston Strolls History Walk

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      Charleston, South Carolina, USA
      2 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 24
      • Rainbow Row: Hear the colorful story behind these 13 sherbet-hued Georgian row homes. Together, they are one of the most photographed sites in all of Charleston.
      • Waterfront Battery: This defensive seawall played a significant role in the Civil War. Today, it is home to a scenic promenade, historic park and stately antebellum mansions.
      • Fort Sumter: History books will tell you that just before sunrise on April 12, 1861, a shell exploded at this very site, signaling the start of the American Civil War. This tour will tell you even more.
      • Hidden gardens, historic churches: Peek into Charleston’s secret gardens, unmatched in their variety and charm. Then visit the city’s oldest churches and cemeteries and see the graves of famous Charlestonians.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to Mills House hotel, which is located at 115 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401. Look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.

      Helpful hints

      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.

      Getting around

      This tour is not wheelchair accessible. There is a moderate amount of walking involved, over cobblestones and uneven ground at times.

      Activity type

      Walking Tour, Family Friendly, Scenic

      Languages

      English

      Tour ID

      TR-NAM-USA-CHAR-EN-1004

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages. Children 6 years of age and younger participate free of charge.

      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.

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      Charleston, South Carolina, USA
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
      Wear sunscreen
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear light clothing
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