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Historic Walking Tour in the Charlestowne neighborhood

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The historic walking tour takes place in the Charlestowne neighborhood, at the very southern end of the penninsula. There you will find 8 of the 10 largest homes in Charleston including, the William Mansion, at 25,000 square feet the largest home in Charleston. Your will also see the original walled city, White Point Gardens, the high battery where you will hear about the Civil War and the Revolutionary War, Rainbow Row, some wonderful museum homes and St Michaels church cir. 1682.

Charleston Tour Guide - Mike F.
Mike F.
2.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
10:00 AM

Meeting Point

1 Meeting Street

10:00 AM

Meet at 1 Meeting Street

Walk along White Pointe Gardens and learn about how Charleston was founded. Also, see current television shows are being filmed in this neighborhood.

10:20 AM

The high battery

Walking along the water front you will learn about the Civil War in Charleston and the Revolutionary War in Charleston.

10:50 AM

East Battery

There we will be in the original walled city, one of three walled cities in North America and learn about the indigenous tribes.

11:20 AM

Tradd Street

Where the movie "The Patriot" was filmed.

11:40 AM

Meeting Street

See St. Michael's Church cir. 1682, The South Carolina Society Hall, the Nathanial Russell House, General Beauregard's headquarters during the Civil War and the Williams Mansion, Charleston's largest home.

12:00 PM

1 Meeting Street

Ending point

Ending Point

1 Meeting Street

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What‘s included

guide fee

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What‘s not included

lunch

Tour Important Information

Mike is a licensed city guide who's lived in the old and historic district for more than 20 years. He has served on a number of cummunity and charity board so he knows the people, the history and can share with you, like few others can, what it's like living in this wonderful city today. If you book a tour with Mike he would be happy to review your itinerary to make sure your experience here is as good as it can be.

* We will be walking about 1 1/2 miles so be sure to wear comfortable shoes

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Charleston Tour Reviews

Not impressed

First of all, Mike was 10 minutes late for a 2-he tour. I had to call him to make sure he was coming. Secondly, we booked and paid for a private tour ‘only you and your group’. We chose this very purposefully. It is our preference. Imagine our surprise when the reason he was late was that he was picking up 2 more people. To be clear, the other couple were lovely. But not the point. Private does not include another couple. The tour itself was fine. I did not need to hear about the parties that he attends and how much they cost. We wanted the history. Not the present day. Then at the end of the tour, Mike puts the 4 of us in his vehicle in the heat of the day (not turned on), while he talks to someone. If you are looking for someone who name drops, talks about the prestigious parties and how much they cost, stops what he is saying and talks to other people outside the not-so-private tour, Mike is your guy. We book private tours all over the world when we travel. We love the personalization and are happy to pay extra. This was not at all what we ordered, messaged about and paid for. We are very disappointed.

Jacquie S.

Obviously I'm very disappointed to see this revie. That said, everything included in my offering was included in this tour. As this person said the tour was "fine". It's important to understand that in my tour, amongst many other things I speak about what it's like to live here today and today we have some wonderful and generous people that raise money by entertaining. Much of this is done to support our preservation movement They do magnificent work and it's surprising to me that someone would be offended by hearing about it. Also, as a 25 year resident of this neighborhood I run into friends and neighbors during my tour and it would be considered rude to not acknowledge them as we pass. Again, it's surprising to me that someone would find that offensive. Finally, this is a beautiful wonderful city and it's my mission to help everyone understand how special it is. If anyone is unhappy with my tour for any reason I would absolutely support a refund.

$47/ per person