Historic Charleston Tour

Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the country. This tour will take you on a journey from the past to the present. An overview of Charleston’s history is explored, from the first Carolinian and the settling of Charles Towne, to the churches and spires that give the Holy City its nickname, and even chats about Bill Murray (Charleston’s resident Ghost Buster) and other people and things that make Charleston tick today. This tour will open your eyes to the trials, tribulations, and jubilation of Charleston.

Join Free Tours by Foot as we cross cobble stone streets and cut through back alleys, all while discovering the hidden gems, beautiful mansions, elegant churches not to mention a few graveyards of Charleston’s historic center.  It’s the epic story of Charleston’s role in American and world history.

Sites we cover on the tour:

  • The French Quarter
  • Fort Sumter*
  • Four Corners of Law
  • Rainbow Row
  • St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church
  • French Huguenot Church
  • Dock Street Theater
  • Old Exchange Building
  • Waterfront Park
  • Pineapple Fountain
  • and much more!

*discussed from afar

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

Where:  Tour meets at the SE corner of Church Street and Linguard Street, next to Tommy Condon’s Restaurant.  MAP Look for your guide in orange!

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1.5 miles (2k) in distance.

When: 9:30am on select days. View our Calendar

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.