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 chats 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
- Charleston City Market
- Dock Street Theater
- Old Exchange Building
- Waterfront Park
- Pineapple Fountain
- and much more!
*discussed from afar
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! Tour ends at the intersection of Broad and Meeting Streets (map).
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.
Though our tours work on a pay-what-you-like basis, we must charge $3 upfront cost per ticket to cover an admin fee and the tour tax that the City of Charleston imposes per participants on any tour within the city plus the administrative fees to handle.