Charleston History Tour

Our most popular tour! • Adults $20, Children $10

  • Most Popular!

Discover the essentials of historic Charleston on this 2 to 2.5-hour walk.

“Amy was our tour guide and did an amazing job educating us on the history of Charleston. I bought this for my boyfriend for our anniversary. We’ve lived here for a few years not and haven’t had a chance to go on a tour yet. He’s a big history buff, so I wasn’t sure how much he’d learn, but he said it was the best gift. Amy taught us a lot we didn’t know about Charleston. So whether you are from the area or a tourist, I would highly recommend it!” Erin M D

Charleston History Tour

Take a historic Charleston tour, and enjoy a wonderful introduction to this city’s centuries-old history. This two-hour tour begins at City Hall, continues through the heart of the Old Walled City, passing through the French Quarter and finishes at tip of the peninsula at White Point Gardens — also known as the “Battery.”

Charleston History Tour Points of Interest

On our tour, we’ll encounter hundreds of historic homes and buildings and stately churches as well as
perfectly manicured lawns and impressively designed gardens. From 1670 through the Civil War and up to the Charleston Modern Renaissance period, our licensed guides will entertain you with Charleston’s rich and colorful history.  Please note that stops along the tour will vary depending on the tour guide, but generally you can expect to see some of the following points of interest on the tour:

• Rainbow Row
• French Quarter
• Old Exchange Building
• St. Philip’s Church
• St. Michael’s Church
• Views of historic Fort Sumter
• White Point Gardens, the “Battery”

Charleston’s Finest History Tour

Our Charlestonian tour guides will tell you everything you want to know about the history of Charleston — and more. Whether you need directions to your next tour, recommendations on where to get the best grits or just a few cool facts about Charleston history, we’ve got you covered. Our licensed guides have over 130 years of combined tour guiding experience. Most of us are Charleston natives, and some of our guides are even accomplished historians and docents. What we all have in common? A passion for Lowcountry history.

Discover the essentials of historic Charleston, South Carolina, on this 2 to 2.5-hour walk.


  • Adults: $20
  • Children (7-10 years): $10
  • Children (under 7): FREE!

Departure Location

In front of City Hall at 80 Broad St. on the corner of Meeting St and Broad St at the “Four Corners of Law”

About us

Family owned and operated from the beginning, Walks of Charleston is passionate about the history, architecture and culture of Charleston and is dedicated to sharing it with you for a memorable experience on every tour.

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time”
– Steven Wright

(843) 478-7573

45 Pinckney Street Charleston SC 29401