Off the Beaten Path Charleston

Discover the hidden gems of Charleston • Adults $20, Children $10

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Are you ready to experience the beauty and fascinating history of Charleston? We will take you beyond the most well-known historical sites.


Are you ready to experience the beauty and fascinating history of Charleston that will take you beyond the most well-known historical sites in Charleston? Did you know that most tours of Charleston show you only a quarter of the Historic District. There is another side to Charleston’s Historic District with urban plantation settings, beautiful formal gardens and neighborhoods that survived the Civil War intact.  Join one of our skilled storytellers on the “Off the Beaten Path Charleston” walking tour as you discover the truly “hidden gems” of Charleston.


  • Adult – $20 (13+)
  • Children – $10 (7-12)
  • 6 and under are free

Points of Interest:

  • The Four Corners of Law
  • South Carolina Society Hall
  • Branford Horry House 
  • First Scots Presbyterian Church
  • Judge Robert Pringle House 
  • Fotheringham-McNeill Tenement
  • The John Stewart House
  • Charles Pinckney Residence (signer of the US Constitution)
  • The Laurens-Rutledge House
  • St. Andrews Society
  • The Cathedral of St. John The Baptist
  • The Sword Gates House
  • “O’Donnell’s Folly”
  • Edward Blake House
  • White Point Gardens 

More Info

Summary: Experience some of the lesser-known treasures and tour the hard to find places of the Historic District that most don’t know to visit.  Together with your local guide, you’ll explore quiet, shady streets and discover hidden gems.

Charleston’s Historic District is so full of history, it would take months to visit every site of historic significance in the Holy City. On this tour, we will take our guests beyond the obvious historic landmarks to explore the less crowded, but just as historically important neighborhoods of Charleston’s Historic District. Your guide will reveal insider info and introduce you to sites that you may have missed if exploring on your own.  

Our Charleston’s Hidden History Tour takes you beyond the well known sites you’d see on our popular Charleston History Tour. This tour is a perfect choice for those who have already explored Charleston’s iconic attractions and who want to see some sites rarely offered to most tourists. On this historic South Carolina tour, you’ll hear stories of Charleston’s founders, gaze at beautiful architecture and hear the stories behind some of the city’s must-see historic sites, known only to locals.  

Get an in-depth look at Charleston’s rich history and famous architecture on this 2 to 2.5 hour walking tour. 


  • Antebellum and Georgian architecture
  • Site of the first Roman Catholic Mass in Charleston
  • Celebrity homes
  • Residences of two signors of the Constitution
  • 10 Historic Landmarks
  • White Point Gardens
  • 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