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St. Philips Church

St. Philips Church

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This historical church is home to the oldest religious congregation in South Carolina. The first St. Philips Church was a small wooden structure built in 1681, where St. Michael's Episcopal Church stands today. The church withstood hurricane damage in 1710, was reconstructed, burned to the ground in 1835, and finally rebuilt to the present day church in 1836. Before it burned completely, it was saved from one fire by a slave who was granted his freedom for the act. Notable South Carolinians such as John C. Calhoun are buried in the old cemetery on the grounds.

Architect Joseph Hyde incorporated some design elements from the previous structures as well as adding in new features to the stuccoed brick exterior, such as the three Tuscan porticoes and Corinthian columns. The church’s impressive steeple that towers over Church Street was added over a decade later. Today it is recognized as a National Historic Landmark.

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146 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour

Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus historic Philadelphia Alley, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

Historic Charleston Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided walking tour. Visit points of interest including Charleston City Hall; the Dock Street Theatre, America’s first theatre; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter, and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour

Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Night-Time Guided Walking Tour

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Peek into Charleston’s shadowy history with a chilling nighttime walking tour of the city’s most eerie sites! Wind through the dark corridors of the Historic District and hear spooky tales of graveyard hauntings, voodoo and botched burials from your local guide. Pass by infamous locations with grisly histories and wander through the Charleston’s oldest cemetery after hours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Optional Joseph Manigault House

Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Optional Joseph Manigault House

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided sightseeing tour. Visit a plethora landmarks including Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and many more. Upgrade option available to include a tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House, one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

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Without a guided walking tour, you might miss some of the eclectic history and hidden nooks and crannies around Charleston that make this city such a gem. This walking tour takes you through the French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods to top sights such as the Rainbow Row, the Old Slave Mart Museum, and the Old Exchange, all while your guide shares stories from Charleston history and lore.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience

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Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience

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Will this tour be memorable? Of course it will! But even if you can’t remember your most memorable tour, Nicholas tours using a digital recorder to listen for Electronic Voice Phenomena, or EVP’s for short, and then uploads them to a website Further, Nicholas’s recordings are at your fingertips for you to discover any EVP’s on your tour! With any supernatural investigation, there is no guarantee that a ghost will be seen or heard. But by using several tools of ghost hunting equipment and walking through one of the most haunted cities in America, something is bound to turn up! What will you discover on your tour? About this interactive experience Your host will share local haunting stories. In addition, Nicholas will utilize ghost hunting equipment at various locations along the tour. During the ghost hunt, you will assist Nicholas with an investigation using real tools of the trade. This is an interactive experience using historical data and facts to help with each investigation.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

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Travel back to Colonial times aboard a horse-drawn carriage and discover more than 300 years of history on this guided, 1-hour tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches and gardens of yesteryear on this narrated tour around historic Charleston. Enjoy the romantic clip-clop sound as this educational adventure winds through the streets and learn about this ‘Holy City’ and its rich history and role in Civil War times. See the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of the most historic buildings in America, and much more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston Boo Hag & Brews Walking Ghost and Bar Tour

Charleston Boo Hag & Brews Walking Ghost and Bar Tour

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Is this a walking brew tour with a side of ghosts or a ghost tour with a side of brews?? While guests will have to decide that for themselves, we can tell you this is not an average "sit there and shut up " tour, but rather an opportunity to engage back and forth with a local Charlestonian. As a combined bar and ghost tour guests will visit two different bars where complimentary appetizers will be served and the guide will provide drink recommendations. As part of the tour guests will also walk by and receive ghost stories near local graveyards and homes, some of which are over 200 years old. The tour will wind down at a hauntingly beautiful local park where one of the first female serial killers was hung. Don't stick around too long after the tour or you may end up a ghost yourself!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown Charleston Walking Tour with Certified Local Guide

Downtown Charleston Walking Tour with Certified Local Guide

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Tour the city like a local! This 2-hour historic walking tour of historic downtown Charleston is the perfect introduction to the city. You will walk through the historic streets and scenic alleyways of the famous French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods, covering nearly 350 years of amazing history, architecture, culture, and geography! City-Certified Guide and member of Palmetto Guild. ONLY OPERATING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST YEARLY.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bruce Knows Charleston: Insider Walking Tour of Downtown

Bruce Knows Charleston: Insider Walking Tour of Downtown

Bruce Burris a 7th generation Charlestonian represents a look into Charleston’s past from the inside of Ft. Sumter to South Of Broad Street the tales of by gone years. Please join us everyday in Downtown Charleston for Tours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour

Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour

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This is the perfect walking tour for the first-time visitor or repeat guest. We’ll cover iconic landmarks such as St. Philip’s Church, the French Quarter, the Dock Street Theatre, Rainbow Row, The Battery, White Point Garden, Calhoun Mansion, and so much more. You’ll get a comprehensive view of Charleston’s architecture, churches, culture, history, people, and even the hidden alleys and lanes often overlooked on other tours. I’ll highlight historic downtown extensively at an easy pace with lots of photo stops and interesting facts you’ll always remember. More ground covered = more beauty experienced. Charleston is the star.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour

Charleston Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour

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Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities — Charleston, South Carolina — on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. Visit points of interest including Chalmers Street and the Old Slave Mart; the Dock Street Theatre in the historic French Quarter neighborhood; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; plus St. Michael's Alley, Washington Square and White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston Chicora Walking Tour

Charleston Chicora Walking Tour

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This is a 2 hour walk through 350 years of the history of the beautiful city of Charleston. We tell an accurate, interesting, sad, tragic, uplifting, dramatic, sometimes funny, tale.
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  • Free Cancellation
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Amazing Ladies of Charleston Walking Tour

Amazing Ladies of Charleston Walking Tour

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This exclusive historic walking tour highlights the essential streets of downtown Charleston and highlights many trailblazing women worth remembering. While strolling down the charming streets and hidden alleys of the French Quarter and South of Broad with Travel Writer and Licensed Tour Guide, Jill Paris, you'll be privy to the secrets of local characters and learn about the southern culture through heartfelt tales, not lectures. You can almost hear the desperate plea of captured lady-pirate Anne Bonny pleading for her life; badass women abolitionists, writers, artists breaking down barriers; a young girl-spy's quick-thinking cool under pressure; a pioneering preservationist; a female ghost's sad story; and an African American leader worthy of her own national holiday. Let's face it. Girls rule. Highlights * Plenty of time to take Instagram-worthy snaps * Tour covers History, Culture, Architecture, Plants & Flowers, and more * Tour starts and ends next to convenient parking
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  • 2 hours
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