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Overview

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.
  • Charleston French Quarter and South of Broad walking tour
  • Quick overview of historic sights for first-time visitors
  • Learn about the city’s history from your guide as you go
  • Visit must-see sights and hidden attractions alike
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Tour Guide
Not included in your ticket price are any parking fees if you choose to drive to your tour. Gratuity is optional, but gratefully accepted.
200 E Bay St , 200 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

We'll meet on the East Bay Street staircase of the U.S. Customs House, at East Bay Street and South Market street, directly across East Bay Street from the City Market. We recommend guests park at 1 Cumberland Street or 89 Cumberland Street. Both are ~5 minute walk from our tour meeting point.

71 Broad St , 71 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

We generally end near the intersection of Meeting Street and Broad Street. The exact end point can change based on your group's walking speed, and your guide.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guests are responsible for bringing their own sun protection (sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, parasols) and rain gear
  • We HIGHLY recommend guests bring bottled water. It is not always available for purchase on the route
  • We ask guests to check in at the meeting location 5-10 mins prior to tour time. We cannot hold for latecomers.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oyster Point Historic Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Are there restrooms along the route of the Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour?
A:Restrooms are not always accessible on our route, so guests are encouraged to use the restroom prior to their tour.
Feb 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour?
A:Our tour route is almost entirely outdoors. Guests are therefore encouraged to bring sun protection (hat, sunscreen) and bottled water in addition to comfortable walking shoes. For rainy tours, guests should bring their own rain gear.
Feb 2021
Q:
Where should I park my car for the Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour?
A:We recommend our guests park in one of two city garages at 1 Cumberland Street or 89 Cumberland Street. Both are a 5-minute walk from our tour meeting location. Note: There may be a parking fee.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are pets permitted on the Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour?
A:Unless the dog is a registered service animal, pets are not allowed.
Feb 2021
Q:
Is the Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour appropriate for children?
A:While our tours are designed for adults, children and young adults of all ages have taken and enjoyed our beautiful route and charismatic guides. Please notify us if you plan on bringing a stroller.
Feb 2021
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What happens if there is bad weather on the day of my Highlights of Charleston Guided Walking Tour?
A:In the event of rain, our tours typically run as usual. We reserve the right to cancel tours in the event of dangerous or disruptive weather (lightning, flooding, high winds, etc.). If a tour is canceled, you may reschedule or receive a full refund.
Feb 2021

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star-5
History, architecture & laughs with Dustin
anne_m
, Aug 2022
Dustin was an amazing tour guide. Full of knowledge and he had a great sense of humor. Loved the history lessons and the beautiful architecture
star-5
Fun and interesting
Ulisses_G
, Jul 2022
Dustin was very knowledgeable regarding history and current events. He is also a great story teller. Excellent tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Not a favorite tour, it...
Judy_R
, Jul 2022
Not a favorite tour, it was too long and the history that was shared was way too much for the average tourist. It was very hot and the guide tried to stop in the shade frequently but there was too much just standing in the middle of the bright sun. The guide was kind he just knew so much history that was not interesting to our group. We were expecting to see more of the downtown sites than we did.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very informative
Doug_H
, Jul 2022
Dustin was very informative and funny. We enjoyed learning the history of Charleston. It was a very hot day but Dustin made sure we were in shade when we stopped to see history.
star-4
Quick and easy summary of Charleston.
Michael_D
, Jun 2022
Our guide was very knowledgable of Charleston, its history and weaving good stories in with each stop. Wasn't too hot so that made the few mile walk manageable.
star-5
So entertaining and informative
John_B
, Jun 2022
Dustin (not Justin 😜) did a fabulous job. So entertaining and super knowledgeable about the area. We learned so much about Charleston and the great state we live in! Thanks so much for a great tour!
star-5
Fantastic!
Lori_O
, Jun 2022
Fantastic walking tour of Charleston with local guide Ross. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Really brought the city to life. Highly recommend.
star-5
Great time!!!
Nancy_H
, May 2022
We had a great time! He knew a lot about Charleston. His name was Justin. We recommended to our friends in north GA.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Interesting and beautiful walking tour
Challise_C
, May 2022
Wonderful tour. Dustin was very knowledgeable and entertaining on our walk. Great history and beautiful scenery throughout this tour. Highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Recommend this
Mary_E
, May 2022
Very knowledgeable Nice pace Worth it In depth knowledge- learned a lot about early Charleston Early in the day was pleasant
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best Tour with Dustin as our tour guide!
Laurie_G
, May 2022
We really enjoyed the tour and learned so many things that we didn’t know about Charleston. Dustin, our tour guide, was fantastic!! He made the tour so much fun with his humor and interesting stories. We laughed a lot as we walked through the city. We highly recommend the tour and Dustin as the tour guide. We were a group of 6 women who were childhood friends celebrating our 50th high school reunion.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour👍
Deborah_L
, May 2022
We had Dustin as our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting. Would highly recommend!! 👍
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth it
Kay_v
, May 2022
Dustin was a great guide, sharing lots of interesting tidbits on the history and why things occurred. He also is a funny actor bringing some of his thoughts to life😊
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This is the one, you’ll be very happy!
Juan_B
, May 2022
We enjoyed Dustin’s knowledge and little details about the city and it’s history. He kept us very entertained and was very personable, you don’t get that these days. Thank you Dustin for the great tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour with Dustin.
Heather_H
, May 2022
Dustin was an excellent tour guide. Very good story teller. We enjoyed learning about the history of Charleston and loved his burned down fire hands. Take his tour to learn more about that
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Make sure to take this walking tour while in Charleston!
Linda_G
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Dustin, did a wonderful job of importing a lot of history along with fun facts. I learned things I never knew before, such as where we get the term stepping stone, along with deeper information about slavery in this country. He painted the picture for us with his words, you could really feel the history. Dustin was also very welcoming as everyone gathered so we were introduced to one another and where we were traveling from.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Dustin, our guide was...
Kathleen_H
, May 2022
Dustin, our guide was great. His knowledge of the history of Charleston was commendable, interesting and very enjoyable. Great sense of humor and a very nice style sharing information and relating to people.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Overview of Charleston!
Jessica_M
, May 2022
Great tour of Charleston! We left the tour feeling like we had a good feel for the city and what is has to offer. If you want to get a lay of the land when visiting Charleston, this is a great tour for you. I would recommend doing it your first day because you will get ideas for things you want to do during your time there!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Historical fun in the heart of Charleston.
Leslie_K
, May 2022
Our tour guide Dustin really brought the history of Charleston to life! He’s so funny and though we’ve been to Charleston before, we learned so much on this walk. We can’t recommend this tour enough.
star-5
Don’t miss this tour…
Kathleen_E
, May 2022
Dustin was our tour guide, he was fantastic! His knowledge of Charleston and history made for a very informative tour and great stories! This tour is highly recommended.

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