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Charleston: Shem Creek Culture Tour

Product ID: 285257
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Discover the wonderful culture Shem Creek has hosted since the first colonists and before. Take a behind the scenes look at a shrimp processing facility, try a tasty dessert at an old seafood market, and witness the natural beauty of the creek ecosystem.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • See the oldest home in Mt. Pleasant set against the backdrop of the Charleston Harbor
  • Witness the shrimping industry in action with a behind the scenes look at a local shrimp facility
  • Learn about Shem Creek's stunning wildlife as you walk over the marsh ecosystem on a new boardwalk
Full description
Experience the only publicly available historic walking tour in Mt. Pleasant - an area that dates back just as long as the peninsular of Charleston but that most people never have the opportunity to learn about.

Start the tour by meeting your local, licensed guide with the City of Charleston. After a brief introduction, take a short walk to the oldest house in Mt. Pleasant to talk about the area's first settlers and a famous revolutionary war battle. 

From there, head over to Shem Creek proper to take an insider look at the shrimping industry, a staple of the area for many generations with several seafood markets with a variety of species. Watch as the tour guide shows how to throw a cast net or bring up a crab trap for an up-close view of some blue crab.

At the end of the tour, leave with a well-defined sense of the wonderful culture this creek has hosted since the first colonists and well before that.
  • Small snack
  • Licensed local tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Water is not provided, please ensure to bring water and sunscreen as needed
  • This tour operates rain or shine; please dress appropriately
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

111 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• This tour is best suited for guests who can walk 1.5 miles
• This tour is not suited for very young children as this is a history/knowledge-based experience

From US$ 20 per person

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Charleston Historic Tours LLC

Product ID: 285257