Four Corners of Law, Charleston

Four Corners of Law, Charleston

Four Corners of Law, Charleston: Our most recommended tours and activities

Charleston: Historical Downtown Tour by Horse-drawn Carriage

1. Charleston: Historical Downtown Tour by Horse-drawn Carriage

Ride in a traditional horse-drawn carriage through historic downtown Charleston on a guided tour. Listen to live commentary about the city as you pass by the Charleston Harbor, Rainbow Row, King Street, White Point Gardens, and Charleston Battery. Begin the tour at the activity provider's stables. Board a beautiful custom-built carriage and depart from the barn. Ride toward the city gate, located in the Old City Market. Learn about the city's rich history from a professional guide while traveling aboard a unique vehicle. Gaze at vibrant neighborhoods and elegant buildings from your seat. Experience the highlights of the historic downtown area, such as Charleston Harbor, Rainbow Row, 4 Corners of Law, King Street, White Point Gardens, and the Charleston Battery. Take in informative and entertaining commentary from your guide, before arriving back at the stables.

Charleston: Historic City Highlights Guided Bus Tour

2. Charleston: Historic City Highlights Guided Bus Tour

Accompanied by a knowledgeable, local guide, pass by 100 of Charleston’s most iconic sights of the past and present whilst listening to amazing tales and anecdotes about the city. On your tour, travel through some of the city’s most historic parts. Visit Charleston’s Historic Homes, The Battery Sea Wall, the Four Corners of Law, and Rainbow Row to name but a few. Other highlights of the tour include several historic churches, old markets, and picturesque neighborhoods.

Charleston: Historic City Tour & Magnolia Plantation Combo

3. Charleston: Historic City Tour & Magnolia Plantation Combo

Begin your half-day tour by boarding a climate-controlled coach in Charleston. Meet your professional guide and ride to Magnolia Plantation, dating from 1676 and the time of the British colony. Witness a slice of living history at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and get an amazing perspective on Charleston's past and present. The Magnolia Plantation and its world-famous gardens have been owned by the Drayton family for 12 generations. Enjoy your visit to one of America's first tourist attractions and first public gardens, which have been open to the public since 1870. Take a guided walk through America's last large-scale Romantic garden, and experience history on a 45-minute narrated nature tram ride through the Audobon swamp gardens. Step out among the Romantic gardens and Spanish moss to see wildlife such as alligators, egrets, herons, and turtles on the nearly 600-acre plantation. Cap it all off with a 30-minute tour of the Magnolia Plantation Home before boarding your bus back to Charleston. Back in the Holy City, your deluxe, climate-controlled shuttle will take you for a 1.5-hour tour of the city’s historical highlights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable, local guide, visit over 100 of Charleston’s most iconic sights of the past and present whilst listening to amazing tales and anecdotes about the city. On your tour, travel through some of the most historic parts of the city and visit Charleston’s historic homes, The Battery Sea Wall, the Four Corners of Law, and Rainbow Row to name but a few. Other highlights of the tour include a number of historic churches, old markets, and picturesque neighborhoods.

Charleston: Boone Hall & Historic City Tour Combo

4. Charleston: Boone Hall & Historic City Tour Combo

Hop aboard a comfortable coach have and uncover local history with a tour of Boone Hall Plantation. Afterwards travel through over 100 of Charleston’s most iconic sights and get up close to the past with some stops along the way. Meet your guide in Charleston and depart for Boone Hall in a deluxe on a climate-controlled coach. Upon arrival, enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the main house. Have free time at the plantation to enjoy tours of the house or garden, or listen to presentations on history or culture. Choose to take the house tour and begin on the front porch with a guide in historical dress. Be introduced to the history of Boone Hall Plantation and its evolution through several owners since 1681. Select the garden tour to see antique varieties of roses that are over 100. Travel back in time if you select the 'Slave Street and History' presentation. Look at the living quarters, historic relics, and hear about what life was like for the enslaved people that lived and worked at Boone Hall. Immerse yourself in local culture if you choose to participate in the 'Exploring The Gullah Culture' presentation. Boone Hall Plantation is the only plantation in the state's Lowcountry to present a live presentation of this unique culture adapted by African slaves. Drive back to the city for a guided 90-minute tour of the city’s historical highlights. Listening to amazing tales and anecdotes about the city as you ride through some of the most historic parts of the city. Visit Charleston’s Historic Homes, The Battery Sea Wall, the Four Corners of Law, and Rainbow Row to name but a few. Other highlights of the tour include a number of historic churches, old markets, and picturesque neighborhoods.

Charleston: Historical Walking Tour with Storytelling

5. Charleston: Historical Walking Tour with Storytelling

Stroll through Charleston’s oldest neighborhood on a guided walking tour, led by an expert guide. Learn about the women and men – both pirates and patriots – who first founded the city, as you discover its highlights. The tour begins in front of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of Charleston’s oldest and most historical buildings. Continue down East Bay Street, passing Rainbow Row. See period mansions, and admire the views of Charleston Harbor and White Point Garden. Walk in the footsteps of pirates and their captors, as your guide tells you stories of looting and plundering. Wander the streets and alleys of Charleston’s South of Broad neighborhood. Learn about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the founding of America. Head back to the starting point, passing the Four Corners of the Law and the shops and residences on Broad Street. Your experience includes entrance to both the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Philip Simmons House.

Charleston: Real Hauntings of Charleston Guided Tour

6. Charleston: Real Hauntings of Charleston Guided Tour

Many Charleston, SC Ghost Tours have big groups of 25 or more - Not Here!! We limit our tour sizes to about 10 to keep them fun! Charleston is one of the most charming and colorful cities in the world; however, when the light fades and shadows grow long, another, darker side of the Holy City emerges. During our 1 mile long, 1.5 hour walk we will pass haunted graveyards, churches, alleyways, hotels, restaurants, and bars. You will hear real, terrifying stories of ghost, murders, pirates, executions, hauntings, and haints! As the night falls over the streets of Charleston, we start at the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon where you will hear tales of the real pirates whose lives were cut short at the end of a noose, but whose spirits have remained inside the dungeon for more than 300 years. You will even hear about the first female serial killer in America that called Charleston home. Come take a walk and discover the Real Hauntings of Charleston! *This content not suitable for young children

Charleston: Self-Guided Highlights Walking Audio Tour

7. Charleston: Self-Guided Highlights Walking Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. NOTE: This 2+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Charleston in 1-2 hours. Once downloaded, your tour begins at the intersection of Market Street and King Street. From there, you’ll stroll through historic Charleston and hear about its founding. At the historic Circular Congregational Church, you’ll get the story of a patriot who recruited hundreds to fight against the British during the Revolution. Then it’s on to Hibernian Hall, site of the chaotic 1860 Democratic National Convention. After that, you’ll come to the famous Four Corners of Law, home to some of the city’s most storied institutions. Next, pass a collection of beautifully preserved historic homes while you learn about Charleston’s role in the American Revolution. At the gorgeous White Point Garden, you’ll find out why South Carolina decided to secede from the Union at the outset of the Civil War. Plus, get a look at Fort Sumter across the water and hear about the battle that kicked off the war! Then, you’ll stop by another pair of historic homes, the Palmer Home and the Edmondston-Alston House, before learning about the Great Charleston Fire and the Union attack on Charleston’s harbor. Stop by the picture-perfect Longitude Lane next, before continuing on to Rainbow Row, a series of pastel-painted historic homes. Then pay a visit to the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, which the British once used to house American prisoners of war. Later, you’ll see a couple of sites where enslaved people were once bought and sold, and where you’ll hear about an attempted rebellion which predated the Civil War by a few decades. Finally, you’ll reach the Charleston Historic City Market, where you can find just about any kind of food or souvenir you might be looking for. Your tour concludes here.

Charleston: 3-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

8. Charleston: 3-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your adventure begins at the Four Corners of Law and takes you on a well-designed course through historic squares and cobblestone streets, among ancient gravestones and down through the beautiful neighborhoods of this true Southern gem. You’ll visit famous civil war defense installations and experience the beauty of the Charleston Bay. The tour requires approximately 2.5 miles of walking and uses the free trolley at two points during the adventure. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop to enjoy a historic monument, take in the ocean views or grab an ice cream… why not, it’s your schedule right? Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per person pricing, this city tour/ game offers great value for those on a budget.

REV Walks - Ghost Tour

9. REV Walks - Ghost Tour

Charleston may be one of the most beautiful cities in America, but there is a deeper darker side to her. Come hear their stories, chilling tales of death, of lost love, of vengeance. Come hear the stories of the Dead that still walk our city streets; the chilling tales of the Shades and Shadows that haunt these stones. Walk with us and you may find, we're not walking alone. We will share with you our in-depth knowledge of Charleston. There are so many fascinating and innovative people and events that have occurred on such a small little peninsula. Touring with Revolutionary Charleston you will see the City through the eyes of licensed tour guides that cherish Charleston for her beauty and her flaws.

Charleston in a Nutshell Private Driving Tour

10. Charleston in a Nutshell Private Driving Tour

Join certified guide Jeff Zimmerman and experience Charleston like a local as he takes you to the city's most beloved landmarks. On this three hour private driving tour you'll discover all the things that make Charleston special. Join Jeff as you learn about the city's rich history, diverse culture, stately architecture, and picturesque natural world. The tour includes stopping at Joe Riley Waterfront Park where you'll get breathtaking panoramic views of Charleston harbor, including views of the Ravenel Bridge and Yorktown aircraft carrier. Here, you'll also visit the famous pineapple water fountain. Your tour also includes a visit the French Quarter where you pass by the historic Dock Street Theatre. The Dock Street Theatre was the first building in America built exclusively to be used for theatrical performances. The tour also includes going south of Broad Street and a stop at the historic Battery or what locals like to say "Where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet to form the Atlantic Ocean." Here you will see some of the most beautiful mansions in the south and get unobstructed views of the harbor, including Fort Sumter. See Rainbow Row, Charleston's most photographed landmark. These charming row houses along the waterfront are the longest continuous cluster of Georgian row houses in America and are a spectacular site to see. Here you'll learn about the birthplace of preservation and will have opportunities to take your own photos. See historic Broad Street and pass by the Four Corners of Law, which includes the City Hall, St. Michaels Church, the County Court House, and the historic United States Post Office. Also on Broad Street, you will see the John Rutledge House, the Edward Rutledge House, and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. See and learn about Charleston many museums, including the Charleston Museum, America's oldest museum. You will also see and learn about the Aiken-Rhett House, the Nathaniel Russell House, the Heyward-Washington House, and the Joseph Manigault House. See the College of Charleston. The College of Charleston is the oldest institution of higher learning in South Carolina and is one of the most beautiful campuses in America. Your tour also includes a visit to the Citadel, one of six senior military colleges in the United States.

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Our tour guide was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and its architecture. Zeus, the horse that pulled our carriage was a beautiful animal and obviously enjoyed human contact and taking photos with children and families after our tour. Glad to see that Zeus and other horses involved in these carriage tours are treated well and not overworked due to controls that are enforced by the city. Our tour was a great first way to view Charleston with some background on what we were seeing. It allowed us to plan our next day and where to walk in the city on our own.

We thoroughly enjoyed our Carriage tour. It was a fun way to see the historic part of the city and learn some of the history of the city. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I was especially happy to learn that the horses have a lovely pasture to roam on their days off.

The guided walk was informative and entertaining. Our guide, Al, was thoroughly prepared with content knowledge and amusing stories that made the time fly! He is a consummate professional! Recommend without reservation!

Skylar and Rhett were the best! Rhett was such a sweet boy and Skylar handled him so well. The tour was super informative. #RhettForEquineOfTheMonth

One of the best city tours ever. The tour vehicle was clean and the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable.