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Charleston: Historic City Highlights Guided Bus Tour

1. Charleston: Historic City Highlights Guided Bus Tour

The bus tour departs from Charleston Visitor’s Center where you’ll hop on board a deluxe, climate-controlled shuttle for a 90-minute tour of the city’s historical highlights. 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: Historical Walking Tour

2. Charleston: Historical Walking Tour

An exciting walking tour of the only English walled city in North America - Charleston! Once the leading seaport of the thirteen colonies and later the United States, historical Charleston is waiting to be discovered. On this 2-hour walking tour, you will learn about the intriguing history of Charleston from veteran guide Al Ray. See pre-and-post colonial homes, storefronts, churches and public buildings while Ray recounts the rich tales and legends of Charleston's proud and turbulent past. Learn the meanings of the ancient symbols on the tombstones, the city's history of rapid growth and rampant piracy, and the rise of the rice planters. Listen to your charismatic guide describe the numerous disasters, such as seven major fires, numerous hurricanes, epidemics, sieges and bombardments, plus a major earthquake, that have struck the city over its long and colourful history.

Charleston: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

3. Charleston: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

Our tour starts in front of the Port of Call Food + Brew Hall, where we'll kick off a delicious exploration of Charleston's vibrant food scene. Next, you'll dig into some South Carolina-style bbq, believed to be the oldest barbeque in the world! As you continue the tour, you'll take a leisurely stroll through the Historic Charleston City Market and delve into the history of the African slave trade's impact on the local cuisine. Discover how classic ingredients such as benne seeds and collard greens were introduced to the local diet and have since become a staple of Lowcountry cuisine. Of course, no visit to the Lowcountry would be complete without sampling some of the freshest seafood our city offers, including our famous Shrimp & Grits and She-crab soup. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop of handmade ice cream crafted from scratch using locally sourced ingredients from Lowcountry farmers, purveyors, and chefs. It's creamy, flavorful, and simply irresistible! As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.

Charleston: City Tour and Museum Combo

4. Charleston: City Tour and Museum Combo

Feel the past come alive on this combination tour in Charleston. Ride in comfort on a climate-controlled coach and discover Charleston's 300 years of living history with passionate licensed tour guides. Follow your bus tour with a visit to the Charleston Museum, one of the oldest museums in the United States. On your bus tour, experience the Old Market area and admire the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived, and worshipped. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History, and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. Make sure to take your camera as you will have the opportunity to stop at the famous Battery Seawall and enjoy the spectacular views. Keep your camera handy when you pass by the colorful houses on Rainbow Row, too. Finally, dive into the history of the Holy City at the Charleston Museum, which was opened to the public nearly 200 years ago. Explore the exhibitions that cover the American Civil War, the natural history in the area, and much, much more.

Charleston: Historic City and Southern Mansion Combo Tour

5. Charleston: Historic City and Southern Mansion Combo Tour

Take a journey through Charleston's 300 years of living history with passionate licensed tour guides. Experience the Old Market area and the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived, and worshipped. Step out of the air-conditioned minibus onto the famous Battery Seawall to admire the wonderful views. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History, and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. Enjoy a tour through the elegant interior of a fully-restored historic home - Joseph Manigault House. Come and enjoy the beauty and hospitality of one of America's most historic cities.

Charleston Style VIP Tour

6. Charleston Style VIP Tour

DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON & FRENCH QUARTER The Battery - visit this defensive seawall along Charleston Harbor White Point Garden - a public park since 1837, it was used to store artillery during the Civil War Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon - one of only four remaining structures where the US Constitution was ratified in 1788 as well as Charleston’s most common destination for public slave auctions Marion Square - established as a parade ground for state arsenal and named for one of the founders of modern guerrilla warfare during the Revolution King Street - originally the main route of the city, now the upscale shopping street of Charleston HISTORIC RESIDENCES Rainbow Row - a group of 13 picturesque homes and storefronts along the Cooper River Architectural overview of historic homes from the 18th and 19th centuries (entry not included) Edmonston-Alston House Aiken-Rhett House Joseph Manigault House Heyward-Washington House Nathaniel Russell House Williams Mansion CHARLESTON WATERFRONT Waterfront Park Pier - originally home to wharfs and shipping terminals, now a lovely park with a wide pier that juts out into the harbor, perfect for relaxing and taking in the view Gadsden’s Wharf - the first destination for an estimated 100,000 enslaved Africans during the peak of the international slave trade OLD MOUNT PLEASANT The Old Village sits on the Charleston harbor and is known for its beautiful homes, moss-draped live oak trees and a small-town feel. The Old Village claims some of the best waterfront views of the Charleston area. Shem Creek - this popular waterfront destination with it’s own 2200-ft boardwalk is a favorite for locals, shrimpers and dolphins as well! ADDITIONALLY, CHOOSE FROM 1 of 2 AREA PLANTATIONS Boone Hall - one of America’s oldest plantations dating back to the 17th century, this 738-acre plantation still produces agricultural crops to this day McLeod Historic Site - a ‘middle class’ plantation with a 19th-century home as well as original slave quarters and outbuildings *cost of lunch not included

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What people are saying about Joseph Manigault House

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based on 935 reviews

Linda was our guide for this excellent walking tour of Charleston. She was so knowledgeable of the history of Charleston and just a pleasure to spend 2 hours with. Highly recommend Linda

Everything was perfect. Nice bus to an from mansion. Instructions to see all classes and yours in a timely manner were thorough. There were no mess ups. We enjoyed the tour very much

Eric was very knowledgeable and personable. We even learned the difference between a graveyard (located on a church property) and a cemetery (not on a church property).

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our expert tour guide, Eric, was as knowledgeable as he was entertaining. This is a tour you won't want to miss!!

The guide was knowledgeable, personable and enthusiastic. The tour gave us a good insight into old Charleston.