Pineapple Fountain, Charleston

Pineapple Fountain, Charleston

Pineapple Fountain, Charleston: Our most recommended tours and activities

Charleston: History and Architecture Guided Walking Tour

1. Charleston: History and Architecture Guided Walking Tour

Experience the best of Charleston with this popular History and Architecture Tour of Charleston’s Historic Downtown. Take an immersive journey through secret alleys and colorful corridors, uncovering the city’s rich history and colorful architecture. Expert guides will provide fascinating insights into Charleston’s past and present, making this tour an unforgettable experience. The tour starts in the Historic Downtown. From there your guide will lead you through the South of Broad the French Quarter Districts with their charming architecture, cobblestone streets and historic homes, and finishes at the famous Pineapple Fountain. Highlights include visits to three hidden alleys, the beautiful wrought iron work on centuries old gates, visiting the interior of St Michaels Church, the Dock St Theatre and the Old Exchange (all subject to availability), famous Rainbow Row, bustling City Market and historic St Philip’s Church.

Charleston: Historic Downtown Food Tour with Tastings

2. Charleston: Historic Downtown Food Tour with Tastings

Sample southern cuisine from several world-class restaurants located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, and learn a little history while you do it. Enjoy VIP access as you skip the line into some of Charleston’s top restaurants while skipping the line. Sample some Charleston's signature plates like: hushpuppies, carrot cake, she-crab soup, oysters, and shrimp and grits. Between restaurant stops, your guide will walk you through Charleston’s beautiful cobblestone streets, passing by iconic landmarks such as the Old Exchange building and the Pineapple fountain at Waterfront Park. Each stop is not a full meal, but by the end of our tour the samples should equal a full portion of food. Each stop at food establishments should be around 20 minutes total with the entirety of the tour coming in at about 2 hours long. Please note, child tickets (ages 0 - 6) do not include food

The Best History Walking Tour in Charleston!

3. The Best History Walking Tour in Charleston!

We start by asking you what you want to learn, and what interests you. From Waterfront Park we head south to the famous Charleston Battery. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the old Live Oak trees, while listening to the history of the city from your own private historian. This is a discussion, not just a tour, so feel free to ask questions. There is not much we don't know about the city and the role it played in the shaping of our country. From Slavery, the Civil War, Southern Culture, and Santa Claus. You will hear the tales and anecdotes about this amazing city while seeing the most iconic sights. We'll show you the original defensive wall of Charleston, the Pineapple Fountain, and even where the large British Fort stood in the Revolutionary War. When we're done, you will be the proud new owner of the best souvenir you can take back home - knowledge!

Charleston: Pirates and Ghosts Guided Walking Tour

4. Charleston: Pirates and Ghosts Guided Walking Tour

Interested in exploring Charleston from the perspective of Pirates and Ghosts? Want to really immerse yourself in the history of this great Colonial city, right from the locations that started it all? You can get the best of both worlds with this 2 in 1, history-based guided tour of Charleston’s most infamous pirate and ghost stories, right from the streets they once (and still) roam. Notable stops are old pirate bars, haunted cemeteries and the old prison which housed many of the world’s most famous pirates. The tour will end at the old city jail which is only 2 blocks away from King St. Throughout the tour you will learn about the history of Pirates and Ghosts in Charleston. Learning about pirate battles from the likes of Blackbeard and the Gentleman pirates that resided in city as we stop at the Pineapple fountain, south of broad, and the Pink House. You will learn about spooky ghost stories that occurred right here in Charleston from throughout our stops at the Old Exchange building and the Old City Jail.

Charleston: Self-Guided Audio History Walking Tour

5. Charleston: Self-Guided Audio History Walking Tour

Enjoy a journey of over 300 years of history in Charleston on a self-guided walking tour. Explore the French Quarter’s iconic sights, Old Customs House, and more at your own pace with the magic of an audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Start your tour at the famous City Market and have a chance to grab a cup of coffee or a quick bite before stepping into a time machine to explore Charleston’s rich and fascinating past. Visit the scenic Pineapple Foundation in Waterfront Park, Old Exchange, and the Provost Building. Take a stroll down memory lane to visit some of the city’s oldest and best-preserved homes. Hear about the revolutionary Civil War and Charleston’s connection to the slave trade. Discover the facts about why George Washington stayed in the city for three days straight during his tour of the South. You will know the significance of the pineapple in the area. Walk through the beautiful lanes and hear the stories behind the famous buildings of Charleston. 

The French Quarter: GPS Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

6. The French Quarter: GPS Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Experience the beauty of the French Quarter of Charleston on a self-guided audio tour. You will receive the downloading instructions on your voucher after booking. Explore the area with an audio guide and visit famous attractions like Church Street, churches, and the Pineapple Fountain. Hear the stories of its alleys, old buildings, the Old Slave Market, Charleston Green, the Civil War, and more. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to the history of the town. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to see the sights. Feel free to stop in the shops or restaurants and try the local products of the place. Embark on a step-by-step tour through the picturesque alleyways and hidden treasures of the French Quarter by following a GPS audio guide on your smartphone.

Charleston in a Nutshell Private Driving Tour

7. 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.

The Best Private History Walking Tour in Charleston!

8. The Best Private History Walking Tour in Charleston!

This is a PRIVATE tour, for you and up to 20 of your friends! We start by asking you what you want to learn, and what interests you. From Waterfront Park we head south to the famous Charleston Battery. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the old Live Oak trees, while listening to the history of the city from your own private historian. This is a discussion, not just a tour, so feel free to ask questions. There is not much we don't know about the city and the role it played in the shaping of our country. From Slavery, the Civil War, Southern Culture, and Santa Claus. You will hear the tales and anecdotes about this amazing city while seeing the most iconic sights. We'll show you the original defensive wall of Charleston, the Pineapple Fountain, and even where the large British Fort stood in the Revolutionary War. When we're done, you will be the proud new owner of the best souvenir you can take back home - knowledge!

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Pineapple Fountain, Charleston: Our most recommended tours and activities

Charleston: History and Architecture Guided Walking Tour

Charleston: History and Architecture Guided Walking Tour

Experience the best of Charleston with this popular History and Architecture Tour of Charleston’s Historic Downtown. Take an immersive journey through secret alleys and colorful corridors, uncovering the city’s rich history and colorful architecture. Expert guides will provide fascinating insights into Charleston’s past and present, making this tour an unforgettable experience. The tour starts in the Historic Downtown. From there your guide will lead you through the South of Broad the French Quarter Districts with their charming architecture, cobblestone streets and historic homes, and finishes at the famous Pineapple Fountain. Highlights include visits to three hidden alleys, the beautiful wrought iron work on centuries old gates, visiting the interior of St Michaels Church, the Dock St Theatre and the Old Exchange (all subject to availability), famous Rainbow Row, bustling City Market and historic St Philip’s Church.

Charleston: Historic Downtown Food Tour with Tastings

Charleston: Historic Downtown Food Tour with Tastings

Sample southern cuisine from several world-class restaurants located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, and learn a little history while you do it. Enjoy VIP access as you skip the line into some of Charleston’s top restaurants while skipping the line. Sample some Charleston's signature plates like: hushpuppies, carrot cake, she-crab soup, oysters, and shrimp and grits. Between restaurant stops, your guide will walk you through Charleston’s beautiful cobblestone streets, passing by iconic landmarks such as the Old Exchange building and the Pineapple fountain at Waterfront Park. Each stop is not a full meal, but by the end of our tour the samples should equal a full portion of food. Each stop at food establishments should be around 20 minutes total with the entirety of the tour coming in at about 2 hours long. Please note, child tickets (ages 0 - 6) do not include food

The Best History Walking Tour in Charleston!

The Best History Walking Tour in Charleston!

We start by asking you what you want to learn, and what interests you. From Waterfront Park we head south to the famous Charleston Battery. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the old Live Oak trees, while listening to the history of the city from your own private historian. This is a discussion, not just a tour, so feel free to ask questions. There is not much we don't know about the city and the role it played in the shaping of our country. From Slavery, the Civil War, Southern Culture, and Santa Claus. You will hear the tales and anecdotes about this amazing city while seeing the most iconic sights. We'll show you the original defensive wall of Charleston, the Pineapple Fountain, and even where the large British Fort stood in the Revolutionary War. When we're done, you will be the proud new owner of the best souvenir you can take back home - knowledge!

Charleston: Pirates and Ghosts Guided Walking Tour

Charleston: Pirates and Ghosts Guided Walking Tour

Interested in exploring Charleston from the perspective of Pirates and Ghosts? Want to really immerse yourself in the history of this great Colonial city, right from the locations that started it all? You can get the best of both worlds with this 2 in 1, history-based guided tour of Charleston’s most infamous pirate and ghost stories, right from the streets they once (and still) roam. Notable stops are old pirate bars, haunted cemeteries and the old prison which housed many of the world’s most famous pirates. The tour will end at the old city jail which is only 2 blocks away from King St. Throughout the tour you will learn about the history of Pirates and Ghosts in Charleston. Learning about pirate battles from the likes of Blackbeard and the Gentleman pirates that resided in city as we stop at the Pineapple fountain, south of broad, and the Pink House. You will learn about spooky ghost stories that occurred right here in Charleston from throughout our stops at the Old Exchange building and the Old City Jail.

Charleston: Self-Guided Audio History Walking Tour

Charleston: Self-Guided Audio History Walking Tour

Enjoy a journey of over 300 years of history in Charleston on a self-guided walking tour. Explore the French Quarter’s iconic sights, Old Customs House, and more at your own pace with the magic of an audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Start your tour at the famous City Market and have a chance to grab a cup of coffee or a quick bite before stepping into a time machine to explore Charleston’s rich and fascinating past. Visit the scenic Pineapple Foundation in Waterfront Park, Old Exchange, and the Provost Building. Take a stroll down memory lane to visit some of the city’s oldest and best-preserved homes. Hear about the revolutionary Civil War and Charleston’s connection to the slave trade. Discover the facts about why George Washington stayed in the city for three days straight during his tour of the South. You will know the significance of the pineapple in the area. Walk through the beautiful lanes and hear the stories behind the famous buildings of Charleston. 

The French Quarter: GPS Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

The French Quarter: GPS Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Experience the beauty of the French Quarter of Charleston on a self-guided audio tour. You will receive the downloading instructions on your voucher after booking. Explore the area with an audio guide and visit famous attractions like Church Street, churches, and the Pineapple Fountain. Hear the stories of its alleys, old buildings, the Old Slave Market, Charleston Green, the Civil War, and more. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to the history of the town. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to see the sights. Feel free to stop in the shops or restaurants and try the local products of the place. Embark on a step-by-step tour through the picturesque alleyways and hidden treasures of the French Quarter by following a GPS audio guide on your smartphone.

Charleston in a Nutshell Private Driving Tour

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.

The Best Private History Walking Tour in Charleston!

The Best Private History Walking Tour in Charleston!

This is a PRIVATE tour, for you and up to 20 of your friends! We start by asking you what you want to learn, and what interests you. From Waterfront Park we head south to the famous Charleston Battery. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the old Live Oak trees, while listening to the history of the city from your own private historian. This is a discussion, not just a tour, so feel free to ask questions. There is not much we don't know about the city and the role it played in the shaping of our country. From Slavery, the Civil War, Southern Culture, and Santa Claus. You will hear the tales and anecdotes about this amazing city while seeing the most iconic sights. We'll show you the original defensive wall of Charleston, the Pineapple Fountain, and even where the large British Fort stood in the Revolutionary War. When we're done, you will be the proud new owner of the best souvenir you can take back home - knowledge!

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4.3
(7 reviews)

Very informative. A nice paced walk with a guide that enjoyed sharing history. Philip had a depth of the culture and his background in architecture and teaching made the tour fun and engaging. Would definitely recommend!

Outstanding - our guide, Cooper, was extremely knowledgeable and created a fun environment. We both learned and enjoyed the tour.

Paige was a wonderful guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the history and food tastings. Highly recommend!!

Philip was very personable and knowledgable on the history of Charleston. So glad we took the tour!

The guide was knowledgeable and friendly & gave additional tips for us to try