Take a journey through over 300 years of history on this walking tour around the colonial powerhouse known as Charleston.
The tour starts at the famous City Market, giving you a chance to grab a cup of coffee or a quick bite before we step into a time machine to explore Charleston’s rich and fascinating past. From there you’ll see many of the French Quarter’s iconic sights, including the Old Customs House, the scenic Pineapple Foundation in Waterfront Park, the Old Slave Mart, and The Old Exchange and Provost Building.
Our journey continues past Rainbow Row and its colorful houses, to Battery Park. Then it’s a stroll down memory lane to visit some of the city’s oldest and best preserved homes, to the Powder Magazine: the oldest surviving structure in Charleston.
Some of the nuggets you’ll hear along the way include:
• What role the city played in the Revolutionary and Civil War
• Charleston’s connection to the slave trade
• Why George Washington stayed here for three days straight during his tour of the South
• The significance of the pineapple in the South
• What Robert Smalls, Ann Bonny and DuBose Heyward have to do with Charleston
This tour is great for history buffs and curious visitors who want to hear the stories behind Charleston’s buildings.