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Charleston's African American History and Heritage

History Tours

300 years of trials and contributions

It's been said that no other culture has contributed more to the heritage and history of the Lowcountry than that of West Africa. Join us to explore the influence and experience of African Americans in Charleston from the brutality of slavery, through the struggle and oppression of Jim Crow, to the fight for civil rights. Highlighted in this two-hour walking tour are sites of African American significance including: the Aiken Rhett House, Mother Emanuel AME Church and the Philip Simmons Prayer Garden.

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Liberty Square (340 Concord St. Charleston)

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Sustaining Charleston's Historic Places

A portion of your ticket purchase is invested back into the properties we tour, ensuring that Charleston’s most historically significant landmarks, structures, sites, and stories endure. Thank you for your generous support.

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