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Charleston Strolls Walk With History

History Tours

Tour Details

Price

Adults: Starting at $37
Child (4-12): Starting at $27
3 and under free

Schedule

10:00am and 2:00pm
Additional times open by demand

Duration

2h

Meeting Location

Mills House Hotel
115 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Ending Location

Tour ends within a few blocks from the starting point.

Max Group Size:

20

Kid-Friendly?

Yes

Activity Level

Moderate

Wheelchair Accessible

Yes

What’s Included?

  • Professional Guide
  • Historic walking tour through the historic and residential areas of downtown, visiting locations including the Four Corners of Law, Rainbow Row, the Battery, and more.

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Water

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation up to 24h in advance
  • Tours run rain or shine

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Tickets

  • Instant confirmation
  • Email & mobile tickets accepted

Tour Overview

Stroll through 300 years of Charleston history and hear the surprising stories behind our city’s rich and colorful past. This two-hour walking tour through America’s most charming historic district is sure to be the highlight of your visit to downtown Charleston.

The Essential Historic Sites

On this comprehensive tour you’ll learn about Rainbow Row, the Historic Waterfront Battery, Fort Sumter, Antebellum mansions, hidden gardens and courtyards, historic churches and graveyards, and our impactful Revolutionary and Civil War landmarks.

Passionate Experts

On our history tours, you’ll meet our most veteran and experienced tour guides. Professionally licensed and endlessly knowledgeable about our city, there’s a reason they have accumulated more than ten thousand 5-star reviews!

History Brought To Life

We skip the dry historical soundbites and focus instead on the engaging stories, interesting people and critical moments that help you appreciate and understand modern-day Charleston.

Get Oriented

Our knowledgeable, local staff will help you navigate the city, answer your questions and offer personalized recommendations for after your tour - giving you the best possible start to your visit.

A Way to Give Back

A portion of your ticket purchase is donated to the properties we tour, which means you’re helping preserve Charleston’s most historically significant landmarks, structures and sites for future generations.

Book With Confidence

The Lowest Price. Period.

Book directly on BulldogTours.com or call our office to get the best price on our tours. Find it cheaper? We'll refund the difference!

Free Cancellations

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL refund. We know that plans can change, that’s why we offer one of the most generous cancellation policies in the industry.

Great Tour Guarantee

If you don't have a great tour, let us know and we promise to make it right with a full refund or voucher for a future visit.

What Our Guests are Saying

We spent time with Gordon this week as we walked through historic neighborhoods of Charleston. We would have never seen some of the areas had we not been with him. The information he shared with us was interesting, to say the least! Would recommend for a first time visit to the area to get familiar with the city!

Tanya P - Tripadvisor

Wonderful walking tour! Our guide was so kind and knowledgeable, she took us on an amazing tour, sharing details of history, hidden anecdotes and more. Perfect experience to discover the city!

Alexandre - Tripadvisor

Bulldog Tours is a great way to get yourself oriented to the city. Really enjoyable walking tour of historic Charleston. Our tour guide Jack Kelly was very entertaining in the stories and history of Charleston and knowledgeable in the questions from the people on the tour. Highly recommend it!

Brian - Google Reviews
Facebook: 4.8 out of 1,462+ Reviews
Google: 4.5 out of 8,395+ Reviews
Travelers' Choice 2013 - 2021
Tripadvisor: 4.5 out of 8,060+ Reviews

A Brand You Can Trust

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  • Over 1.5 Million Guests Since 2001
  • 10,000+ 5-Star Reviews
  • $4.9 Million Donated to Charleston's Historic Sites

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • What do the Tour Activity Levels mean?

    • EASY – Walking tours are designed for a leisurely pace but may include uneven sidewalks, some stairs and a combination of walking and standing for up to two hours.
    • MODERATE – Tours will include a more active pace at times including stairs and uneven terrain. Expect to be on your feet for the duration of the tour covering a minimum of a mile and half of the area.
    • ACTIVE – A high physical activity level is required to walk and climb narrow stairs. This tour is not recommended for guests who require canes or walkers.

  • Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

    Advanced purchase is strongly recommended, as tours often sell out well in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance.

  • What if it rains?

    We present tours rain or shine, unless the conditions are dangerous. Charleston is famous for its summer afternoon passing showers.

  • Is the tour wheelchair- and/or stroller-accessible?

    Our downtown tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible, but it is advised that all guests take caution navigating the uneven terrain of Charleston.

  • How many stops?

    Guests will make several stops throughout their trip to hear stories, legends and facts about respective sites. Each tour guide’s route is unique, and will feature a number of stops depending on factors such as their route, the weather, and even your questions!

  • How much walking is involved?

    Our tours cover approximately one and a half miles of walking and we move at a relaxed and leisurely pace.

  • What if I am hard of hearing?

    Our professional guides are skilled public speakers and work hard to make sure everyone can hear during the tour. If you are hard of hearing, please let your guide know and we’ll ensure you get a front-row seat.

  • Is parking available?

    For Downtown Tours:
    There are a few precious metered parking spaces throughout the Historic District, though they require constant feeding. For our 10 pm tours, meter parking is free. Otherwise, we recommend parking in a paid lot, parking at the Visitors Center and riding the Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH), or parking in one of the garages around The City Market. Here are some suggestions:


    Charleston Parking
    51 PINCKNEY STREET CHARLESTON, SC 29401

    Cumberland Street Garage
    82 CUMBERLAND STREET CHARLESTON, SC 29401

    Concord/Cumberland Parking Garage
    1 CUMBERLAND STREET CHARLESTON, SC 29401

  • What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL refund. If you need to change or modify your tickets, simply call us at 843-722-TOUR (8687). We offer trip protection which ensures a refund within the 24 hours prior to the tour if you need to cancel.

  • What if I am unhappy with the tour?

    Our #1 priority at Bulldog Tours is giving great tours. If you don't have a great experience, let us know and we promise to make it right with a full refund or voucher for a future visit.

  • Are bathrooms available during the tour?

    Restrooms are available inside of the Mills House Hotel, and we encourage guests to take advantage of them before the tour begins. There is limited bathroom availability during the tour and our guides will not interrupt the tour for restroom stops.

  • Are tours offered only in English?

    Yes, we only offer tours in English at this time. Please email or call us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour.

  • Should I tip my Bulldog tour guide?

    If you feel your tour guide has provided a great experience, gratuities are encouraged— and welcomed—at the end of your tour. We believe that recognizing excellent service is a personal matter, though 15-20% of your booking fee is a good rule of thumb. Gratuities for your guide are always appreciated, but never expected.

  • What if I still have questions?

    We’re here to help! Simply call us at 843-722-TOUR (8687) if you have any additional questions or concerns.

PRIVATE GROUP TOURS

We’re happy to arrange private tours or build custom group tours for schools, corporate teams, non-profits, family reunions, and more. Simply contact us or call 843-722-8687 to book.

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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. As of today, Bulldog Tours has raised $5,419,287 for the preservation of our historic site affiliates in Charleston. Thank you for your generous support.

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