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Fort Sumter/Charleston Strolls Tour Package

History Tours

Tour Details

Price

Adults: Starting at $70
Child (4-12): Starting at $48
3 and Under: Free

Schedule

Two separate tours
10:00am and 2:00pm (History Tour)
Fort Sumter Tour scheduled independently

Duration

2h (History Tour)
3h (Fort Sumter Tour)

Meeting Location

History Tour:
Mills House Hotel
115 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Fort Sumter Tour:
Liberty Square
340 Concord Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Ending Location

You'll return to the starting point after your tour ends.

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 Road, the Battery, and more.
  • Boat tour to and from Fort Sumter

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

CHARLESTON'S 300 YEARS OF HISTORY - BY LAND AND SEA

Join Bulldog Tours and Fort Sumter Tours for this one-of-a-kind tour combo experiencing the best Charleston has to offer on the water and on land. Purchase price includes a tour of Fort Sumter and a historic walking tour, Charleston Strolls. Please note this is not a combined tour, but rather a discounted price for two of Charleston's most popular tours.

Fort Sumter Boat Tour:

Fort Sumter Tours is an authorized National Park Service concessioner. Once aboard, you will experience a relaxing 30 minute cruise to historic Fort Sumter. You will learn about the events which led to the outbreak of America’s most bloody war. When you arrive you will be greeted by National Park Service Rangers, who will provide further details about Fort Sumter and its pivotal role in the American Civil War. After your roughly one hour visit, you will enjoy a soothing cruise back to your departure point.

Charleston Strolls Walk with History:

Hear the stories and traditions revealing Charleston’s rich history 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 historic Charleston. Tour highlights may include Rainbow Row, Historic Waterfront Battery, Antebellum Mansions, hidden gardens and courtyards, historic churches and graveyards, and Revolutionary and Civil War landmarks.

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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

Took the first trip of the day out to Fort Sumter and was pleasantly surprised to be able to participate in raising the flag at the fort. Very cool experience! Ferry ride was nice, the ranger gave excellent and informative information about the fort on the ride out there, and the 1 hour time at the fort was just enough time to explore the grounds and check out the museum. On the way back to the mainland we even saw dolphins! Fantastic way to spend the morning.

Kevin - 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

Beautiful boat ride on the Charleston Harbor. Excellent presentation by the National Park Ranger at Fort Sumter. Well worth it!

Robert - Tripadvisor
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

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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. Both the boat ride and tour of Ft. Sumter are accessible.

  • How many stops?

    Charleston Strolls: 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!

    Ft. Sumter: Guests will board the boat to Ft. Sumter, tour the fort and return to the dock from which they departed.

  • 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?

    Yes, we have a free restroom at our office for your convenience and most tours have regular opportunities to use the restroom throughout the tour.

  • 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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