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Charleston Strolls Holiday Walking Tour

History Tours

Tour Details

Price

ADULT: Starting at $45
CHILD (4-12): Starting at $35
3 AND UNDER FREE

Schedule

9:00am and 3:00pm
Additional times open by demand

Duration

2h

Meeting Location

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

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

Max Group Size:

20

Kid-Friendly?

Yes

Activity Level

Easy

Wheelchair Accessible

Yes

What’s Included?

  • Historic holiday-themed walking tour through the historic and residential areas of downtown, visiting locations including the Four Corners of Law, the Battery and an abbreviated tour of the Edmondston-Alston museum house.

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Water

What to Bring

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes

Cancellation Policy

  • Free Cancellation up to 24h in Advance
  • Rain or Shine

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Tickets

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Email & Mobile Tickets Accepted

Tour Overview

A FESTIVE, JOYFUL WALK THROUGH THE HOLY CITY

Enjoy the holiday spirit and seasonal decorations on the two-hour Charleston Strolls Holiday Walking Tour of the historic district. Tour where carriages and motorcoaches are not allowed, and take a fascinating walking tour with stories and traditions revealing Charleston’s rich history and colorful past. Visit the Four Corners of Law and The Battery while also seeing private neighborhoods dressed in their holiday finery. Throughout December, the Charleston Strolls Holiday Tour includes an abbreviated tour of the Edmondston-Alston House - the only Charleston house museum with a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. The house, built c. 1825 and renovated in 1838, contains pieces original to the family. Guests will get a glimpse of 19th century Charleston with the mansion decorated in Christmas splendor.

The Essential Historic Sites Decorated for the Season

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

Available for a Limited Time

Only during the holiday season are we able to offer this tour combined with the exclusive visit to the Edmonston-Alston Museum House.

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!

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

Linda was a fabulous tour guide. Highly knowledgeable and personable with a great passion for Charleston and Christmas history. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour!

Boone - Google Reviews

Our tour guide in Charleston for our walking historical tour was AMAZING! Her name is Ann and she is a wealth of knowledge about this town where she was born and raised. She is so very classy and really couldn’t imagine a better tour or person to give it. I would highly recommend her and the company she represents!

Ashley - Facebook 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?

    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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