Frequently Asked Questions
Our walking tour is an overview of Charleston’s history, culture, architecture, gardens and much more. We cover about 18 city blocks through the most historic part of our city. The tour spans 350 years from our Colonial era to our modern day preservation efforts and the recent restoration that led to our being the most historically preserved city in America. If there are topics that you want more detail about, please let us know!
Our group tours cost $20 per person and might have as many as 20 people on them, the maximum allowed by City Ordinance. Private tours are seasonally priced and may be arranged for a smaller group. Reservations for all tours are always required.
There is a public parking garage close to the starting point at 85 Queen Street and another garage just beyond it in the next block. Street parking is not advised.
We gladly accept families with young children in strollers and visitors in wheelchairs or scooters, although we caution our guests that Charleston’s sidewalks are notoriously old and uneven. A few spots along the tour route are difficult to access but we always seem to manage!
Our tour times are listed on our Book a Tour Page. Each tour lasts a little over 2 hours and covers about 2.5 miles. We begin in Washington Park next to City Hall at 80 Broad Street, and usually end at the Dock Street Theater at the corner of Church and Queen Streets. There is a map on the Book a Tour page.
We’re very sorry, but dogs are not allowed on our tours unless they are registered service dogs.
Our tours run rain and shine, except in the event of severe weather. Please plan accordingly! Summer tours can be very hot, so please bring water with you.