The Battery, Charleston Meet the locals

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Charleston: Strolls Walking Tour

1. Charleston: Strolls Walking Tour

A Charleston classic since 1979, this two-hour walking tour through America’s most charming historic district is sure to be the highlight of your visit to historic Charleston. Join a local guide on this walking tour and receive a wealth of historical information and “insider tips” on where to stay, dine, and things to do. Let the knowledgeable tour guide show you some of Charleston’s most famed landmarks as well as give you glimpses of this historic city that you can only see on foot. The pace of the walking tour is leisurely and the guides are there to answer any questions that you may have as you stroll through the cradle of southern charm and hospitality. Visit some of Charleston's most notable landmarks including Rainbow Row, the Waterfront Battery, Antebellum Mansions as well as points of interest from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Get amazing views of Fort Sumter and discover hidden gardens, courtyards, historic churches, and graveyards. 

Charleston: The Edmonston-Alston House Walking Tour

2. Charleston: The Edmonston-Alston House Walking Tour

Charleston's history and unique way of life can be greatly attributed to its location on a small peninsula bounded by two rivers. The southern tip of this peninsula, known as the Battery, has become one of the city's most treasured sites and no visit to Charleston would be complete without touring this historic district. Starting and ending at the Edmondston-Alston House, take an hour-long guided walking tour South of Broad Street, learning not only about the area's rich history, but further about the extended Alston family during the years before the Civil War. Your experience will conclude with a 30-minute tour of the Edmondston-Alston House, which is constructed in lush Greek Revival style, evocative of a classic antebellum architectural trend. Constructed in 1825, the house commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor and 90% of the home's furnishings were originally owned by the family.

Charleston: History Walking Tour with a Guide

3. Charleston: History Walking Tour with a Guide

Explore the 300 years old history of Charleston on a private walking tour with a guide. Stroll through the streets and see the Waterfront Park, Charleston battery, the harbor, and other famous sights. You will start the tour at the Waterfront Park and head towards the south to the famous Charleston battery. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to the history of the city from your historian guide. During the tour, feel free to ask any questions to your guide about the city. You will know the tales and anecdotes about the city while passing by the most iconic sights like the defensive wall of Charleston and the Pineapple Fountain. Finally, you can stop at the colorful shops to buy a souvenir before the end of the tour. 

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What people are saying about The Battery, Charleston

Entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide. We truly enjoyed the tour and get it was one of the best we have had on our many travels. I would highly recommend.

The guide was very knowledgable and easy to understand. He took us to see churches houses graveyards...quite a lot to see!