Welcome to Holy City History Tours

Holy City History Tours has been dedicated since our founding to telling the stories of the women and men who were written out of the history books. We bring the stories of these forgotten figures to life with informative entertainment. Each tour showcases Charlestonians who endured enormous hardships, overcame nearly impossible circumstances, and helped propel society into the future. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry, and sometimes you feel awe-inspired. With each tour, we aim to give each guest a real and authentic experience of Charleston and its history.

Our Tours

Click on each tour for an expanded description and availability.



Included Add-Ons:

Halsey Gallery Of Contemporary Art

Admission to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at 161 Calhoun Street.

Philip Simmons Foundation

Admission to the Philip Simmons House at 30-1/2 Blake Street.


COVID-19 Waiver

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COVID-19 Guidelines

In compliance with re-opening guidelines set forth by the accelerateSC task force, the City of Charleston, and the Charleston tourism community, we are implementing the following safety precautions:

  • Tours will be limited to 10 people plus the guide. No exceptions.
  • While touring, guests are required to stay 6 feet apart from each other.
  • Guests are required to bring and wear a face mask during the duration of the tour.
  • Guests must sign a waiver before the tour begins stating they have not exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. The link to the waiver is on our home page.
  • All of our guides will wear a face mask while in close proximity to guests and will be equipped with complimentary hand sanitizer.