Welcome to Holy City History Tours!

    Our Tours

    Strong Women of the South History Tour

    Free People of Color History Tour

    Charleston History Walk South of Broad

    About Us

    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 Reviews

    •   I loved it. He is a wonderful & colorful guide that truly respected people from history. He was open about all people and their strengths. He seemed to truly believe we all have equal rights to freedom. I loved it.

      thumb Sharon
    •   Larry is really enthusiastic, knowledgeable, inclusive and engaged with the role of “strong women” in the history of the region. He brought it to life for our group. The time flew by. With so much of the tours focuses on the actions of men, this tour really was refreshing and illuminating. Highly recommended for the fresh storytelling and subject.

      thumb Lyle
    •   Larry is quiet the story teller; very engaging. So glad I choose this tour. Learned so much and would highly recommend it.

      thumb Grace
    •   Larry is beyond knowledgeable on a variety of topics. My sister and I took the tour about women in Charleston, and their contributions to society. Not only was Larry able to answer all of our questions with no hesitation, but he also provided us with information on a range of topics that we would have never known, or even thought to ask. I would nightly recommend anyone to take one of Larry’s walking tours, and will definitely be taking another one of his tours when I am back in town.

      thumb Shaneah
    •   Larry is a great guide. Has a unique personality that makes the experience fun. He is very knowledgeable and quite a character! His stories were very entertaining!

      thumb Maureen
    •   Larry is super special. This was a tour you can’t get from just anyone. I highly recommend this tour- I learned and saw a lot!

      thumb Roze
    •   Larry is an interesting storyteller. We had a leisurely walk, heard interesting stories and enjoyed a local coffee shop. Fun time.

      thumb Gail
    •   Interesting perspective. Larry had a done a lot of research about the (ignored) role of women in this regions history. Eye opener..m

      thumb Joris
    •   Our tour with Larry was so much fun! We were fortunate to be the only four folks on the tour so we got some really special time to talk with him about all the interesting info he was presenting. It was so nice to learn about some of the unrecognized ladies of Charleston who did extraordinary things during their lifetimes. Would highly recommend this tour....just don't be put off by Larry's Santa Claus,/ZZ Top look! He really knows his stuff!

      thumb Heidi
    •   Larry knows his subject well and he has excellent storytelling skills and excellent knowledge of historical characters as they relate to the tour topic . It was a cold, wet day and he was so engaging that we didn’t mind the weather at all.

      thumb Kareneve