Pice: $35 per person
Private Groups: $280 for up to 10 people
Duration: 2 hours
Starting Location: 122 East Bay Street. We meet in front of the benches at the corner of East Bay Street and Gillon Street.
The Charleston Walking & Storytelling Tour is an exploration of Charleston that highlights the women and men who helped found Charleston and the United States.
Did you know, without the pirates and patriots of Charleston, the United States may not exist today?
We start our experience in front of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of Charleston’s oldest and most historical buildings. Learn about George Washington’s visit in 1791, and the dungeon’s prisoners who met their fate.
Next, we venture to the Old Slave Mart where Africans were sold into slavery. Learn how the slave trade really worked, and how free people of color witted and gritted their way out of slavery.
Next, we turn inward and walk through Charleston’s South of Broad neighborhood. Learn about the man George Washington and Thomas Jefferson said was the true father of America. Stand on the same grounds where many pirates and robber barons met their fate. Learn the true stories of how pirates looted and plundered to make their way.
Last, we venture up East Bay Street, passing Rainbow Row. Behold gorgeous mansions, and witness breathtaking views of the Charleston Harbor and White Point Garden. Walk in the footsteps of pirates and their captors.
“Great! An entertaining and informative tour, I like the integration of parts of our culture, women, people of color…that are often left out of tours rooted in colonial history.”
“The things I wanted to see – The Battery, Rainbow Row, etc. – is already included in the tour – and that saved us time and effort from having to find these popular tourist attractions on our own.”
“So fun! Very different tour because the historical details shared the human experience.”
Parking And Transportation Options
- Surface parking lot across from 10 Gillon Street. Each parking space is metered and has a maximum time limit of 4 hours. Metered spots are free after 6PM everyday and free all day on Sundays.
- Prioleau Street Parking Garage located at 25 Prioleau Street.
- Uber/Lyft/Taxi Services are available both downtown and in the surrounding areas.
- Public transportation from CARTA. You can find the best route using the Transit App.