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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus historic Philadelphia Alley, and many more.
  • Visit one of America’s most historic cities
  • Enjoy an historic walking tour of Charleston
  • Visit the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages
  • Small group ensures personal attention
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2-Hour Hidden Alleyways & Passages Guided Walking Tour of Charleston
Small-Group for a more personalized experience
Go "off the beaten path" and explore the history and beauty of Charleston's enchanting alleyways
See a few top Charleston sites along route such as Rainbow Row
Professional/Local Guide
Gratuities
122 E Bay St , 122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Please meet your tour guide on the North side of the Old Exchange Building where the benches are.

This activity will end right where it started.
This guided, narrated, educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins at the north side of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history featuring pirates, patriots and presidents alike, located at 122 East Bay Street.

Visit the city’s oftentimes forgotten alleys and hidden passages that barely pass for streets at all. See points of interest like Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States, the Heyward-Washington House museum and much more, including St. Philip's Episcopal Church.

Learn about Revolutionary and Civil War facts and anecdotes while you explore. End your tour near the starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Learn about the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rainbow Row
Learn about the history of Rainbow Row.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heyward-Washington House
Learn about the Heyward Washington House
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Alley
Hear the History of Philadelphia Alley
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Philip's Church
Learn about St Philips Church
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Pass by Charleston Waterfront Park
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lowcountry Walking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.

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  • "This visit is a must for all of the historical and current information that he provides." See review
  • "There should be an understanding that there will be a "drop off" point at about 1 hr 15 minutes where some of the group can leave without ado or embarrassment." See review

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star-5
Learning history can be fun!
Elana_M
, Nov 2021
Loved this tour! I learned a lot and Mark has to be the best tour guide I’ve ever had. Great storytelling, super knowledgeable and funny. We definitely saw areas we wouldn’t have seen wandering Charleston on our own.
star-5
Fantastic walk
Stephen_K
, Nov 2021
Wonderful walk and lots of information. Added a great deal to seeing the city from places missed by many. History of many areas was really interesting to hear.
star-5
Fabulous walking tour of hidden gems
Bridget_C
, Nov 2021
Jim was an excellent tour guide. He clearly has a passion for Charleston and the preservation of homes and history. Highly recommend this Alleys and Hidden passages tour.
star-5
Fun walking tour, small group
Jessica_L
, Nov 2021
Great way to see the city and hear the history of the area. Our guide was great and even gave us all his contact info for any questions we had while in Charleston!
star-5
Kay was so interactive...
Debbie_R
, Nov 2021
Kay was so interactive and connected so well with everyone on the tour!!! We learned so much about the history and the struggles of Charleston.
star-5
Alley history
ROBYN_S
, Nov 2021
Steve was a very informative upbeat tour guide. As a Charleston native he led us through many alleys and passageways giving interesting historical facts.
star-4
Fun. Educational Tour
GG_P
, Nov 2021
Our guide Steve was amazing. He was informative, personable and entertaining. He gave us a great history lesson.
star-5
Great tour!
Rachel_W
, Nov 2021
Our guide, Laurence, was so great! We were able to see so much and learn the history despite the rain!
star-5
Special Views of Charleston
Anne_D
, Nov 2021
Steve was a friendly, knowledgeable guide and native of Charleston. This tour provided unique and beautiful views and insights about Charleston we wouldn’t have received any other way.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Do this tour!
James_F
, Oct 2021
Really enjoyable tour, lots of beauty and lots of info. Fascinating to see the alleyways and tiny walkways and then to pop out by some fabulous homes. Thanks to Mark for an excellent event.

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