Charleston French Quarter Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour


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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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If you’re someone who likes to discover a new city but aren’t interested in the crowds or the pace of a standard tour, then this self-guided audio tour of Charleston is an excellent choice for you. You’ll explore the city’s historical French Quarter on foot at your own pace and on your own schedule. Using your phone, you’ll be guided through the city streets, hearing stories from pre-Civil War times up to the present.


Ideal for travelers who need freedom and flexibility guided tours don't offer
See the Old Slave Market and Pineapple Fountain
Unlock a virtual tour that you can replay anytime after the first tour
Stop and visit each site as much and as long as you like


Originally built in 1841 and it was modeled after the Temple of the Wingless Victory in Athens, Greece, the Charleston City Market is a must see. And great place to find a bite to eat.
Here you'll discover the City Market and hear the story of the confederate museum. We will not go in.
If you take the tour between 9:30am and 5pm you can walk through the Charleston City Market.
We will stop by the entrance and hear the story of the Powder magazine, one of the oldest buildings in Charleston. The tour does not go in but you can pause the tour and enter.
We will stop outside the church. We will not enter. You'll hear the story of the church. and it's history. Also we will stop by the Pirate house a few doors down and discover the history of pirates in Charleston.
We wills top by the church but not go in. You'll hear the story of their persecution in France and how they fled to the new world.
We will stop by and hear it's story. Way back on February 12th, 1736 the original Dock Street Theater opened. And it was the first building in America built exclusively for theatrical performances.
This old house was a pirate tavern, a law firm and now a gallery. And some say it's haunted. We will stop by the outside and hear it's story.
Unfortunately Charleston has quite the history in the slave trade. This building once held a slave auction house. We stop by the front and hear it's story but do not enter.
It's a beautiful alley with a long history. And it's off the beaten path not often discovered by tourists. We will walk through Philadelphia alley and hear it's history and the history of why they call it the Duelers alley.
We will pass Lodge Alley, the oldest street in Charleston, and then walk down Vendue Range to the park.
The waterfront was once a place no one visited. Today it's a hot spot for toursits and locals. We will enter the park, see echo rock and walk to the Pineapple fountain. Along the way you'll hear the parks history.
This iconic fountain is a. must see. And you'll learn why pineapples are so important in the Holy City. Tour ends here.


WalknTours Solo Smart Phone guided tour
After the tour you will unlock a 'Virtual Walk' of the tour. Listen to the stories anytime.

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.