Charleston historical walking tour with a Professor of History at The Citadel


Free cancellation

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

Duration3 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Unlike many tour companies in town that allow up to 20 people in each group, my Charleston tour is guaranteed to have no more than 12. The most unique aspect of my tour is the high level of historical professionalism that I deliver to my guests. Earning a Ph.D. in history meant spending thousands of hours reading and researching primary sources in the South Carolina archives. I use the knowledge that I have obtained from that hard work and pass it off to you on the tour. Because I limit the number of guests to 12 and offer a tour that is 45 minutes longer than most in town, you will receive a degree of exclusivity and historical depth that is far greater than what is offered by the larger tour companies in Charleston.


The historic Mills House Hotel played an important role in the early part of the American Civil War.
Learn about the first theatre built in North America and the infamous characters associated with it's history.
One of the oldest buildings in Charleston, circa 1712
Historic square in Charleston with multiple monuments.
Learn about the evolution of this beautiful building that once served as a meat market and bank before becoming City Hall
Learn about what was once the old South Carolina statehouse.
Learn about the fascinating history of Charleston's oldest church edifice, completed in 1761.
See where George Washington stayed while visiting Charleston in 1791.
See the last public building built by the British in North America and where the Constitution was ratified in 1788.
Learn about the rich history of French Huguenot's in Charleston and the first church built in the Gothic Revival style.
Take in the beauty and charm of the French Quarter in Charleston.
Learn about the building where the seeds of disunion were sown and hear about America's connection to Greek Revival architecture.
See where the first shots of the Civil War were fired! We do not go out to the fort, we take a look at it from the Battery on Charleston Harbor.


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Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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.