Charleston History Tour including Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake

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USD3700

Free cancellation

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

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

This guided educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins with a look at the city’s former walls—and a stop at the Battery, a landmark defensive sea wall and promenade. It was named for an American Civil War coastal defense artillery battery at the site. Take in spectacular views of Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean; Fort Sumter, which is noted for two battles of the Civil War and Patriots Point on Charleston Harbor, home of the USS Yorktown, a World War II aircraft carrier.
Learn about Charleston’s pivotal role in American history along the way, from the American Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Pass by Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; historic Colonial Lake; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building, and White Point Garden, at the end of the Battery in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. 
Also, see St. Phillips Episcopal Church, a National Historic Landmark; Historic Charleston City Market, a 200-year-old city market that covers four downtown blocks plus more than 100 other points of interest.
An optional upgrade is available to include a guided tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House, a historic house museum and one of Charleston's most exquisite antebellum structures or the Charleston Museum.

Highlights

See multiple points of interest, including Rainbow Row and Colonial Lake
Take in great views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter, and Patriots Point
Learn about the city’s pivotal role in America's history from your professional guide
Upgrade option available to include a tour of the famous Joseph Manigault House or Charleston Museum

Itinerary

Enjoy a guided tour of Charleston by mini-coach and learn about the city’s significant history. With your professional guide, explore the former city walls; visit the famous Battery Waterfront district; and stop at Charleston’s picturesque Battery Sea Wall for closer views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter and Patriots Point.
This tour will entertain you with more than 300 years of Charleston’s rich history, from the American Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Learn from your guide about the city’s pivotal role in America's history with visits to famous sites such as Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake, the Old Exchange Building and Whitepoint Gardens.
You'll also see St Phillips Episcopal Church, the Public Market and more than 100 other points of interest. It's a great comprehensive overview of this charming historical city!
Upgrade: Charleston Tour with a visit to the Joseph Manigault House:Upgrade your tour to include a visit to the restored Joseph Manigault House, a historic Charleston home constructed in 1803. Designed by architect Gabriel Manigault for his brother, Joseph, this 3-story, Federal-style brick townhouse reflects the lifestyle of the wealthy 19th-century rice-planting family and slaves who lived there. Explore this National Historic Landmark with your guide and discover why it’s considered one of the city’s most elegant and historically significant buildings in the city.
Visit the Joseph Manigault House (if upgrade option purchased at checkout)
Admission included to the Charleston Museum (if upgrade option purchased at checkout)
See St Philips Church
See Old Market
See Four Corners of Law
See Rainbow Row
See Battery & White Point Gardens
See Colonial Lake
Historic home located in downtown Charleston
See Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

Inclusions

Optional upgrade to include Admission to Charleston Museum
90-minute Narrated Historic Mini-Coach Tour of Charleston
Optional upgrade to include Admission to Joseph Manigault House
Professional Driver/Guide
See over 100 Points of Interest including Rainbow Row, Old Exchange Building and Whitepoint Gardens

Exclusions

Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • 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.