Historical Women of Charleston Tour


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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This tour explores historical Charleston from the perspective of the founding mothers and women. Go to the alleged execution site of the country’s first female serial killer and hear her story. Plus, visit the homes and sites of women’s rights activists, printers, artisans, madams, shopkeepers, and plantation owners throughout the city.


Learn about Charleston, a city once owned and controlled by women
See this historic town through a different perspective
Meet at a convenient location on Magazine Street
Wear comfortable walking shoes


Hear the stories of the beautiful, the bold, and the bad women who helped create the American dream.
We stand in the shadow of the Wentworth Mansion, the largest-standing palace in the city. We ask the question, "who were the most important women that lived on this street?"
The mother of old Charles Town, the mother of America, and the mother of modern Charleston: hear the stories of the Strong Women of the South.


Museum entry fee for the Philip Simmons House at 30-1/2 Blake Street.
Entry fee for the Halsey Gallery of Contemporary Art at 161 Calhoun Street.

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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.