Historic Charleston Tour


Historic Charleston

Take our free Historic Charleston Tour by Free Tours by Foot. Experience Charleston and learn the epic story of the city’s role in history.
Horario: Daily
Duración: 2 hours

This page provides details of our free Historic Charleston Walking Tour, including tips on directions, times, and sights covered.


Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the country. This tour will take you on a journey from the past to the present.

An overview of Charleston’s history is explored, from the first Carolinian and the settling of Charles Towne, to the churches and spires that give the Holy City its nickname, and chats people and things that make Charleston tick today.

This tour will open your eyes to the trials, tribulations, and jubilation of Charleston.

Join Free Tours by Foot as we cross cobblestone streets and cut through back alleys, all while discovering the hidden gems, beautiful mansions, elegant churches not to mention a few graveyards of Charleston's historic center. 

It's the epic story of Charleston's role in American and world history.

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Sights we cover on the tour:

*discussed from afar

Información sobre el viaje

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more should review our group booking policy.

Charleston city regulations allow only 20 participants (including children) per tour guide.  This is a hard cap.  Reservations are required and must be an accurate number of persons, regardless of age.

Where:  Tour meets at the SE corner of Church Street and Linguard Street, next to Tommy Condon's Restaurant (map).  Look for your guide in orange!  

Tour ends at the intersection of Broad and Meeting Streets (map).

Duración: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1.5 miles (2k) in distance.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.

Though our tours work on a pay-what-you-like basis, we must charge $3 upfront cost per ticket to cover an admin fee and the tour tax that the City of Charleston imposes per participant on any tour within the city plus the administrative fees to handle.

When: View our Calendar

GPS Enabled Self Guided Tour of Charleston

Can't make one of our guided tours? No problem, we have recorded some of our best tour guides giving their tours and put them on a GPS-enabled app. 

We have partnered with Atlantis Audio Tours to provide you with a convenient way to experience our tours. 

Each tour offers an offline option to view the map and hear the audio of each walk so that you don't need to have GPS maps running with the app.

Here is how it works:

  1. Purchase a tour on our booking page.
  2. Receive a confirmation email with all the details.
  3. Enjoy the tour(s).

Listen to a sample of our Historic Charleston Tour.

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