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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus historic Philadelphia Alley, and many more.
  • Visit one of America’s most historic cities
  • Enjoy an historic walking tour of Charleston
  • Visit the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages
  • Small group ensures personal attention
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2-Hour Hidden Alleyways & Passages Guided Walking Tour of Charleston
Small-Group for a more personalized experience
Go "off the beaten path" and explore the history and beauty of Charleston's enchanting alleyways
See a few top Charleston sites along route such as Rainbow Row
Professional/Local Guide
Gratuities
122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This guided, narrated, educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins at the north side of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history featuring pirates, patriots and presidents alike, located at 122 East Bay Street.

Visit the city’s oftentimes forgotten alleys and hidden passages that barely pass for streets at all. See points of interest like Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States, the Heyward-Washington House museum and much more, including St. Philip's Episcopal Church.

Learn about Revolutionary and Civil War facts and anecdotes while you explore. End your tour near the starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Learn about the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rainbow Row
Learn about the history of Rainbow Row.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heyward-Washington House
Learn about the Heyward Washington House
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Alley
Hear the History of Philadelphia Alley
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Philip's Church
Learn about St Philips Church
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Pass by Charleston Waterfront Park
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lowcountry Walking Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.

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  • "This visit is a must for all of the historical and current information that he provides." See review
  • "There should be an understanding that there will be a "drop off" point at about 1 hr 15 minutes where some of the group can leave without ado or embarrassment." See review

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star-5
Excellent walking tour
Mark_W
, May 2021
Jim is a great tour guide with tons of knowledge of Charleston now and days gone by. We really enjoyed the entire 2 hours! All 8 in our party highly recommend!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
It is so great to hear that you all enjoyed Jim's tour so much! He will be so happy to hear it. Hopefully, we will get another chance to walk with you all again soon!
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star-4
A good tour, but more architecture than history
Kate_B
, May 2021
It's an interesting tour, but I was told it would have as much history as other walking tours and I don't think it did. It was more of an architectural tour, than a history tour. How do you have a history tour that doesn't mention Ft. Sumpter or slavery?
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you so much for your review. We are always looking for ways to improve our tours and feedback like yours is very helpful. We regret that the specific topics covered on the tour did not fully meet your expectations and would love to offer you a complimentary tour the next time you are in town. We hope you will return to our beautiful city soon and that you will give us the opportunity to exceed your expectations next time.
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Wonderful History Lesson
Lynne_R
, May 2021
Jim our tour guide was so knowledgeable and helpful. He answered all of our questions and even emailed me later with information about the Gateway Walk. Will definitely join more tours by this company- as a history buff, I give them 5 stars!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you so much, Lynne! Jim takes great pleasure in connecting with each and every one of his guests in a personal way. We are so grateful for your 5 star rating. It means everything to us that you enjoyed the tour so much. We hope to have the opportunity to walk with you again soon!
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star-5
Great experience!
Sarah_O
, May 2021
Jim was a fantastic tour guide. A very informative and interesting tour. I would highly recommend it!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
We are lucky to have a great team of passionate guides like Jim who do their very best to bring the history of Charleston to life for visitors and locals alike. We are so glad you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back again soon!
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star-5
Great walking tour in Charleston
Steven_F
, May 2021
Wendy was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable and entertaining. Tour included hidden alleys, but also a good overview of the history of Charleston and even a few good pirate stories.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you so much, Steven! We are so lucky to have a great team of passionate guides, a lot of whom are educators like Wendy. We are so glad you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Enjoy Charleston With a Certified Guide
Janis
, Apr 2021
Steve Bailey is a certified guide who gave us a comprehensive understanding of Charleston’s history. He answered numerous questions easily & thoroughly. He kept the 2-hour walk interesting and knew how to engage the entire group of 12.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you SO much for your complimentary review and for recommending our tour to others. Steve will be thrilled to know he was able to deliver such a notable experience. We look forward to sharing another walk with you soon!
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star-5
Fantastic tour!
Kim_M
, Apr 2021
Our guide Steve reveled so many hidden facts about Charleston! We have been visiting the city for the past 20 years and have never bothered to take a guided tour....what a mistake! Steve was so personable and knowledgeable that we can’t wait to come back and take one of the other walking tours.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you so much, Kim! We are lucky to have a great team of passionate guides, a lot of whom are native Charlestonians like Steve. We are so glad you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Jim’s Tour
Chelsey_M
, Apr 2021
Jim was great. He has so much knowledge and took us to so many locations - it was so enjoyable to check out all of the history!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for choosing us to tour with, and for your kind review. Reading such wonderful comments inspires us to continue to provide amazing experiences for all of our guests. We hope to walk with you again soon!
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star-5
Very worthwhile tour
hinde_j
, Apr 2021
We loved hearing about the history of Charleston. Steve kept us all interested. Great guide and great tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words about your tour with Steve! We agree that a walking tour with one of our passionate and "in the know" guides is a great way to get acclimated to the city. We hope you will join us again, we are confident we can impress you a second time!
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Charleston back street tour
Nicolette_M
, Apr 2021
Our tour guide was excellent he was extremely knowledgeable and fun I would definitely recommend this tour
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your feedback! It means everything to us that you loved the tour so much that you would recommend it to others. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of your company on another walk soon!
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