Charleston Tours

Tour One - Historic Charleston

Adults $21
Children $12
90 minutes

The Historic Charleston Tour is a one-and-a-half-hour city tour that includes at least 100 points of interest about Charleston history, with a stop at Charleston’s picturesque Battery for closer views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter and Patriots Point. A great opportunity for waterfront photos, so be sure to bring your camera!

From the American Revolution to the Civil War and from pirates to ghosts, this tour will entertain you with 300 years of colorful Charleston history. You’ll learn the city’s pivotal role in our country’s history and see many historic and architecturally-significant sites such as Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake, the Old Exchange Building, many churches and Whitepoint Gardens.

The Historic Charleston Tour departs every 30 minutes, starting at 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.  March-November and until 2 p.m. December-February, from the Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Parking is available in the Charleston Visitorís Center parking lot or Republic Parking Garage.

For more information about the sites you’ll see on the tour, listen to Gray Line’s Charleston History Podcast.

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Tour Two - Historic Charleston and Historic Home

Adults $29
Children $17
2 hoursCharleston Home

Tour 2 adds the chance to visit a historic Charleston home to the end of the Historic Charleston Tour. Guests can explore the restored Joseph Manigault house, a National Historic Landmark constructed in 1803, that is one of the city’s most graceful and significant buildings. The home, built in the Federal Style, is a perfect example of a residence for a wealthy, 18th century rice planter’s family and slaves.  

This tour departs every 30 minutes, Monday through Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.  March-November and until 2 p.m. December-February , from the Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Parking is available in the Visitors Center parking garage. On Sundays, the Joseph Manigault house does not open until noon.  Parking is available in the Charleston Visitor's Center parking lot or Republic Parking Garage.

For more information about the sites you’ll see on the tour, listen to Gray Line’s Charleston History Podcast.

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Tour Three - Historic Charleston and
Ft. Sumter Tour or Harbor Tour

Adults $34
Children $19
3 hours for Harbor Tour
4 hours for Fort Sumter Tour Ft Sumter

Tour 3 combines the Historic Charleston tour with your choice of a cruise to Fort Sumter, where the first shot was fired in the Civil War, or a cruise around Charleston Harbor. Both narrated boat tours offer scenic views of the harbor and ocean, and insight into points of interest, including the new Ravenel Bridge, Fort Sumter, Patriots Point, Waterfront Park and the city’s busy seaport. The boat ride to Fort Sumter includes a stop at Fort Sumter National Monument, where historians provide detailed information about the Fort and its pivotal role in American history. Parking is available in the Charleston Visitorís Center parking lot or Republic Parking Garage.

For more information about the sites you’ll see on the tour, listen to Gray Line’s Charleston History Podcast.

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