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Historical Charleston Tour with Optional Joseph Manigault House Visit

Highlights
  • Walk and ride on an air-conditioned minibus, convenient on hot days
  • See 100-plus sights, including Fort Sumter, and experience some up-close
  • Explore with a guide to learn more about the numerous historic sites
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Historical Charleston Tour with Optional Joseph Manigault House Visit
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Overview
Pack in 300-plus years of American history on this walking and minibus tour of charming Charleston. Get a comprehensive city overview, seeing more than 100 historic points of interest while experiencing some sights up-close. This guided educational itinerary saves time for exploration, and offers scenic views and photo ops of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. After touring Charleston’s Historic District, you can upgrade for a visit to the Joseph Manigault House.
What to Expect

Head to the Charleston Visitor Center, where the tour begins. From there, make your first stop at Charleston’s former city walls and battery. As you walk around Charleston’s Historic District, be sure to snap photos of the scenic harbor and Fort Sumter.

Continue to some of Charleston’s most important historic sites while your guide helps you learn about their role in American history. You pass Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States, and highlights like the Old Exchange Building, one of South Carolina’s most historic buildings. You also see the Charleston City Market, a 200-year-old market that spans four city blocks. By tour’s end you’ll have seen more than 100 historic points of interest.

Your tour ends at the starting point, though you can easily upgrade to include a short visit to the Joseph Manigault House, an antebellum house museum.

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1 - 5 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Booked by mistake, but really enjoyed

I booked this tour via Viator and thought I had booked a walking tour. After some initial disappointment, my group was so happy we did this one instead. We saw so much more than we would have walking. This was my third trip to Charleston,...More

5  Thank kjscap
Reviewed 12 March 2018
Lots of History on the Tour

The guide was great and shared lots of history of the beautiful city of Charleston. Sadly we would have preferred that it covered more of the downtown and waterfront area than the residential area. Being enclosed in a bus you couldn't see the buildings being...More

2  Thank mgalex
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile
Second time touring, better than the first (which was great too)

We have been to Charleston twice, and both times taken Gray line tours. The first year we did a city tour and a harbor tour. This time around the harbor tour wasn’t running (January Weather) so we did the city tour and Joseph Manigault house....More

2  Thank Angela C
Reviewed 30 November 2017
An exercise in self-restraint

I was literally thrilled to have been able to make it to Charleston after so much planning and anticipation. There is no way I could have been disappointed by anything that happened or saw there notwithstanding this guided bus tour of the Holy City. The...More

3  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 27 November 2017
Difficult to see things from the bus

The view from the bus is really bad. I was able to see a few things, but my husband who was seated on an aisle seat saw very little. It was a terrible waste of money. Next time we will do a carriage tour so...More

1  Thank Castles124
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