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Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages

  • Book now to guarantee your spot on this once-a-day tour
  • See hidden passages and alleyways you wouldn’t be able to find on your own
  • Visit a restaurant where George Washington ate
Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages
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2:00pm Alley's and PassagewaysMost Popular
Come explore some of Charleston's most enchanting alleys and hidden passages on this small group tour. This tour departs at 2:00pm from the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon!
9:30am Alley's and Passageways
Come explore some of Charleston's most enchanting alleys and hidden passages on this small group tour. This tour departs at 9:30am from the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon!

Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this walking tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages, offered only a few times a day. Your guide knows the quickest routes around the city to show you multiple highlights in just a few hours. Plus, some of the passageways are so hidden, you’d never see them without someone to show you the way.   

What to Expect
Your tour of Charleston’s alleys and hidden passages starts at the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, which was built in 1771. Meet your guide, and set out on your journey through the city.

As you go, listen to fun facts about Charleston’s past and present. See Rainbow Row, one of the longest clusters of Georgian row houses in the United States and the Heyward-Washington House. Stroll along one of the city’s oldest streets, Longitude Lane, and discover mysterious spots such as Stoll’s Alley. Pop into McCrady's, a place where George Washington once ate.

Your guide will also tell you about Charleston during the colonial period, the American Civil War, and the Revolutionary War.

After about two hours, your tour ends near the starting point.
Reviews (107)
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Reviewed yesterday
Perfect tour!

This is such a great tour and is the perfect way to explore the beautiful homes and sights south of Broad! Bill was an absolutely perfect guide. He was informative and interesting and kept us all engaged.Perfect way to spend a lovely morning!

Thank coli573
Reviewed 2 days ago
Unique and informative tour

Our guide, Bill, was knowledgeable and kept our interest!! This is a two hour tour and we were entertained by Bill's narrative the whole time. He is passionate about the subject and really knows his stuff. This is one of the more unique tours we've...More

1  Thank SuzieB817
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and informative tour

Had a wonderful walking tour with Jim this week. He is extremely knowledgeable. We discussed history, architecture, horticulture and many other things as we walked the historic streets of Charleston. A great way to see and learn about the city. Thanks Jim for a great...More

1  Thank ajourneay
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great time and learned so much history. What a great town!

Evan's tour was so informative and he presented the information with knowledge and humor. I am still telling friends about Robert Plant, slave to self made millionaire. In fact, the Smithsonian had an article on photo shoots and a woman went to Plant's Plantation to...More

Thank marynaturelover
Reviewed 1 week ago
A few hours with Jim

Nice to receive a text to confirm our tour and hour before it was to begin. Jim was very knowledgeable about Charleston and was able to take us down the back alley's behind some of Charleston's oldest mansion's. It was a delight and something a...More

Thank steveandjudy1994
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Christi M
16 July 2018|
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Response from FordFocus31 | Reviewed this property |
Not for kids. It’s a lot of historical information. The passages are just small alleys. I have 6, 9, and 11 year old boys and they wouldn’t have liked it.
Janice D
2 June 2018|
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Response from Daya888 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this. I think this one is good - you’ll see different houses/structures, alleys and some history. It’s a bit of both. Hope this helps.
1 May 2018|
Response from Felicia E | Reviewed this property |
Charleston has some cobblestone roads and uneven sidewalks. I am sure you can call the tour group and request a tour that will use ramps, accessible paths for wheelchairs. The age of the historic district, however, would... More