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

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

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 , 122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Please meet your tour guide on the North side of the Old Exchange Building where the benches are.

This activity will end right where it started.
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
  • Not 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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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

Reviews

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star-5
Fun tour
Allie_S
, Oct 2021
Steve was very knowledgeable and personable! Loved learning about Charleston. We enjoyed exploring the hidden alleyways we probably never would have walked down if we didn’t do the tour!
star-5
Excellent tour and magnificent tour guide, Mark
Zeff_R
, Oct 2021
Mark was an absolute wealth of information as a tour guide, and not only informative, but funny. He made the 2 1/2 hours go by in no time! I would highly recommend he and the tour and since I rarely complete these reviews, it shows how strongly I feel about him and the tour! Excellent!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind words! Learning that you had such a wonderful time on the tour is the best thing we could hope for. We hope you will join us again soon!
star-5
Would recommend!!
Debbie_L
, Oct 2021
Mark was very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the hidden gems he shared with us! It was a hot day but we survived!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
It is wonderful to hear that you had such a positive experience on your tour with Mark (despite the heat). We love to provide our guests with memorable and fun experiences, so we are thrilled that we were able to do so for you. Thank you again and we hope to walk with you again soon!
star-5
Great tour
Denise_N
, Oct 2021
The guide was interesting and well versed on the history of the area. We enjoyed walking through the area and seeing it up close.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that our guide was able to provide you with such a wonderful tour experience. We look forward to sharing many more walks with you soon!
star-4
Highlight of our girls trip
Rebecca_V
, Oct 2021
You get to see things off the beaten path while learning some cool facts and history at the same time. Steve was a walking encyclopedia and did a great job, and I think everyone in Charleston knew who he was. Very enjoyable tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
It is terrific to hear that our tour was the highlight of your trip, that is the best compliment. We can't wait to walk with you again on your next trip, we are sure that we can impress you a second time!
star-5
Knowledgeable Guide
Carol_B
, Oct 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable in Charleston history. He knew the backalleys and why they were there originally. I learned more in 2 hours than I could possibly remember.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you kindly for your review! We think this tour is a fascinating and unique way to experience another side to Charleston, one that not every visitor gets to see. And having a knowledgeable and passionate guide to bring it to life makes all the difference. Thanks again for your vote of confidence. We look forward to the next time!
star-5
Extremely informative and well presented tour
janice_r
, Oct 2021
This tour was the most informative and well presented tour that I've ever taken. Captain Jim is obviously passionate about his city and its history. He is extremely knowledgeable about Charleston's history. He also knows about varous architecture styles. He is a marvelous ambassador for this Beautiful city.
star-5
Wonderful tour guide and...
Lori_O
, Oct 2021
Wonderful tour guide and a great storyteller. We had great, breezy weather for a nice walk around the city.
star-5
Outstanding Charleston experience
Nannette_P
, Oct 2021
Mark is an outstanding story teller. Very knowledgeable of all things Charleston and very personable with an outstanding ability to draw in all ages.
star-4
Wet fun!
Russell_R
, Oct 2021
Steve, our guide made it fun even in the pouring rain! We learned a lot! Can’t wait to come back. Would definitely recommend ❤️
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much, Russell! We are so happy that even in the rain, you were able to enjoy the tour with Steve. We look forward to the next time, hopefully with lots of sunshine!

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