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Historic City Tour & Charleston Museum

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From 32.00
Duration 2 hours




Take a journey through Charleston’s 300 years of living history with our licensed tour guides. Experience the Old Market area & the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived and worshiped. Step out of the air-conditioned minibus onto the famous Battery Seawall. See & hear about Fort Sumter, the History of the Harbor the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. Founded in 1773, The Charleston Museum, America's First Museum, has been discovering, preserving, interpreting, celebrating, and sharing ever since

Historic City Tour & Charleston Museum Highlights

  • The Battery Sea Wall
  • Charleston's Historic Homes
  • Historic Churches
  • Old Market Area
  • The Four Corners of Law
  • Rainbow Row
  • Charleston Museum

Historic City Tour & Charleston Museum Inclusions

  • 90 minute guided tour of historic Charleston
  • Charleston Museum

Please Note

  • Please confirm date and times before submitting reservation.
  • Please note that booking times are exact and not an arrival window
  • Times listed denote City Tour portion only. Please allow extra time for combination tours
  • Please note the City of Charleston does not allow Hop on Hop off services
  • Changes may be made on a space available basis
  • Must cancel scheduled tour 24 hours prior to tour departure time in order to receive a full refund.

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4.1 / 5   overall customer review rating
Aug 20 2019
Everyone had a great deal of information ro share about the area.
reviewed by Mr Hansel Jones
Aug 30 2018
Enjoyed the tour, getting tickets was easy.
reviewed by Mrs Beverly Duke
Jul 27 2018
Loved this tour! Would definitely go again!
reviewed by Mrs Theresa Bailey
Apr 08 2018
i really enjoyed how knowledgeable our tour guide, susan, was. She had so many little stories to tell us that it made the tour even more interesting.
reviewed by Mike
Feb 02 2018
Excellent customer service. We arrived early, and Bonnie transferred us to an earlier tour.
reviewed by Mr Stephen Quigley
Jun 15 2017
Liked the items in the store, although they were a little pricey. Happy with what I purchased. Nice selection of goods.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer

Tour Itinerary

Sit back and enjoy your visit in a relaxing atmosphere as our licensed guide narrates over 300 years of American history. Travel through narrow streets lined with townhouses of colonial planters. See where generations of patriots lived, worked and worshiped in some of America’s oldest religious buildings. Listen to fascinating stories of the American Revolution and the War between the States.

Inspired in part by the creation of the British Museum, the Museum was established by the Charleston Library Society on the eve of the American Revolution and its early history was characterized by association with distinguished South Carolinians and scientific figures including Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Reverend John Bachman and John J. Audubon.

The Museum continued to develop prominent collections of ethnological and zoological specimens, which Harvard scientist Louis Aggasiz declared in 1852 to be among the finest in America. Operations were temporarily suspended due to the Civil War, but began again shortly afterward. Progressively acquired since the late 18th century, the Museum's collections now represent the most comprehensive assemblage of South Carolina materials in the nation. Focusing on the South Carolina Lowcountry, modern collecting emphases include natural history, historical material culture and both documentary and photographic resources.

Your trip will include a stop at the Battery Waterfront and a tour of the elegant interior of a restored historic home. Departs from the Visitors Center at 375 Meeting Street every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour) starting at 9:30 am with the final departure of the day at 2:30 pm. (Sunday schedule varies).


Pickup Info

[email protected] -- Phone: (843) 722-4444
Tours depart from 375 Meeting St. Charleston SC, you may check in directly with your Gray Line Representative at the bus


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