Charleston History Highlights Tour

Mansions along the Battery in Charleston

Mon - Sat at 10 am / Sun at 2 pm

Tour begins in the Powder Magazine Museum at 79 Cumberland St.


This 2-hour Charleston walking tour introduces you to the major roles that Charleston played during the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods,  as well as antebellum life and the Civil War.  From  historical highlights to amusing anecdotes, you'll see and hear the history of Charleston from 1670 to day.  


- How did Commodore Sir Peter Parker lose his pants during the Battle of Sullivan's Island?

- What was Charleston first called?  Spoiler Alert - it wasn't Charles Town.

- Where is the first purpose-built theater in the colonies?

- Why is a horse's rear-end prominently featured in the portrait of  George Washington that was commissioned by Charleston? 

- Why is Charleston America's first melting pot?

- Who fired the first shots of the Civil War?


We'll cover 349 years of Charleston history! You'll see the city's oldest buildings, historic churches, and the homes with history that impacted the entire country.


Admission to the Powder Magazine Museum is included.


This is NOT a costumed tour, but it's one of the best things to do in Charleston!


Ticket Prices

Adults:  $22

Senior & Military:  $20

Children 4-12:  $13

Kids under 4:  Free


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