Tour Details

>> Tours are 2 hours and about 1 mile of walking.
>> Departure location is based on tour choice.
>> Reservations are required.


Pricing varies: Structured on your tour selection and the number of people. Special discounts are available for children and students.

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Please call 843-822-5248 or email Lee Ann to discuss details.

Enduring Traditions, Ironwork of the Holy City

Learn about Charleston’s magnificent ironwork while strolling through the lovely historic district. Many early ironworks were destroyed in raging fires and many noteworthy gates and fences were donated to the Confederate cause to be melted down for cannonballs and “skins” for the ironclad boats. But, even with the losses, the city retains a wealth of impressive ironworks. Hear the story of Philip Simmons, Charleston’s most famous ironworker, and of earlier blacksmiths who crafted beautiful pieces of art throughout the city.

Doin’ the Charleston Renaissance

A culture phoenix rising from the ashes of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Charleston Renaissance roared into the 1920s as artists, writers, musicians, poets, and preservationists revitalized the city’s social, cultural and artistic identity.p>

This 2 hour walking tour takes you back in time as you visit sites associated with icons such as DuBose Heyward, Elizabeth O’Neil Verner, Josephine Pinckney, John Bennett and the Jenkins Band to name a few.(Image to the left is the Jenkins Orphanage Band.)

The Originals

Charleston is a city of many 1st. See the first theater, learn about the earliest golf course and hear stories about Charlestonians such as Robert Mills, Jonathan Jasper Wright and Henrietta Johnston and how their accomplishments made them pioneers in their disciplines.

Porgy and Bess: The Charleston Influence

It all began on a street in Charleston called Church and with a man named Dubose Heyward. See the sites and hear the stories about the people that inspired the book and the opera which has been influencing the way we look at the life and the
contributions of blacks here in the United States since 1925.

Charleston, The Little London

The early Charlestonians desired to live like English aristocracy. Here in Charleston, it was capital rather than blood lines that allowed them to enjoy the finer things in life such as traveling, reading, horseracing, sports, and music. They emulated the life of London Society by establishing their own exclusive clubs and societies which were benevolent, social, and cultural in nature. Come experience the old-world elegance of Charleston through the eyes of the first American gentry.

Blue Gold, The Story of Indigo in South Carolina (Lecture Format)

Revered by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for its association with power, authority, and the sacred, Indigo has captivated the imagination of generations. The color of blue is entwined with the lives of the elite to those of the enslaved, to lives of those in South Carolina in the past as well as present. Discover the power of Indigo.

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