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#1 Tour Value In Charleston South Carolina

                                                             Tour Charleston with Charleston’s Finest Historic Tours 843-577-3311  

      Our family has been living Charleston, South Carolina history since 1690 and we’d like to share it with you!  Tours/ Buy tickets 


As a sightseeing visitor, your historic Charleston tour might take you to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, or you might choose viewing the homes on The Battery in downtown Charleston on the Historic Charleston  City Tour. As an added bonus, all of our touring guests receive free admission to the Powder Magazine circa 1713, a National Historic Landmark when they show proof of tour purchase at the Powder Magazine gate. This tour is done on your own. We bring to you the best Charleston, SC tour value.


There are many Charleston tours to choose from, including private tours for groups. The Charleston Historic City Tour & Magnolia Plantation Combo Tour is our most popular. We invite you to spend the day with our experienced historians. Remember, History Buffs Go With Us!
Charleston’s Finest Historic Tours are packed with information about what to see and do while in Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is a city once known as “Little London” where democracy was nurtured and secession proclaimed!   Charleston was often the home of Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, and Thomas Sumter, the Gamecock. John Rutledge was chairman of eleven committees that helped formulate America and finalized the American Constitution. Rutledge has a beautiful home that we look forward to showing you.



“A City Set In A Garden”

Charleston has been known as a “city set in a garden” for over 300 years. Flowers you may have in your hometown were probably developed in Charleston or brought to America through Charleston ports.

  • The Noisette Rose established a new class of rose. After being sent to Paris, the flower is all over the world today. Philippe Noisette, who moved to Charleston, developed the first bush rose.
  • The common gardenia is named after Dr. Alexander Garden, a physician and horticulturist, who lived in Charleston prior to the Revolutionary War.
    • Another Charlestonian, Joel Poinsett, was responsible for the world popularity of the Christmas Poinsettia plant. Showing her flowers 12 months a year, Charleston’s love of gardens has made her one of America’s most picturesque cities.

Magnolia Plantation

A day in Charleston would not be complete without  a plantation excursion to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Once declared by travel writer Charles Kuralt as “My greatest Charleston pleasure”.

  • Magnolia Plantations is on the list of top 25 homes most visited in America. Early European Travel writers once said there are only 3 things to see in America: Magnolia Plantation, Niagara Falls, and the Grand Canyon.
  • The Drayton family has been living on Magnolia Plantation since 1676 when Thomas Drayton can to Charleston. There are many books about this extended family.
  • Magnolia has something for visitors of all ages: Nature train though the Audubon Swamp, birds and alligators, petting zoo, touring the Southern Plantation house,  see original slave cabins, or simply strolling the older public gardens in America.

Charleston’s Finest guests are sure to enjoy the Plantation’s many treasures.  View our Tours


We can help you experience exceptional dining, shopping, and places to stay.

Our outdoor recreation, golf, and beaches are family friendly and can be enjoyed year around.  

Getting around Downtown Charleston is easy and convenient when you use the DASH Trolley (pictured below). Tours are NOT are given on these vehicles, they are free public transportation to help residents and visitors get around the historic district. This link will open the DASH Trolley PDF of the routes and schedule of the DASH. Add our website to your favorites and refer back to this map on your trip. Free maps are also available on all of our tour busses.


Our family has been living South Carolina history since 1690 and we’d like to share it with you.

Call for reservations 1-843-577-3311  Tours