Charleston SC tours begin at the Official Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting Street
Best of Charleston Reservations Recommended
Tour A: The Historic Charleston City Tour
10:30 am Daily 110 Minutes (Southern Time)
Adult $21, Senior $20, Child (12 and under) $10.50
A fascinating Charleston tour complete with stories and traditions of her colorful past, mansions, gardens, and churches. There is one stop at The Battery on the waterfront for viewing and pictures where you see and hear about historic Ft. Sumter. Some of the 100+ points of interest viewed are: The City Market, Dock Street Theatre, the Old Exchange Building, the Four Corners of Law, Catfish Row, Rainbow Row, the Old Citadel and the Customs House. Tour is filled with insights about Charleston architecture, Colonial Charleston, Revolutionary War, War Between The States, Pirates, Reconstruction, and many of “Charleston’s Firsts”. Learn about notable Charlestonians and their contributions to our city and the shaping of American History. Tour is a live narration covering 5 1/2 square miles aboard an air conditioned shuttle bus.
Tour B : Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
12:30 pm-4:45pm daily 4 1/2 hours Adult $51, Senior $50, Child (12 and under) $25.50
A tour of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens includes spectacular gardens, slave cabins, mansion and the nature train ride through the magnificent Audubon Swamp Gardens. Founded in 1676, It is the oldest public site for touring guests in the Lowcountry, and the oldest romantic style gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens.
Included with this tour are round trip transportation from downtown to the plantation, entry fee’s and two additional tours : the House tour (one of the top 25 homes to tour in the USA) and the Nature Train tour. Your expert guide is also there to show you points of interest at the plantation.
Enjoy a guided tour of the southern plantation house where 10 rooms are open to tour, furnished with early-American antiques, porcelain, quilts, and other family heirlooms. Guides describe life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Also included is The Nature Train tour. The Naturalist guide will help you spot alligators, turtles, egrets, and herons in the wild in the Audobon Swamp. The national bird, the Bald Eagle has also been sighted on a few occasions. See 500 acres of the outermost acreage of the plantation on the Nature train. The guide brings Magnolia’s history to life. See a row of slave cabins, 19th century rice ponds and a Native American ceremonial mound that evokes the plantation’s complex past. The tour will bring to life the true landscape and culture of the old south.
Included are your round trip transportation, general admission fee’s, upgrade tours of the Plantation House and the Nature Train. Your guide is there to show you other points of interest at the plantation.
Tour C: The Historic City Tour and Magnolia Plantation Combo
Charleston’s #1 tour value
10:30 AM To 4:30 PM (Approx 6 1/2 hours)Adult $61, Senior $61, Child (12 & Under) $ 29.50, *No Other Discounts Apply
Tours A+B combined in the same day give you Charleston’s #1 tour value! (Includes combination discount of savings up to $10*.) Includes free downtown hotel pick up and drop off. Make planning your day simple and easy, spend the day sightseeing with a Charleston guide. Lunch is available at the Peacock Cafe at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for purchase on your own. Peacock Cafe serves lite fare (sandwiches, salads,) snacks, ice cream, drinks.
Tour E: Historic City Tour and House Tour
10:30 am Historic City Tour + Tour of the Joseph Manigault House $31.00
Call for reservations
This tour combines the historic Charleston city tour (description in tour A) with a guided tour of the Joseph Manigault house an 1803 Adams-style residence, a National Historic Landmark, was a wealthy rice planter’s home. The house features a curving central staircase and an outstanding collection of Charlestonian, American, English, and French period furnishings.
Tour available 7 days a week ~ Call for reservations for this tour (Tour E).
Historic Charleston Walking Tour
11am Friday Saturday and Monday
$21 Adults * $20 Seniors *Kids 12 and under $10
This tour Begins on Broad and Meeting Street @ Washington Park. Reservations Required: Reserve by phone or buy online. Please have your conformation number if you are unable to print tickets or show Conformation on your smart phone
Historic Charleston Walking Tour will show you the best of Charleston’s historic sites: beautiful mansions on the waterfront, blooming gardens, quaint alleyways, Charleston Single Homes on tree lined cobblestone streets and more as you stroll with your expert guide on the Historic Charleston Walking Tour. History is around every corner as you tour the sights and hear stories such as when George Washington visited Charleston and where Pirate Black Beard was jailed. See where the first shots of the War Between The States were fired, see the location of Olde Towne: the Colonial Walled City, The French Quarter that inspired George Gershwins “Porgy and Bess” and famous Rainbow Row. You will see many additional points of interest and notability on the 1 1/2 hour going about 1 1/2 miles tour at a leisurely pace. Photo opportunities are abundant and (unless closed for a private engagement) there are historic building(s) your guide will be able take you inside to tour.
All guests that tour with us receive free entry to The Powder Magazine in Downtown Charleston. This tour is at your leisure, on your own by showing proof of purchase of one of our tours.