Walk the historic streets of Charleston and follow in the footsteps of revolutionaries, patriots, pirates, planters, Southern belles, slaves and, finally freedmen. Explore the city and learn the history, legends, lore, city secrets and facts about one of the oldest, most well-preserved and beautiful cities in America! The tour can also be biked or driven. Why take a guided tour that costs over $20 per person when you can walk at your own pace, see the same landmarks, hear the same history and stories at a fraction of the cost?
The tour is 28 pages with 100 of the most famous landmarks that includes modern color and vintage photos. The total route is 3.6 miles that can take anywhere from 2-4 hours....it all depends on your speed and pace. A center-fold easy to read route map is included with numbered points of interest to keep you on track.
Points of Interest Include:
The Battery and its mansions
The Charleston Harbor
House Museums & Art Galleries
Famous churches (St. Michaels, St. Phillips and more)
Graveyards where signers of the Declaration of Independence are laid to rest
Catfish Row, made famous in the opera Porgy
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Known haunted buildings, sites, and who is doing the haunting
Meander down hidden alleyways and cobblestone streets
White Point Gardens
King Street and the Shopping District
The Market, restaurants and shops
Old Powder Magazine
Waterfront Park and its fountains
City Secrets & Legends
Brothels and places of ill repute
Dock Street Theatre and many more!
Written by Author Alan Hartley, a tour guide licensed by the city, who has been in the Charleston touring business for over twenty years.
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Published June 11, 2012
by Traveler Communications Group, LLC.