Classes & Activities in Charleston (South Carolina)

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    Charleston Strolls Tour

    Get to know the Holy City like the back of your hand! Spend a morning or afternoon exploring a city that is ripe with colorful history and gorgeous monuments. Marvel at Rainbow Row and the Antebellum mansions, hidden gardens and courtyards, and historic (and haunted) churches and graveyards while your guide gives you the vivid histories of each of these places. If you want both scenic and historic, Charleston is the place to go; why waste your time there when you can enjoy both at the same time?
    Charleston Strolls Tour

    115 Meeting Street, Charleston

    • Take a fascinating stroll through America's most charming historical district
    • Learn more about Charleston's rich history and colorful past from your guide
    • Visit historic monuments such as Fort Sumter and the Antebellum Mansions
    • Understand what happened in Charleston during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars
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    Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour

    Find out what really went on in the streets of the Holy City. For hundreds of years, scandals, temptations, and unruly behavior have cast a long shadow over high society life in Charleston. Learn about everything from legendary brothels, to ancient forms of punishment, to why prostitutes wore red shoes on this uncensored tour. Get ready to have your mind blown as you slowly uncover the dark side of Charleston that hides beneath the pastel colors, sunshine and Southern hospitality.
    Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour

    18 Anson St, Charleston

    • Explore the local streets on a fully narrated walking tour of the Holy City
    • Find out what lies beneath the sunshine and southern hospitality
    • Step back in time and uncover Charleston's seedy past
    • Learn more about the Holy City on this 90 minute tour from your guide
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    Historic City Carriage Tour

    Do you love history? Take step back in time and experience Charleston like never before with this horse-drawn carriage tour. Experience the beauty and history of downtown Charleston from underneath the awning of a horse drawn carriage. Listen to the rich stories told by your engaging guide as you're lead through a time of revolution and splendor. This relaxing one-hour, fully narrated group tour leads you through the quaint and charming streets of downtown Charleston. You'll see beautiful parks, stately mansions, and historic churches all the while learning about the people and events that shaped the history of this "Holy City". So, put on your top hat and monocle and get ready for this historic tour of Charleston.
    Historic City Carriage Tour

    188 Meeting St, Charleston

    • Discover the city of Charleston on this magical carriage ride
    • Learn about the fascinating history that shaped the city
    • Take in the beautiful views of gardens, mansions, and churches
    • Find out why Charleston is also known as the "Holy City"from your friendly tour guide
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    Ghost and Graveyard Tour in Charleston

    'Cause this is Thriller! Thriller Night! Go on an unforgettable ghost tour of Charleston's haunted graveyards, where you'll get exclusive on-site and after hours access. While other walking tours are looking in through the iron fence, you'll be right in the thick of things. Learn why the terms saved by the bell and graveyard shift were coined. Be regaled with gruesome tales of being buried alive, or the stories of the ghost of Sue Howard, the Great Nullifier and other famous individuals who found their final resting place in the Holy City. Don't forget your flash cameras. You never know what phantom images you might capture...
    Ghost and Graveyard Tour in Charleston

    18 Anson St, Charleston

    • Embark on Charleston's only 2 hour on-site graveyard tour
    • Learn more about Charleston's spooky, ghost-riddled history
    • Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to the graveyard
    • Try not to lose any sleep!
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    City Legends Ghosts Tour

    You're a horror junkie and the movies just aren't giving you the nightmares they used to. Time to up the ante and experience some real-life chills on the Legends of Charleston's Ghosts Tour. Your professional tour guide will share the history of Charleston and it's ghoulish past on this 90-minute ghost tour. After meeting your guide in downtown Charleston, your tour will start with a visit to the Historic City Market. Learn about the Gullah culture, an offshoot of the African slave trade in the 1500's. Next it's on to St Philips Church where you'll discover why the graveyard at the church is haunted by Sue Hardy Howard. Her ghostlike image was captured on camera by an unsuspecting cameraman in 1987, exactly ninety-nine years after her child was stillborn. Visit Charleston's most haunted building! The Old Exchange Building housed the Provost Dungeon and some of the world's most notorious criminals, like the gentleman-pirate Steed Bonnet. Your tour will conclude at Waterfront Park. Look out over the water to Fort Sumter and learn the tragic story of Private Daniel Hough, the only casualty of the Battle of Fort Sumter, whose ghost still haunts the Fort today. Put your nerves to the test and experience Charleston like never before.
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    City Legends Ghosts Tour

    45 Pinckney St, Charleston

    • Explore Charleston's darker side on a walking tour of the city
    • Listen to chilling ghost tales and legends from your tour guide
    • See the numerous haunted locations scattered throughout Charleston
    • Get a unique view at the chilling history of the warm and friendly city
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    Charleston Dessert Tour

    Been kind of sweet lately? Get your just desserts on this indulgent tour of Charleston's sugary side! Traipse alongside a local guide and fellow foodie for an experience that will have you yammering. Visit some of the top cafes, confectioneries, and candy shops. Sample goodies that range from 18th-century classics to modern-day mouthwatering masterpieces. Enjoy fun facts and anecdotes as you go, and meet the people behind the buzz. Over the course of two hours, you'll enjoy numerous tastings including such favorites as huguenot tortes, lemon bars, coconut cakes, southern pralines, chocolate truffles, and petit fours. Even better? Getting around Charleston will be a piece of cake after this tour.
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    Charleston Dessert Tour

    18 Anson St, Charleston

    • Get to know the Charlotte dessert scene on this scintillating tasting tour
    • Visit some of the best dessert specialists in the city for delicious samples
    • Enjoy insights designed to educate on the history of Southern desserts
    • Satiate your mind and stomach at the same time with a leisurely experience
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    Chef's Kitchen Tour

    What's cooking in Charleston? A Lowcountry Cuisine Renaissance that you have to taste to believe! Hit the streets for 2.5-hours of edible edification alongside a local guide and fellow foodie. Learn about the food revolution reshaping the city's culinary scene, and visit several preeminent restaurants along the way. Enjoy stories about the chefs at the center of the movement, and the histories of some of the great establishments. Review the menus, and step inside the kitchens for a closer look. Your walking, talking, and eating experience even begins with a coffee and artisan pastries to get you started! We know. It's a lot to chew on!
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    Chef's Kitchen Tour

    18 Anson St, Charleston

    • Get to know the Charlotte food scene during a scintillating restaurant tour
    • Learn about the culinary history of the city and the Lowcountry Cuisine Renaissance
    • Take a peek inside the kitchens of some of the city's top restaurants
    • Satiate your mind and stomach at the same time with a leisurely experience
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    Savor the Flavors of Upper King Street Food Tour

    Lowcountry cuisine on Upper King Street? Feel free to jump up and down with joy. Get a taste for Charlotte's rich culinary culture alongside a local guide as you explore its dynamic restaurant district. Sample mouthwatering bites as you stop in to make acquaintance with some revolutionary restaurants helping to evolve the city cuisine. While you fill up on goodies, your local guide will feed you fun facts and anecdotes designed to lend a little educational flavor to the occasion. Feel free to nod thoughtfully as you chew.
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    Savor the Flavors of Upper King Street Food Tour

    423 King St, Charleston

    • Get to know Charlotte on this scintillating tasting tour of Upper King Street
    • Learn about the culinary history of the city and make several stops for samples
    • Meet restaurant and shop owners for an inside perspective
    • Satiate your mind and stomach at the same time with a leisurely experience
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    Historical City Walking Tour

    Cobblestone roads, courtyard gardens, and gas lamps lining the streets. Nope, you didn't travel back in time, you're just taking the beautiful majesty of Charleston. After meeting your guide on King Street, you'll learn about how Charleston was founded, relive the colonial days, and explore the original city. Your guide will explain the progression of wealth and culture. Dive deep into the Revolutionary History and learn why Charleston is the Boston of the South! Did you know the first decisive victory of the Revolutionary War was fought in the harbor of Charleston? Next, discover why Charleston is the birthplace of Secession. Experience the history surrounding the movement at its birthplace! Also experience the aftermath, reconstruction and present day Charleston. As the history unfolds, you'll see how it took over a century for this city to come back to life. This tour will also walk you by historical mansions, gardens, churches and beautiful side streets. With the choice of a morning or afternoon departure, this tour is a great overview of Charleston and perfect way to see the city!
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    Historical City Walking Tour

    Central location on King St, Charleston

    • Tour one of the most scenic cities in the country with your knowledgeable guide
    • Learn about the historical events that helped shape Charleston into the city it is today
    • Take in the gorgeous views of mansions, gardens, and churches
    • Find out the true meaning of why Charleston is also called the Holy City
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    Haunted Jail Walking Tour in Charleston

    Do you like spine-chilling legends? Haunted places that give you goosebumps and make your hair stand on end? Are you sleeping too well at night? The Haunted Walking Jail tour will take you through cells and hallways, and into the places where Charleston's worst criminals lived and died. Learn about the vile people that have been housed in here, such as the legend of Lavinia and John Fisher, who poisoned their hotel guests in the 1800s. Many original structures of the Old City Jail, including warden's quarters and the cells, which housed some of Charleston's most infamous criminals, 19th-century pirates, and Civil War prisoners, remain intact. You will literally be going back in time as you wander this cold, unforgiving jail that spooks out even the locals. And if that isn't enough (what is wrong with you?), keep an ear and eye out for disappearing objects, voices, slamming doors or chains being dragged across the cell floor.....
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    Haunted Jail Walking Tour in Charleston

    18 Anson St, Charleston

    • Wander the cells and hallways of Old City Jail, which housed some of Charleston's most infamous criminals, 19th century pirates, and war prisoners
    • Hear spine-chilling legends like the one of Lavinia and John Fisher
    • Keep an ear and eye out for any haunted happenings in the jail
    • Learn more about the jail from an informative, friendly and professional guide on this 90 minute tour
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    Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Tour

    You're already in Charleston, an amazing town full of rich history and haunted tales. Why not try to soak it all in on a walking tour around the city? Especially one that allows you to check out a dungeon! As you wander through ancient graveyards and down dark cobblestone streets, immerse yourself in fun and chilling stories of Charleston ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo, and low-country superstitions whilst learning the haunted truth about one of the oldest cities in America. Oh, and did we mention there's a dungeon?? The Provost dungeon, which held prisoners during the Revolutionary War, houses over two centuries of mystery. If you've slept too well the past few nights, ask your guide for a some spooky stories to remedy that.
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    Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Tour

    18 Anson St, Charleston

    • Experience a fully narrated 90-minute walking tour of the city that highlights several haunted spots
    • Explore the Provost Dungeon, which housed prisoners during the Revolutionary War
    • Be regaled with frightening tales and legends about the ghosts that haunt this dungeon
    • Learn more about the history of these haunted landmarks from an informative, friendly and professional guide
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