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Walking History Tours

Step back in time with historic walking tours through Charleston's cobblestone streets and moss-draped avenues of one of America's most charming and historically rich cities. With a variety of tours and historic topics to choose from, dive deeper into the stories behind gates of historic Charleston. 

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Walk & Talk Charleston Tours

begins at Capt. James Missroon House
9:30 - 11:30 am
$35

Walk & Talk Charleston: Ironwork

Join an exclusive walking tour with Walk & Talk Charleston to marvel at the detailed ironwork of the Holy City. Wander streets lined with masterworks of the medium, admiring the delicate filigree patterns, ornate twists, and rich details that characterize pieces dating to the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Learn about the skilled artisans who crafted these timeless pieces, and discover how they fit into the architectural and cultural fabric of the city. This tour, created just for Charleston by Design, celebrates the craftsmanship, history, and enduring beauty of Charleston’s ironwork. 

Walk & Talk Charleston:
Churches, Steeples and Graveyards

Delve into the stories behind Charleston's historic churches, steeples and graveyards with Walk & Talk Charleston. On this walking tour, visit iconic churches such as St. Philip's, St. Michael's and the French Huguenot Church to learn about their roles in Charleston’s architectural and social history. We’ll also explore historic graveyards and cemeteries where ornate grave markers tell tales of the past residents who shaped the city we love today. 

Walk & Talk Charleston: 
The Long 18th Century

Travel back in time on this walking tour through “the long 18th century,” exploring the era of explosive growth and rapid change in Charleston’s rich history. Join an exclusive tour with Walk & Talk Charleston to explore the evolution of architectural styles throughout the city’s history, and examine the stylistic and practical influences from other countries, eras, and cultures that flourished during the period from the end of the 1600s to the dawn of the 19th century. 

The Armorer of Vesey's Rebellion:
A Walking Tour

begins at Capt. James Missroon House
12:00 - 2:00 pm
$35

The Denmark Vesey rebellion...

and the subsequent trial of co-conspirators, has been a subject of study for historians for quite some time. Tom Russell; often a footnote in the histories of the rebellion, was considered the “armorer of the rebellion”. This uniquely curated walking tour will explore Vesey and Russell's relationship as well as Russell's long lasting ties in Charleston. This tour will explore this deep history while touring historically applicable locations. Space is limited and

Morning History Walks

begins at Capt. James Missroon House
Mon - Sat during the Festival
9:30 - 11:30 am
$35

Step back in time...

with historic walking tours through Charleston's cobblestone streets and moss-draped avenues of one of America's most charming and historically rich cities. Discover the stories of Charleston's past as you pass by antebellum mansions, explore hidden courtyards and hear the stories behind Charleston's historic iron gates. 

Each tour will walk the streets of the Old and Historic Districts of Charleston and begin and end at the Foundation's headquarters at the Capt. James Missroon House. Space is limited for each walking tour. Tickets are required. 

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