Charleston: A Walk Through Charleston History

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Charleston, USA

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There are only a handful of tour guides that are native to the area. I am one of them. My family has been in the Carolinas since 1735 and came to the Charleston area in 1786 to preach abolition of slavery. This city is my home and I love to welcome people into it. I love the history, culture and people, both alive and long gone, that make up an American story, the story of Charleston. I am part of the community and walking the streets with me is like being on a walk around the neighbourhood. I know the history like the back of my hand and thankfully, over the years, have gotten to know the residents that live in the areas we walk through. Join me. I am not part of some big tour company. I am a sole proprietor. When you book with Peninsula Walking, you get me.

Join me to see famous landmarks, like Rainbow Row, the Battery, Ft. Sumter, stately mansions and beautiful gardens.

Tours run at 10:00 am daily.



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Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 37 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Denelle B, Nov 2022 Verified
This is a must do when visiting Charleston! Evans is extremely knowledgeable about Charleston history (AND about plants!) and has many interesting stories to share. My favorite story is about a man he considers to be one of the greatest people in history. After hearing this story, I have to agree. I won't give away his name but you didn't learn about this person in school and we all should have. But history books do not give credit where credit is due to the enslaved people. This man truly was an unsung hero.
Kgood10, Nov 2022 Verified
Great tour! We learned so much about Charleston. Evens is very knowledgeable and engaging. We took this tour the first day , which gave us a great understanding and layout of Charleston.
V2608SQdebbieb, Oct 2022 Verified
Evans was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. The walk was very nice. He answered all of the questions that we had.
Tiek0, Oct 2022 Verified
Such a great experience. Evans was very personable quickly putting everyone at ease. The history he shared with us was unique and insightful. I learned so much. He gave great tips on places to visit, things to do and where to eat. He was the best. Do yourself a favor and get on his tours- you won’t be disappointed
MMK8266FC, Oct 2022 Verified
Definitely try this tour- guide was very knowledgeable about Charleston and its history. The itinerary on the TripAdvisor site does not do it justice - multiple stops with interesting info and stories about the location and the history. Ample time for questions. Loved the back alleys and interesting facts about the residences, architecture and area of town. This was our second time in Charleston and I would definitely recommend this walk!
BackPacker81634, Oct 2022 Verified
Evans was wonderful, very knowledgable and personable. Tons of experience and seems to know everyone in town and their pets.
V9688CRsusang, Oct 2022 Verified
Evans was a wonderful host! He was very knowledgeable and we just loved that it was a small group! Everything was fabulous!
37lanip, Oct 2022 Verified
Days before we started!! I actually was having difficulties with scheduling our tour so I called and spoke to Evans.He was very helpful took all our information and then I asked for suggestions on restaurants. We actually made reservations at 4 that he suggested and they were amazing. You were certainly right about the “Tomato Pie”Evans!! Our tour was a little over 2 hours and it was informative and fun. Evan was engaging and had a vast knowledge of Charleston history. I hope to visit the city and take another tour with Evans again.
jeannebM8873BH, Oct 2022 Verified
Evans was not only knowledgeable but had a wonderful personality and made the history of Charleston come alive. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
JosephineLC, Oct 2022 Verified
Our tour was in a small group, only 6 people, which was great! We had time to hear a lot of interesting stories about the town and it’s people. Evans knows everything there is to know about Charleston and more. It’s a great way to see historic Charleston and get inside information on the architecture and the history.

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