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Pirates of Charleston Walking Tour
History tells us early Charlestonians had a healthy relationship with the Pirates.
This is a lie.
Early Charlestonians didn't have a healthy relationship with the pirates! Early Charlestonians were the Pirates!
This is an exploration of Charleston and a discussion and discovery of piracy's impact on the birth of the city and our nation.
We start our history trip at Oyster Point and make our way through the old fortress into the heart of the city marketplace. Along the way, we will walk the streets and alleys that the Pirates of America roamed.
We'll hear the story of the greatest American Pirate no-one has ever heard of and the women who show up in history manning the helms of pirate fleets. Along with them, we'll hear the story of the Pirate who's actions had a direct impact on the birth of America.
Together, they are the early Charlestonian pirates, and here is where they gave birth to America.
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Pass By: William Washington House, 8 S Battery St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
The William Washington House is a pre-Revolutionary house at 8 South Battery and is the only pre-Revolutionary house on Charleston's Battery. Thomas Savage bought the lot at the southwest corner of Church St. and South Battery in 1768 and built his house there. The resulting structure is a nationally important, Georgian style, square, wooden, two-story house on a high foundation.
In December 1785, Revolutionary War hero William Washington purchased the house. He and his wife remained until his death in 1810. His widow remained until her own death in 1830, when it passed to her daughter Jane, wife of James H. Ancrum. Since 1916, the house has remained in the family of Julian Mitchell.
Pass By: Rainbow Row, 79 E Bay St # 107, Charleston, SC 29401-2544
Rainbow Row is the name for a series of thirteen colorful historic houses in Charleston, South Carolina. It represents the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States. The houses are located north of Tradd St. and south of Elliott St. on East Bay Street, that is, 79 to 107 East Bay Street. The name Rainbow Row was coined after the pastel colors they were painted as they were restored in the 1930s and 1940s.
Pass By: Charleston City Market, 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
The City Market is a historic market complex in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Established in the 1790s, the market stretches for four city blocks from the architecturally-significant Market Hall, which faces Meeting Street, through a continuous series of one-story market sheds, the last of which terminates at East Bay Street. The Market Hall has been described as a building of the "highest architectural design quality." The entire complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Market Hall and Sheds and was further designated a National Historic Landmark.
Pass By: Colonel William Rhett House, 54 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
The Col. William Rhett House is a historic, stuccoed brick two-story home at 54 Hasell St., Charleston, South Carolina. It was built in 1712 as the main house for Point Plantation later known as Rhettsbury, lying outside the walled city's limits by Col. William Rhett. The plantation was later folded into the historic Ansonborough neighborhood.
After his death in 1722, the house remained in his family until 1807 when it was bought by Christopher Fitzsimons. Mr. Fitzsimon's grandson Gov. Wade Hampton was born in the house. In the 1940s, the house was bought by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kittredge, the creators of Cypress Gardens near Moncks Corner, South Carolina. The Kittredges added the eastern set of stairs to the front of their house to match the original set on the opposite side of the house.
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including the address and parking information if applicable - will be included in your final confirmation email.
- Duration: 2 hours (Approx.)
- Departure Time: 10:00 AM
- Return Details: 54 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
- Entry fee for the Halsey Gallery of Contemporary Art at 161 Calhoun Street.
- Museum entry fee for the Philip Simmons House at 30-1/2 Blake Street.
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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