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Best Free Tours in Charleston

Charleston is a wonderful tourist destination known for its well-preserved and colorful architecture, popular restaurants, and the good manners of its citizens. Join one of the Free Tours in Charleston and discover why it’s been frequently named as “America’s Friendliest City”. There are a number of Free Walking Tours in Charleston available, and they all offer a comfortable and affordable way to explore the city. Book the Essential Charleston City Tour with a guide for a walk around the historical center—you will delve into its fascinating colonial past, and discover how it came to be one of the wealthiest cities in America. Also recommended is the Free Architecture Tour where you will get the backstory of some of Charleston’s distinctive buildings and discover why it is affectionately called the “Holy City”. Looking for spine-chilling tales about one of America’s oldest cities? Try the Charleston Ghost tour and find out its darker side!

Highlights of Free Tour in Charleston

Charleston offers a trove of tourist attractions! Did you know that Charleston was the wealthiest of America’s original colonies? This wealth can be seen through the architecture of the original homes and buildings. On the Charleston Free Walking Tours, you’ll visit buildings loaded with historic value, such as Heyward-Washington House and the photogenic Rainbow Row. Of course, Charleston is known as the Holy City because of its number of churches, make sure to visit a few along your route. South Carolina was a state where slavery was commonplace and was key to its wealth. Pay a visit to the Old Slave Mart Museum to educate yourself on this aspect of Charleston’s past. The famous Dock Street and Sottile Theatres will offer lots of fun to drama enthusiasts. And did you know that Charleston is also home to America’s first ever museum? Yes! The interesting Charleston Museum is still open today.

Things to Do in Charleston

Once you have soaked up the ambience of Charleston’s historic cobbled streets, think about heading further afield. The city is blessed with some beautiful scenery and outstanding areas of natural beauty. After a busy day of sightseeing, pay a visit to Folly Beach. It’s a great day trip away from the hustle and bustle of city life. On a hot day, head down to Waterfront Park to take in the views or even cool off on the famous Pineapple Fountain. We also recommend taking a day trip to Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens. These beautiful grounds have featured in a number of films and TV series. However, no matter how idyllic it appears, its history is far from it. Visit here to learn about what life was like for enslaved people. Finally, visit Charleston in May and catch America’s Spoleto Festival USA, a seventeen-day festival featuring over 100 performances by artists spread throughout the city.

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