Did you know some of the most beautiful landmarks in Charleston were created as a result of conflict, rebellion, or greed?
Beneath the gilded preservation of Charleston's impressive architecture lurks a shadowed history that reveals the stories of trials and tribulations experienced by Charleston's earliest residents. Behind the walls of carefully restored mansions and within the grounds of opulent gardens lie tales of captivity, blackmail, pillaging and patriotism.
"I can't imagine a better immersion in Charleston culture and history than taking this tour!"
Braced by meticulously-traced legends backed by research, our Pirates and Patriots Tour will inform and surprise you with revelations about the people behind the city's most beautiful architecture and gardens. You will find yourself leaving Charleston with a new understanding of the conflicts and calamities faced during the growth and prosperity of the Holy City.
Spend 1.5 hours strolling through photo-worthy locations with stories of Charleston's unique trials and tribulations, such as:
Our expert tour guides will reveal little-known stories and explore the hidden past of some of Charleston's most beloved landmarks.
Join us as we uncover the more controversial side of Charleston and peel back the layers of charm to see a new perspective of the Holy City.
"It did not take...very long, amid the politicking and the revelry, to discover the darker side of life in Charleston's homes."
- Christopher Dickey
Meeting point address: 2 Murray Boulevard, Charleston SC
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend parking near The Battery, at 2 Murray Boulevard. To see options, click below:
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September 21st 2023
"Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed learning about the ghost stories!"
September 16th 2023
"Guide was knowledgeable and a fun time - even stayed late to finish a story for us - super fun tour ... "
September 13th 2023
"We had an awesome time on this tour! We learned so much about the history of Charleston & heard some ... "
Please arrive to the designated meeting location before your tour’s start time, or they may leave without you! Your email confirmation will verify map and meeting location.
No need to print anything out. Just show up, and the tour guide will mark you present! Please save your email confirmation handy on your phone for reference.
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This tour is a walking tour.
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