Tours in Charleston, South Carolina

Posted by Lee and Katherine Keadle on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 1:52pm.

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What are the best tours in Charleston South Carolina? Whether you’re entertaining guests or looking for a new perspective on the city, these 3 options are definitely worth checking out:

Charleston Carriage Tours: Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of historic downtown Charleston. The tours highlight the most famous monuments, public buildings, and historic homes of downtown Charleston, reflecting more than 300 years of history. Most tours start from Anson Street, which is right off the Market in Downtown Charleston. Also because carriages are given different routes within the city, no 2 tours are exactly the same. We've taken several of these and have learned new things each time!

Charleston Ghost Tours: If you're looking for an alternative venture, you can take your pick from the Charleston Ghost Tours offered by Bulldog Tours. These walking tours give you access to some of Charleston's most haunted places such as the Pre-Revolutionary Dungeon, the Old City Jail, the Haunted Historic District, and Charleston's oldest graveyard.

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Charleston Harbor Cruises: After walking along the Battery and Waterfront Park, see Charleston from the harbor! This is a great opportunity to see a different view of the city and learn about Charleston's major sites from a tour guide. Late afternoons and evenings tend to be great times to take the harbor cruises. Two of the most popular harbor cruise companies in Charleston are Charleston Harbor Tours and SpiritLine Cruises. If you're visiting Charleston during our annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival, you'll find harbor cruises with live music which makes for a very special and memorable tour.

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