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Walk the Walled City of Charleston
20 People Max
$27 adults$20 kids
What to Expect
Did you know that during the 18th Century, the walled city of Charleston was complete with a moat, drawbridge, and gate?! On this tour, you’ll learn all about where the walls stood, why they were here, and how they helped Charleston survive the most tumultuous time in it’s 350-year history.
Charles Town, as it was then known, was one of only three walled cities in North America (St. Augustine FL and Quebec were the others).
From the beginning, Charlestonians feared three main threats– the French & Spanish, hostile American Indian tribes, and disease. They built walls and a series of military defenses to ward off all three.
The walls of the walled city of Charleston have been gone for over 250 years, but the impact of the walls on modern Charleston can still be seen today.
One way to experience the impact is to walk the location in which the walls and defenses once stood, and hear the stories of how they came to be, and how they protected Charlestonians from invasions, and even ruthless pirates.
The walled city of Charleston tour will leave from the US Custom House at 200 East Bay St. at the time you select.
We ask that you please try to arrive at least 10 minutes before departure time.
You can meet your guide at the left-hand corner of the main steps on Bay Street.
Highlights of the Walled City of Charleston
US Custom House
Cumberland & Meeting
Meeting & Broad
Meeting & Tradd
The Walled City of Charleston Exhibit
The Old Exchange
Back to the Beginning
but wait, there's more!
No, seriously, there is a lot more! Those are just some of the stops you’ll make, and just a small sample of all of the amazing things you’re going to learn and experience. And of course– we’ll answer all of your questions!
Don’t miss out…