History of Charleston Walking Tour


Why We Love This

  • Native of Charleston reveals lesser known intrigue about the Holy City
  • Side streets and alleyways where Charleston's history unfolds
  • Informative overview of 350 years of Charleston history

Ashley on the Cooper Walking Tours

You will dive into Charleston's unique culture and history-and emerge with a real sense of Charleston's spirit and people. Not only will see mansions, gardens and beautiful alleyways, but Ashley will weave in some of the unique stories revealing how Charleston has evolved from its founding in the Seventeenth Century until today. Ashley tells of the City’s history as only a native can.

What You'll Do

We invite you to experience the history of Charleston. Our two hour history walking tour will take your deep into the interior of Charleston. Not only will you see mansions, gardens, and beautiful side streets but you will also join Ashley, a native of Charleston, as she introduces you to some of the unique stories that have formed Charleston. Starting off with the founding of the city to reliving the colonial days to retracing the original city and seeing the progression of wealth. Ashley dives deep into Revolutionary History where you will experience why Charleston really is the Boston of the south!

Age & Fitness

Ages 7 and up are invited to join!

Meeting Location

135 Meeting Street in front of the Gibbes Museum of Art

When To Arrive

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time.


There is metered parking along King Street, as well as a parking garages at 85 Queen Street and 90 Cumberland St. which, at most, is one block away from the meeting point. The tours end close to the market area which is most convenient for those who parked in the garages.

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations and full refunds will be allowed until 24 hours prior to activity or rental pick-up/delivery. If you need to cancel or are requesting a refund, please contact the provider directly using contact information received upon order confirmation.

What If It Rains?

We run rain or shine. If a hurricane or unsafe weather presents its self we will contact you regarding the tour if there will be a delay.

"Good general overview of Chaleston"

April 16, 2017 - 

Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide

"Excellent "

November 26, 2016 - 

Learned several facts about charleston. Narrated well.

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