Enjoy a walking tour of Charleston with a local guide!

  • The founder of Charleston Perspective, Martha Middleton Wallace, is a 13th generation Charlestonian, tracing her roots back to the first ship that arrived in 1670.
  • Martha is also an archaeologist, working on many projects in Charleston since 1993.
  • The 2 hour daily walking tour is about 1 mile in distance, winding through the walled city, the most historic district of Charleston.
  • Explore the cobblestone streets, hidden passages and alleys, as you uncover the history, the buildings and the characters that make up the framework of this centuries old town.
  • Discover the history of Charleston from the founding in 1670 through wars, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, religious diversity, the slave trade, the Gullah/Geechee culture, architecture, economic swings to present day growth and expansion.
  • See many historic sites including Rainbow Row, the Old Exchange, the Old Slave Mart museum, Churches, the Harbor, High Battery, Ft Sumter and more.
  • The 2 hour walking tour will end the courtyard of the Middleton Family Home, built in 1783, in the heart of the walled city district. Prince Charles visited the same courtyard in February of 1990.
  • Check out our Things To Do page to get ideas for the rest of your time in Charleston.

Charleston Perspective   Walking Tours

A Charleston Perspective walking tour will provide you with a unique introduction to the history of this centuries old historic city.

Discover the history of Charleston with a local, licensed and certified guide.

Explore the cobblestone streets as you uncover little known history of Charleston including 50 years of Proprietory rule, the Charleston Tea Party, the 1st decisive victory of the Revolutionary war at Ft Sullivan, the African art form of the Gullah/Geechee sweet grass baskets, the trash fill that makes up 40% of the peninsula of Charleston, the historic religious diversity of the holy city, the unique architectural style of the Charleston Single House and more.

Come away from the walking tour with a better understanding of the complex history of this centuies old town, and a better knowledge of the distinctive architectural styles and features. You will have a better understanding of the the people who lived in the buildings and those who built the structures that have withstood centuries of hurricanes, wars, earthquakes and fires.

Discover Charleston's history with Charleston Perspective!

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2 Hour Daily Walking Tour

$25 Adults, $12 Child(6-12), Free (Infants-5)

         10am Tour (Year Round)          1pm Tour (Limited)

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COVID 19     Required Walking Tour Guidelines

  Due to the current COVID 19 situation, walking tours in Charleston are limited to groups of    10 people or less.

  Walking tour participants are encouraged to bring a mask or face covering with them.            Participants are requested to wear a mask when in close proximity to other guests and          other tours.

  The tour guide will be equipped with hand sanitizer for the guests to use when requested.

  All participants are required to sign a waiver stating that they have been free of COVID 19    symptoms for at least 14 days. 

  Each guest will have the option to use    a personal listening device to better      allow for social distancing. The guide    will provide an earpiece, but the            device has a 3.5 mm port. Please feel    free to bring your own headphones or    earbuds to use.