Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Historic Charleston Foundation Bookstore

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To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father's skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.

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  • $19 for a Civil War walking tour for two (up to a $40 value)
  • $38 for a Civil War walking tour for four (up to an $80 value)

Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. at 108 Meeting St. (The Shops of Historic Charleston) and traverse the city streets, passing historic Civil War sites. Children younger than 12 can attend for free.

Civil War Walking Tours

The Ordinance of Secession was signed in 1860, setting off a chain reaction that led to the bloodiest war America had yet seen. Charleston faced a bombardment of fighting from day one and fought back against Union troops and cannon fire for five difficult years. Civil War reenactor and local history consultant Jack Thomson relates these events through a combination of storytelling and period photographs on tours through the historic downtown area.

Often speaking in first person, Thomson narrates the walking tour as his he and his audience have stepped back in time. Throughout his tours, he introduces characters from the time including Gus Smythe, a Confederate signal corps sergeant who views the bombing of Charleston Harbor, and Jane Wightman, a free person of color who owned a brick house on Chalmers Street. Thomson's knowledge of the period is unparalleled. He penned Charleston at War, comparing the old city to its current incarnation, worked as a reenactor for 40 years and appeared in several films, served in the Army as a motion-picture photographer, and has amassed a collection of 118 Civil War photographs that remind tourists what life was like before Scrunchies became en vogue.

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    Historic Charleston Foundation Bookstore

    108 Meeting Street

    Charleston, South Carolina 29401

    843-270-2417

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In a Nutshell

History expert and reenactor leads Civil War tour of city, sprinkling in first-person narratives and period photographs

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Tours operate in all weather conditions. Valid Wednesday through Sunday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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One Civil War walking tour for two
$40 list price - 53% off - Save $21
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$19
One Civil War walking tour for four
$80 list price - 53% off - Save $42
Over 80 bought
$38