Charleston Old Walled City Tours, Charleston

108 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401 Directions

When you need something to do on your day off, visit Charleston's Old Walled City Walking Tours, SC and indulge in a day filled with fun and adventure. This place is calling your name! Give them a call today.


Report | 2 years ago
It was a wonderful experience. Al was a fabulous guide, providing stories and insights about Charleston's past. I highly recommend this tour!
Report | 3 years ago
One of the best tours I've been on! So much information in 2 and a half hours, but in a way
Report | 3 years ago
Our tour guide definitely leaned towards the "slavery wasn't that bad" mentality. It was a bit awkward. Otherwise, he was very knowledgeable and knew lots of interesting details.
Report | 3 years ago
Very informative. Our guide was personable and wanted to know what we were interested in. So much information. The homes are so important in the history. We were taught how to pinpoint home's history. Also taught about trees and types of gardens. Mind blowing all the information. A great over view of a deep hisotrical city. Many recommendations of things to do, places to eat.
Report | 3 years ago
Al was informative and entertaining. Great tour.
Report | 3 years ago
AL was 100% great tour guide
Report | 3 years ago
We had a great time!! Friendly, knowledgeable and fun!! Great historian!
Report | 3 years ago
Al has a wealth of knowledge that I'm sure was barely even tapped during this tour. It was a hot, sunny day and did a great job of picking a route that kept us as cool and shaded as possible while still hitting all the right spots to give us a great introduction to Charleston and its vast history.
Report | 3 years ago
Al did a fantastic job, giving unusual anecdotes and providing a history of many sites such as churches, municipal buildings and old homes around Charleston. Don’t miss his tour!
Report | 3 years ago
Al was such a great tour guide- knowledgeable, interactive, patient. He answered questions and shared more recent history/ politics. LOVED! He also followed the guidelines supremely well for COVID and made sure the two parties stayed separated and that we wore masks when around other groups. He has a mask on as well.

About this Business

Al Ray's enthusiasm for Charleston's history is infectious. This passion carried him through the rough-going early days of his tour-guiding career, which started in 1980, he says, “with a pitchfork atop a pile of hose dung in a carriage barn on State Street.” Today, the Charleston native—whose forefathers arrived in the city in 1792—shares his deep knowledge while touring Charleston's oldest neighborhoods. He and his personally trained and vetted guides are your best choice for a great tour experience.

Tours casually wind down the city's cobblestone streets, past precolonial and postcolonial buildings that display a confluence of architectural styles, from Georgian to Greek Revival. As tourists snap pictures of wrought-iron gates, classical columns, and carbonite-encased cotton gins, Al shares stories about the people and events—such as the approximately 40% of slaves who entered the United States through Charleston—that transformed a 1670 pioneer settlement into a cultural hub of the South by the mid-1800s.

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