History has proven that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, which is why high-school reunions are held every 10 years. Brush up on before-you-were-born happenings with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get an adult ticket for a 90-minute guided walking tour with A Walk About Charleston (a $50 value). Adult ticket prices apply to individuals 13 years of age and older.
A Walk About Charleston’s history-heavy guides boast more than a decade of experience navigating the city’s most notable landmarks. The 90-minute daytime tours visit vintage locales, including the site of the Civil War’s first shots, the East Battery Street sea wall, and a selection of pre-Revolutionary War residences. Sightseers will spot some of Charleston’s mansions and manicured gardens, where green thumbs can admire arrangements while guides keep their ears open for cars pulling into the driveway. Walkers will also visit the filming locations of several well-known movies including The Notebook and The Patriot.
Tours set out at a leisurely pace from the Sheila’s Shamrock gift shop at 84 N. Market St. four times daily, and are pet-friendly, appropriate for all ages, and wheelchair accessible. Tour slots must be reserved in advance, but can be rescheduled in the event of uncooperative weather or landmark thefts by Carmen Sandiego and her V.I.L.E henchmen.
84 N Market St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29401