Like smashing a snow globe against your forehead, tours can open up a fascinating new world right before your eyes. Go beyond the surface with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for a walking tour for two people (a $60 value)
- $59 for a walking tour for four people (a $120 value)
- $88 for a walking tour for six people (a $180 value)
During two-hour tours (which start at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday–Saturday), participants stroll down cobblestone streets lined with live oak trees while learning about the history and culture of Charleston from seasoned guide Tricia Goron. Walkers ogle sights such as the colorful rowhouses along Rainbow Row and the People's Building, where former president William Howard Taft coined Charleston's nickname "the Holy City by the Sea".
Charleston History Walk
It's safe to say that when it comes to Charleston's history, Tricia Goron knows her stuff. A native Charlestonian, she used her studies of local lore and training with veteran tour guides to delight passengers as a rickshaw and carriage driver before moving to walking tours in 2008. Now, she peppers her historical and haunted tours with facts previously known only by locals or well-studied ghosts. During daytime or nighttime strolls, she shares the stories of local figures and landmarks with attentive and wide-eyed visitors. From revealing the origin of the city's famous nickname to revealing interesting tidbits hidden along Rainbow Row, her tours expose the city's history through easy-going, engaging anecdotes. Tricia also contributes a little local color of her own; in addition to her job as a tour guide, she once wrangles spirits on a ghost-packed episode of A&E's Flip This House set just up the road in Georgetown.