Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled by, as he discovered only too late that it was patrolled by feral park rangers. Learn how a tour guide makes all the difference with today's Groupon to Colonial Walking Tours. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get two tickets for the Charleston's original ghost tour (up to a $34 value).
- For $20, you get two tickets for the History of Charleston walking tour (up to a $40 value).
Colonial Walking Tours regales guests with tales from Charleston's historic district as they explore landmarks that trace back to its original settlement in 1670. The ghost-hunt tour takes fearless tour-goers on a 90-minute trek across the historic district under cover of darkness with only candlelight to clear the way. The adults-only tour meets in front of the U.S. Custom House before exploring the spine-chilling underbelly of Charleston’s haunted sites to possibly spot a spirit floating by Rainbow Row or a long-lost leather jacket hanging on a tombstone.
Every day at 10:30 a.m., the two-hour History of Charleston tour sends curious parties along a picturesque beat to catch glimpses of the marble colonnades and plantation-style façades still standing after the Colonial, Revolutionary, Civil, and Star Wars. Thirteenth-generation native Anne Middleton Herron fills wondering minds with enlightening stories of struggle and survival before concluding the walk with refreshments in the Middleton family's private garden.
Though Colonial Walking Tours sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Anne's History of Charleston Walking Tour
Anne Middleton Herron can trace her family's time in Charleston back 13 generations. In some ways, the city is like a family member itself, but fortunately for everyone else, she's more than willing to share its secrets through Colonial Walking Tours' history-filled excursions. On each two-hour tour, she leads groups through the walled city's historic streets, ambling past picturesque 300-year-old buildings that were really designed to impress time travelers. As they walk, she traces local history from colonial times to the present day with stories of political intrigue, bloody conflicts, triumphs, and the real people who made them possible. For a personal touch, she also discusses memories from her own childhood, and ends each tour in the private garden of her family home.
Colonial Walking Tours also explores the city's darker side with Ghost Hunt tours. By the flickering light of a candle-filled lantern, other experienced guides lead visitors through nighttime streets to locations such as the Provost Dungeon and St. Philip's Graveyard. There, they relate tales of untimely deaths tied to murders, suicides, duels, and executions, as well as voodoo curses that doomed many to spend eternity searching for their house keys.
200 E Bay St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29401