Without tour guides, city wanderers can often miss interesting historical sites or completely overlook flocks of geese reenacting the Revolutionary War. Traverse the city without missing the most interesting details with today’s Groupon to Colonial Walking Tours. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get two tickets to the ghost-hunt walking tour (up to a $34 value).
- For $20, you get two tickets to the history of Charleston walking tour (up to a $40 value).
Colonial Walking Tours acquaints inquisitive amblers with the historical treasures and lurking poltergeists sprinkled throughout the historic district of Charleston. Illuminated by candlelight, nightly ghost hunts lead tours of adults through the darkest, most haunted alleyways in Charleston. A licensed guide whispers spooky tales for 90 minutes as the frightened throng sneaks past historically haunted spots, periodically stopping to ask a poltergeist to take their picture. Daylight hours brighten history-saturated spots during the history of Charleston tour, where 13th-generation Charlestonite Anne Middleton Herron leads groups down the same cobblestone streets traversed by soldiers in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Guests meander past sites etched with the evidence of Charleston’s long-standing history, from the scars from 300 days of bombardment to the piñata remains from the city’s first birthday party. Tours culminate with lemonade and other refreshments in Anne’s childhood 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.