Holy City Church Tour of Charleston

Walks of Charleston

What You'll Get


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Founded in 1670, Charleston, SC, is known as the “Holy City” because it guaranteed religious liberty to settlers under the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina. Because of this document, people from all over Europe flocked to Charleston to escape religious persecution. The Holy City Church Tour is a unique historic 2½ hour walking tour with a focus on Charleston’s different faiths and their historic houses of worship, from the oldest Baptist Church in the nation founded in 1682, to the Congregation Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, home of the oldest continuous Jewish congregation in America. With only a maximum of 10 people allowed per tour (most walking tours allow a maximum of 20) you are guaranteed a more intimate and up-close experience.

This Holy City Tour includes:

  • St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church
  • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue*
  • Trinity Methodist Church
  • Saint Johannes Lutheran Church
  • Church of the Redeemer
  • Saint Philips Episcopal Church
  • The French Huguenot Church
  • The Circular Congregational Church
  • Saint Michaels Episcopal Church
Explore the graveyards that are the final resting places of people who played an integral role in American history including: John Rutledge, signer of the United States Constitution, Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration of Independence and John C Calhoun, statesman and former Vice President of the United States.

    Additional Information

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are strongly advised
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    Inclusions
    • Local Professional guide
    • St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church
    • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue*
    • Trinity Methodist Church
    • Saint Johannes Lutheran Church
    • Church of the Redeemer
    • Saint Philips Episcopal Church
    • The French Huguenot Church
    • The Circular Congregational Church
    • Saint Michaels Episcopal Church


    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off


    Departure Point
    St. Philip's Church.  
    Please meet your tour guide in front of St Philip's, under the portico facing Church Street.

    Departure Time
    11:00am

    Duration
    2 hours 30 minutes

    Return Details
    Tour concludes at St Michael’s Church on Meeting and Broad Street. We will gladly walk guests back to the starting point or provide directions if needed.

    Voucher Info
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