Sightseeing in Charleston


Old Charleston Walking Tours: Ghost or Civil War Walking Tour of Charleston for Two or Four from Old Charleston Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Ghost or Civil War Walking Tour of Charleston for Two or Four from Old Charleston Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Old Charleston Walking Tours

French Quarter

Guides spend up to two hours leading groups through Charleston’s historic and haunted sites, such as old graveyards and battlegrounds

$37 $17

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Walks in History: $19 for a Supernatural Charleston Ghost for Two from Walks in History (Up to $40 Value)

$19 for a Supernatural Charleston Ghost for Two from Walks in History (Up to $40 Value)

Walks in History

Multiple Locations

Authors of historical books guide tours past haunts including a Revolutionary War graveyard

$40 $19

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Charleston Walking Guild: Up to 56% Off Walking Tours at Charleston Walking Guild

Up to 56% Off Walking Tours at Charleston Walking Guild

Charleston Walking Guild

Downtown

From the merchant: We seek to inspire Charleston’s vibrant history to come to life with our intimate walking history and ghost tours.

$22 $11

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Charleston In a Nutshell: Two or Four Tickets to a Guided Walking Tour of Your Choice from Charleston in a Nutshell (Up to 56% Off)

Two or Four Tickets to a Guided Walking Tour of Your Choice from Charleston in a Nutshell (Up to 56% Off)

Charleston In a Nutshell

Multiple Locations

Walking tours of Charleston explore the city’s architecture, history, and personal stories

$44 $22

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Civil War Walking Tours: Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Civil War Walking Tours

Charleston

History expert and reenactor leads Civil War tour of city, sprinkling in first-person narratives and period photographs

$40 $21

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Wacky Walks: Quest-Completion Adventure for Two or Four from Wacky Walks (50% Off)

Quest-Completion Adventure for Two or Four from Wacky Walks (50% Off)

Wacky Walks

Charleston

Spend approximately two hours working together to complete quests, follow the captain’s orders, and vie for the throne

$39.95 $20

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 French Quarter Walk: Morning or Afternoon French Quarter Walking Tour for Two from Walks in History (50% Off)

Morning or Afternoon French Quarter Walking Tour for Two from Walks in History (50% Off)

French Quarter Walk

Walks in History

Take a tour through the city’s historic French Quarter in one- or two-hour walking tours

$30 $15

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Crazy Dash Digital Adventures: Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Multiple Locations

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

$39.95 $20

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Brookgreen Gardens: Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Brookgreen Gardens (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Brookgreen Gardens (Up to 50% Off)

Brookgreen Gardens

Between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

Admission to first U.S. sculpture garden replete with exhibits, a film, and zoo

$30 $16

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Children's Museum of South Carolina: Visit for Two or Up to Two Adults and Four Kids to the Children's Museum of South Carolina (Up to 44% Off)

Visit for Two or Up to Two Adults and Four Kids to the Children's Museum of South Carolina (Up to 44% Off)

Children's Museum of South Carolina

Myrtle Beach

Interactive exhibits encourage learning through imaginative play and hands-on exploration

$16 $9

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American Pro Diving Center: Guided Manatee Snorkel Adventure Tour for One or Two from American Pro Diving Center (Up to 60% Off)

Guided Manatee Snorkel Adventure Tour for One or Two from American Pro Diving Center (Up to 60% Off)

American Pro Diving Center

Crystal River

Manatee tour furnishes snorkeling equipment and in-water guides for up-close manatee encounters in the Crystal River

$69.50 $29

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Harborview Charters: Dolphin Tour or Shelling Expedition on Morris Island for Two from Harborview Charters (Up to 47% Off)

Dolphin Tour or Shelling Expedition on Morris Island for Two from Harborview Charters (Up to 47% Off)

Harborview Charters

 

Dolphin tours through estuaries ideal for wildlife sightings; shelling excursions on a remote island beach rich with shells and shark teeth

$120 $65

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National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force: Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Pooler

Museum chronicles Mighty Eighth Air Force's legacy with stunning exhibits and a combat gallery with a B-17 bomber, currently being restored

$20 $10

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College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience: $49 for Two Admissions to College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience ($80 Value)

$49 for Two Admissions to College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience ($80 Value)

College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

Downtown

94,000-square-foot facility chronicles 140 years of football with exhibits that bolster patrons’ knowledge and test their abilities

$80 $49

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Angle Pursuit Charters: Near-Shore Boating Trip for Four or In-Shore Boating Trip for Two at Angle Pursuit Charters (Up to 40% Off)

Near-Shore Boating Trip for Four or In-Shore Boating Trip for Two at Angle Pursuit Charters (Up to 40% Off)

Angle Pursuit Charters

Edger Glen Landing

Explore inland bays or tranquil rivers on boating charter for fishing, sightseeing, or swimming

$550 $330

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  • Redux Studios
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Redux Contemporary Art Center facet_type_id: 8418a360-5f37-1032-bffb-e2c99fd9be91 html_text: |- Though built only in 2011, the nonprofit Redux Contemporary Art Center’s new 12,000-square-foot facility stays bustling all year, hosting six to eight free exhibitions in two galleries. After taking in the artwork, visitors can attend numerous free events, such as artist talks, film screenings, panels, and concerts. More than 100 classes foster artistic inclinations throughout the year as local qualified instructors help students master disciplines such as painting, drawing, and printmaking. Redux's galleries stay full thanks in part to its 22 private artist studios, which accommodate emerging and mid-career artists with up to 240 square feet of creative space. Twenty-four-hour studio passes grant access to Redux’s darkroom, print studio, and woodshop. To encourage a sense of community, artists can participate in quarterly critiques, attend visiting-artist lectures, and debate their studio neighbors on artistic controversies such as whether Michelangelo’s David is as good as the earlier one he sculpted from Play-Doh.
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    136 Saint Philip St
    Charleston, SC US
  • Drayton Hall
    Drayton Hall When John Drayton broke ground on Drayton Hall in 1738, he had no idea that his estate would survive the American Revolution, the Civil War, an earthquake, and numerous hurricanes. The stories contained in the building’s walls span seven generations of history tied to the Draytons and the Bowens family, an African American family that lived and worked at Drayton Hall before and after emancipation. Since 1974, when Charles and Frank Drayton sold their ancestral home to the National Trust, visitors have been able to transport themselves into the past with more ease than rubbing the beard at the Lincoln Memorial. The main house, a sweeping example of Georgian Palladian architecture, is the oldest near-original, unrestored colonial home in the United States. Like a helpful ghost, the grand rooms and original fireplaces whisper history into the ears of all visitors, telling tales of British and colonial soldiers who occupied the house during the American Revolution. Views from the portico are filled with drooping trees, spanish moss, and a grand driveway. Surrounding the estate, an undisturbed historic landscape backs up to the Ashley River, and also encompasses A Sacred Place, the oldest African American cemetery in the country still in use.
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    3380 Ashley River Rd
    Charleston, SC US
  • Walks in History
    Walks in History's founder, Geordie Buxton, has not only lived in the Charleston area his whole life, but also has written books about his favorite city. In other words, he's an ideal tour guide. During one- or two-hour Walks In History tours, Geordie tells tales of Charleston's past while leading groups around the French Quarter. Stops include such historic sites as the final resting place of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, the Old Slave Mart slave jail, and St. Michael's Church, where President George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette worshipped. Tours also showcase the Pink House, a Chalmers Street icon that was built in the mid 1690s and served as a tavern where sailors could get their three Ws—whiskey, wenches, and WiFi. Though Geordie leads most Walks In History tours, other seasoned guides may lead them during the busy summer season.
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    174 E Bay St, Ste 303
    Charleston, SC US
  • The Charleston Museum
    When the Charleston Museum was founded in 1773, South Carolina was still a British colony. Today, the museum is itself a historical gem, surviving both the American Revolution and Civil War and acquiring an astounding collection of South Carolinian artifacts along the way. Nine permanent exhibits include the Armory, brimming with antique weaponry, and the Lowcountry History Hall, which chronicles the land's metamorphosis from a tribal society into an agricultural empire, telling the story with early trading goods, slave badges, and pottery. Temporary exhibits change regularly, keeping visitors on their toes in the same way changing cell phone numbers every 24 hours does. The museum extends its history-preserving mission to two area homes: the 19th-century Joseph Manigault House, once home to a wealthy rice plantation owner, and the Heyward-Washington House, where George Washington once stayed during a weeklong visit to the city. Restored rooms, period pieces, and loudly snoring grandfather clocks await guests during scheduled tours.
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    360 Meeting St
    Charleston, SC US
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
    The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is an adventurous outpost for the developing population demographic. The museum currently hosts eight different exhibits, giving kids who are sick of increasingly hallucinatory children's TV programming an exciting educational outlet. The medieval creativity castle brings the Middle Ages to life through storytelling, monthly puppet theater, and passageways for hands-on exploring. The 700-square-foot TREEscape makes a playground out of an Angel Oak and a conversational partner for young tree whisperers. In addition to the exhibit octad, the museum holds free programming with topics that change monthly. Science, history, culture, and more are covered by the programs, putting young museum goers on the path to becoming the 21st century's first true renaissance men and women, not withstanding Renaissance Faire workers.
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    25 Ann St
    Charleston, SC US
  • Charleston History and Photo Tours
    Although professional photographer Joyce Weir grew up in Buffalo, New York, lived and worked in San Francisco, and has traveled throughout Europe, it?s the culture and history of Charleston that have kept her?and her camera?captivated for the long haul. Today she leads walking tours through the streets of her beloved Southern home base, sharing her encyclopedic knowledge of the city's landmarks with walkers while also helping them take stunning photographs of the iconic neighborhoods and buildings. Tours generally cover a 1.5-mile course and pass attractions such as colonial churches, Civil War sites, and stately mansions. Armed with home-brought cameras, iPads, tablets, or iPhones, customers learn how to capture images with a photographer's eye for natural lighting and framing.
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    96 Meeting St
    Charleston, SC US

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