A seaport city caught between the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, Charleston is rich in American history with the added comforts and hospitality of Southern charm.
Founded in 1670 by English colonists, Charleston’s history is as exciting as it is complicated. Despite frequent pirate attacks, its capture in the Revolutionary War, and as a battleground during the Civil War, Charleston has managed to preserve its historic center and boasts an array of architectural styles that make time appear as if it stands still. Understand the city’s complex history, from its origins of religious tolerance to becoming a major hub of the Atlantic slave trade with our historian, expert, and specialist guides. We offer a wide range of Charleston guided tours, including visits to museums, landmarks, monuments, and plantations - all led by local scholars and specialists. In addition to the main attractions like The Battery or Marion Square, our Charleston private guides can also show you the sites less traveled. Follow the progression of Charleston’s urban landscape on an architecture tour that explores the styles and eras exhibited in the city. Count the many spires that define the city’s skyline and find out why Charleston is nicknamed the Holy City.