Travel Through the History of Charleston, SC
As one of America’s oldest cities, having been established in 1670, Charleston has more than its fair share of history and tall tales alike to provide a vacation experience that can completely pull visitors into another world. From the trials and tribulations of slavery and haunting tales of ghosts to remnants of beautiful architecture long lost to modernity, let the history of Charleston provide you with not only a different atmosphere for vacationing, but an entirely different era as well.
During the Haunted Jail Tour you’ll explore the cramped hallways and dingy cells of Old City Jail for an eerie look into Charleston’s less savory past. The jail was in operation from 1802 until 1939, and housed an array of criminals ranging from pirates to Civil War prisoners. Those interested in prisons, history buffs and general Charleston travels will find a wealth of insight into 19th century jail operations and the atmosphere of Charleston with this unique experience.
Historic Homes Walk
The Historic Homes Walk takes visitors into two of Charleston’s more prestigious antebellum mansions: The Edmonston-Alston House and The Nathaniel Russell House. The Edmonston-Alston House offers a stunning coastal view with a location just off the Charleston Harbor, while The Nathaniel Russell House will impress with its lush garden that sits on the property. Along with the two mansions, the tour also takes its guests along various back-alleys and streets to view even more popular estates in the Charleston area.
In Slavery & Freedom Walk
Being that Charleston was one of the first colonial cities founded, there’s no denying that the old ports and streets of the town have seen its fair share of slavery and injustice. With In Slavery & Freedom Walk Charleston visitors will find a riveting and educational experience that sheds light on the horrors slaves faced. Stops along the walking tour include the Old Slave Mart, plantations and other pertinent areas as everything from Reconstruction to Civil Rights Movement is covered.