A Short History of Charleston

90 minutes to 2 hours • Discover the Highlights of Charleston's rich history! • All ages

We have been in business for 20 years for a reason: we consistently deliver a quality Charleston tour experience better than anyone else.

Julian T. Buxton III founded Tour Charleston LLC on September 5, 1996, at first simply calling the company The Ghosts of Charleston. He grew up in Charleston and graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in American History.

Besides putting Charleston's supernatural activity on the world map, he has served his home city in many ways: as the City of Charleston Tourism Commission Chair (where he worked effectively to balance the quality of life for residents and the needs of the tourism industry), Vice-Chair of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Governors, Hospitality Industry Vice-President for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and in other capacities.

Julian is now focused primarily on the creative work he loves: developing quality tour experiences for Charlestonians and for visitors to the city, and writing new books (including a sequel to his nationally popular book The Ghosts of Charleston).

Tour Charleston's licensed guides are experts in the city's rich history and supernatural lore. They tell up to date accounts of the stories in The Ghosts of Charleston which remains the primary source book for all recounting of Charleston's supernatural history.

Adult - $28.00 + tax
Ages 13+

Student - $22.00 + tax
All ages. Must bring Student ID

Youth - $20.00 + tax
12 years and younger

Wee One - $0.00 + tax
Ages 3 and under

Senior - $25.50 + tax
65 years and above

Military, First Responders (Police, EMT, Firefighters) - $25.50 + tax
Must provide ID

AAA - $25.50 + tax
Must provide membership card

Charleston’s history stretches back nearly four centuries.


90 minutes to 2 hours...depending on the groups' pace.


In this 90+ minute walking tour your licensed guide will lead you through the city’s cobblestone streets and grand thoroughfares sharing stories and highlights of our rich history.

Total walking distance is approximately 1.5 miles

The tour departs from and ends at Buxton Books, Charleston's Independent bookstore located next door the Charleston Library Society at 160 King Street.

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