Choose our Choose our Slavery and Freedom Tour or Ghost Walking Tour!
See Historic Charleston with Old Walled City Walking Tours!
The 10 AM Old Walled City Tour is the ideal Charleston walking tour covering the very oldest neighborhoods, the waterfront at High Battery, and historic Charleston Harbor including Fort Sumter. The very best tour for lovers of architecture and gardens is the Home and Garden Tour offered at 1:30, which includes entry to two museum houses including the Heyward Washington and Edmondston Alston Houses.
In addition to our daily offerings, the Slavery and Freedom Tour is the only Charleston tour devoted exclusively to slavery and antebellum culture and is offered by appointment. In the evenings, our Spectral Adventure Ghost Tour will regale you with sad and ghastly tales of Old Charleston! This tour is available for your groups of four or more and can be arranged in the evening to suit your schedule. Check above for details.
We are glad to arrange our Charleston Tours for your school, church, civic groups or family reunions. Whether your group is 10 or 100, we can provide you with the best guides in the city to entertain your tour gathering! Call for rates and scheduling .
Adult - $35.00 + tax
Child - $8.00 + tax
12 and under
Choose our Slavery and Freedom Tour or Ghost Walking Tour!
Our Slavery and Freedom Tour and Charleston Ghost Walking Tour are offered by special request and then opened to the general public. Join a previously-scheduled tour opened to general admission or book a special request tour on the day of your choice.
Booking the Slavery and Freedom Tour or the Charleston Ghost Walking Tour
There is a $60 minimum to book these tours. Once scheduled, the tour is opened to the general public. In the event that three or more participants book the tour, whether in the original request group or once the tour is opened to the public, the rate drops to $20 per person. If applicable, a refund will be issued to the original request group.
To request the Slavery and Freedom Tour or the Charleston Ghost Walking Tour: Please choose your desired tour date and book a special request tour or check our calendar to join a previously-scheduled tour!
A representative from Charleston Old Walled City Walking Tours will be in touch shortly to confirm a start time for your tour. If booking a special request tour with less than 24 hours notice, please call us.
Tours meet at BB&T at 108 Meeting Street. Tours depart promptly so arrive 10-15 minutes early!
About Charleston Old Walled City Walking Tours
Welcome to Charleston!
I look forward to being your host on your next tour in Charleston. I am a seventh generation native son whose family arrived in 1792. I have been giving tours of my lovely old home town since 1979. Join me on a stroll of quaint backstreets and alleys, grand boulevards and the waterfront. We’ll peek into gardens and I’ll weave a tale for you of a city with a fascinating history of both great glory and tragic devastation. Through it all, Charleston has emerged as a city of incredible beauty and enduring traditions. My hope is that when we part ways that you will share my love of Charleston, America’s Most Historic City!
Al Ray, Owner at Old Walled City Tours
Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.
Health and Safety Policy
Pandemic Rules have been put in place to protect you, the public, from Covid-19. We ask that you follow these rules and encourage you to bring a mask.
(1) Walking tour group size will be limited to a maximum of ten (10) to follow social distancing
guidelines allowing 6-foot space between parties.
(2) All participants will be encouraged to bring their own face mask. Recognizing the potential for overheating or breathing difficulties caused by mask usage, tour time length should be evaluated on a daily basis.
(3) All customers will sign a waiver that states they are healthy and have not
exhibited any signs of illness (COVID-19) in the last 14 days.
(4) All tour guides will wear face masks when in close proximity of guests, and be equipped with hand sanitizer.