Original Charleston Walking Tours

With Travel Writer Jill Paris

Fun Things To Do In Charleston - Where To Eat, Drink, Shop, Sleep, Walk, Gawk, Repeat.

The Piercing Beauty of St. Philip’s Church

 Visitors to Charleston naturally gravitate toward the majestic steeple of St. Philip’s Church, located at 146 Church Street, that seems to pierce the sky with its (leaning) point upward, making it one of the most recognizable sights in the Holy City.  St. Philip’s Church was organized in 1680 as Charleston’s oldest Episcopal congregation and was the first Anglican church established south of Virginia. The first church building, a frame structure, was built c. 1681 on the present site of St. Michael’s Church at the corner of Broad and Meeting Streets. According to tradition, the first minister was accused, in 1682, of having christened a young bear while in an inebriated condition. A second church was built in 1710-23 on this site. Constructed of brick, the new church had a tower centered in the street, in the manner of contemporary parish churches in England which were placed at the center crossroads. The church also had three Doric porticoes

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Love Stories of Charleston

Tread carefully inside the graveyard said to be haunted by the subject of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Annabel Lee. Glimpse the former brothel house once owned by a madam loved by many.

Famous & Infamous Ladies of Charleston

Strolling down the charming streets and hidden alleys of the French Quarter and South of Broad, you’ll be privy to the secrets of local characters and learn about the southern culture through heartfelt tales, not lectures.

High Society

After meandering down the tree-lined district where landowners spared no expense learning of their wild and decadent tastes, we’re granted special access inside South Carolina Society Hall.

High Society II: Art & Wine

This unforgettable walking tour features artists, artisans, architects, and more whose contributions are responsible for the rich beauty of Charleston.
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