Tours & Attractions
Looking for things to do in Charleston? Why not stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War? Come face to face with a giant sea turtle. Take a tour of an antebellum mansion. Climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. There are so many blossoming gardens, so many photo opportunities and so many places to see.
PALMETTO CARRIAGE WORKS
The oldest carriage company in the city. Their licensed guides have been driving carriages longer than anyone else. Book in advance to avoid long waits!
ADVENTURE SIGHTSEEING PLANTATION TOURS
Enjoy a plantation tour or combination city tour with Charleston’s top rated bus tour company. Leave the driving to us! Private and group tours available.
OLD SOUTH WALKING TOUR
Walk to experience Charleston’s famous Rainbow Row and Battery. Explore hidden alleys and quaint by-ways that are inaccessible to carriages and vehicles. (Two hours)
PATRIOTS POINT NAVAL & MARITIME MUSEUM
Walk in the steps of heroes at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, home of the USS YORKTOWN. See three vessels, twenty-eight aircraft, the Vietnam Experience and more!
BULLDOG HAUNTED JAIL TOUR
Voted Charleston’s “Best Tour Company” the last eight years, Bulldog Tours offers the best history, culinary, and ghost tours in town. Located a block from the City Market.
As seen on “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures”, this tour explores Charleston’s most haunted building, the Old City Jail. Tour sells out often so reservations required.
Featured in Southern Living, NY Times, and AAA, this two-hour tour is the best overview of Charleston’s rich history, culture, antebellum homes, architecture, and gardens.
CHARLESTON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
Recommended by National Geographic, COA is located on pristine waters. Enjoy history, dolphins, & waterfowl via kayak, SUP & boat adventures. Top-rated Tripadvisor activity.
SPIRITLINE CRUISES - CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS
Charleston’s best & only harbor tour narrated in person by a licensed tour guide. Learn the real history aboard this relaxing 90 minute tour. Departs downtown & Mt. Pleasant.
NATURE ADVENTURES, LLC
See a variety of ecosystems up close and personal with your personal Charleston tour guide. You will learn about the local ecology and the history that ties it all together.
BEYOND THE FIELDS AT MIDDLETON PLACE
Powerful storytelling guides visitors through a deep exploration of domestic life, labor, and spirituality through the lens of the enslaved community at Middleton Place.
CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS
Enjoy Charleston’s top rated harbor tour with the official Charleston Harbor Tours! Tours depart daily mid-February – December. See website for a full schedule & tickets.
SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM
Charleston’s #1 family attraction! Come face-to-face with over 5000 amazing animals. Touch sharks and rays, and experience its Sea Turtle Care Center.
CHARLESTON FOOD TOURS
Voted Southern Living’s “Top 5 Tours to Take in Charleston”. We offer four unique tours that go behind the scenes and visit with chefs, culinary experts and specialty shops.
FORT SUMTER TOURS
Charleston’s “must do” – travel back in time by boat and experience where the Civil War began with Fort Sumter Tours. Boats depart daily from downtown and Patriots Point.
Enjoy a sail on the tall ship, Schooner Pride. One of the top rated things to do in Charleston and a top 10 sunset sail in the US. See the “Holy City” from the water with us.