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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour provided by Tour Charleston

Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

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Overview
Hear the lost stories of African American residents during this unique walking tour of Charleston. Your guide shares forgotten tales of local heroes who were often left out of the history books. You’ll visit sites like the Old Slave Mart Museum and gain a deeper understanding of Charleston's role in the nation's history.
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You'll start at
Buxton Books & Tour Charleston Headquarters
160 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USADeparture Point: Tour Charleston Headquarters (inside Buxton Books) Address: 160 King Street Charleston, SC 29401
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  • Pass by Tour Charleston
  • 1
    Charleston City Market
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Heyward-Washington House
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Old Slave Mart Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Joe Riley Waterfront Park
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
Buxton Books & Tour Charleston Headquarters
160 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USADeparture Point: Tour Charleston Headquarters (inside Buxton Books) Address: 160 King Street Charleston, SC 29401
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Highlights
  • Walking tour of Charleston’s African American history
  • Licensed guide is a writer, historian, and educator
  • See historical sites such as the Old Slave Mart Museum
  • Hear powerful storytelling and be introduced to neighborhoods
Important Information
Departure Point
Buxton Books & Tour Charleston Headquarters, 160 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2-hour Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour
  • Tours narrated by writer, historian, educator, and licensed tour guide, Damon Fordham
  • Experience Mother Emanuel A.M. E. Church stories that have faded from memory over the centuries.
  • Walk by historical Charleston sites such as Old Slave Mart Museum and the Heyward-Washington House
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Heyward-Washington House
  • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Mart Museum
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Barbara R wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a great time on the tour. Mr Fordham was very knowledgeable about Black Charleston history. I would recommend using a tablet to show the pictures and videos instead of a cell phone. It would make for a better viewing experience for your guests.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Brian S wrote a review Mar 2020
Maplewood, Minnesota2 contributions
Our guide professor Fordham. Took us on a wonderful journey through Charleston. We learned about the deep and often untold stories of the city. Told with humor, music and the great amount of knowledge professor Fordham brings. Our group was a small one of six people, all could
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jordan W wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our tour guide, Damon, was incredibly knowledgeable on so many different topics. We found the tour to be superb and would highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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SLH wrote a review Feb 2020
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I should have gone on a different tour. I and others in the tour could not hear our walking quide. I'm sure he had all kinds of great information, but walking with his back to us just doesn't work out for hearing. Also he showed the group pictures on his phone that a group of
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Date of experience: February 2020
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CatSaid wrote a review Jan 2020
Rosman, North Carolina21 contributions2 helpful votes
Professor Damon Fordham caused history to come alive on his superb walking tour. He is an excellent storyteller, musician and entertainer, with well researched and lived history. I can’t wait to read his books and learn more of this hard but fascinating history.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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kaitelin18
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Awesome!
Very informative, learned a lot about Charleston history and also a lot of fun! Picked the perfect night to go with
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rbmarie27
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So boring
Our tour was terrible, slow, and boring. The 2 stories we heard were long, drawn out, and didn’t make sense. We cal
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laurengR762ZL
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Informative and spooky!
John Poole was a great guide. We went on the 8:30 PM tour and John was able to speak to Charleston’s history as wel
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greendg
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Top-notch!
Shannon was extraordinary! Her knowledge of the city and its history was so comprehensive. Her story-telling was so
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632calvinc
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Great tour!
Rhett was an excellent storyteller and it was awesome to actually be able to enter one of the locations (a graveyar
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Elizabeth K
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Good storytelling but light on the ghosts
We had a great guide in Shanon, who was really friendly and a great storyteller. I really liked that we had a small
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lmm1975
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Amazing storyteller and fun facts
5 star. We loved our tour guide. He was excited to be there and he was able to recreate Old Charleston in our ima
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trailingtwokids
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I found an orb in the whistling alley!!
Mr Neil is fantastic-a great orator and fun to listen to. This was such an enjoyable and fun few hours waking aroun
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N2720DLdamians
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Great time
Rhett is a great story teller. The tour was great and we got to get into creepy graveyards other tours couldn't ge
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Odessa048
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Mr. Neil Produces Standing Ovation
Entertaining yet spooky tour wound its way through historic district with long stops filled with stories. Mr. Neil
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KatB92020
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Not so much
Seems like we spent too much time in parking lots nowhere near the subject of the stories. We left early. Couldn’t
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Karen R
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Well Done!
Mr. Neale did not disappoint! Interesting stories, one with a surprising twist! The Unitarian graveyard is fascina
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MonkeyHeather
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A fun experience
We enjoyed the tour, even though it was a pretty chilly night. Rhett was very knowledgeable about Charleston and it
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Stacey756
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Amazing Charleston Experience
We had such a good time roaming around Charleston and hearing wonderful stories. The graveyard was the highlight fo
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Wiley5CO
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Interesting and unique tour
This was our favorite tour we took in Charleston. Rhett was a great story teller and kept us engaged. Unique way to
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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