Charleston, SC History Buff 1, 2 or 3-Day Itinerary

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This itinerary is simply an example of what you can do. When purchasing Tour Pass you are free to do whatever you want. You can follow this itinerary or create your own from the list of available attractions.

Love history? Charleston is the place to be if so. Explore the famous and in-famous parts of one of the oldest cities in the United States.

Below you’ll find a full 3-Day itinerary. You’ll have a full understanding of Charleston’s historic past if all of these landmark sites are visited.

Day #1)

  1. There’s no better way than to start your day on the water with a Harbor Tour (admission included with Tour Pass). The Charleston Harbor is the epicenter of all that made this port city what it is today. Learn about the Colonial days (Pirates), Revolutionary and Civil Wars, see Fort Sumter up-close and other historical sites.
  2. Charleston Strolls History Walking Tour does a fantastic job of telling the city’s history (admission included with Tour Pass).
  3. Time to eat and there’s no better Southern food than what’s cooked up at The Grit Counter, located right across the bridge in Mount Pleasant! ($7 per adult and $4 per child credit is included with Tour Pass).
  4. Head to the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon that’s one of nation’s most historical buildings (admission included with Tour Pass).
  5. Charleston’s history cannot be told without visiting the Old Slave Mart Museum (admission included with Tour Pass)

1-Day Cost (without Pass) =  $79/Adult, $46/Child

Cost of 1-Day Tour Pass = $74/Adult, $42/Child

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Slave Mart Museum

Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

Charleston Strolls History Walking Tour

Charleston Harbor Tour by SpiritLine Cruises

Day #2)

  1. Start the day with a relaxing Palmetto Carriage Tour (admission included with Tour Pass) and learn some history from some of the best guides in the city.
  2. Walk over to Waterfront Park and hop on the Charleston Water Taxi and head to Mount Pleasant for lunch….you may even see a dolphin or two (all-day ride pass included with Tour Pass).
  3. Lunch! The Charleston Harbor Fish House serves up some of the best seafood (non-seafood items as well) in the Holy City. When done, hop back on Water Taxi and return to the Aquarium Wharf. Tour Pass includes $7/adult and $4/child voucher at Fish House!
  4. Walk 3 blocks to the Charleston Museum, founded in 1773 and commonly regarded as “America’s first museum”. They have a wonderful collection that tells Charleston’s story (admission included with Tour Pass).
  5. Walk back down towards the Market and go to the Confederate Museum (admission included with Tour Pass).
  6. Right around the corner you’ll find the Powder Magazine where munitions were stored. The oldest building in Colonial Charles Town’s walled city still standing (admission included with Tour Pass)

Daily Total (without Pass) = $68/Adult, $41/Child

2-Day Total (without Pass) = $147/Adult, $87/Child

Cost of 2-Day Tour Pass = $104/Adult, $62/Child

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The Powder Magazine

The Charleston Museum

Palmetto Carriage Tours

Confederate Museum

Charleston Water Taxi

Charleston Harbor Fish House | $7 Voucher

Day #3)

  1. Start the morning off right with Adventure Sightseeing’s See it All City Bus Tour. They’ll take you past all of the amazing sites such as the Battery and many other historic sites, fully narrated (admission included with Tour Pass).
  2. Check out the Nathaniel Russell House and their fantastic docent led tours. Step back in time in this famous Charleston house museum (admission included with Tour Pass).
  3. Go to where it all started, Charleston Towne Landing, the first settlement in the Carolina’s. They have a fantastic visitor’s center, natural habitat zoo, replica ship they sailed on that you can tour and some amazing walking trails to explore (admission included with Tour Pass).
  4. Finish the day at McLeod Plantation where you’ll learn about plantation life along with the plight of the enslaved who lived and worked there (admission included with Tour Pass).

Daily Total (without Pass) = $61/Adult, $32/Child

3-Day Total (without Pass) = $208/Adult, $119/Child

Cost of 3-Day Tour Pass = $135/Adult, $76/Child

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Nathaniel Russell House Museum

McLeod Plantation

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Adventure Sightseeing See It All – Bus City Tour