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St Philip's Church

The church remains the oldest operating European-American congregation, and has been a church in the city since the 1680's.

Nearby Attractions

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Historic Charleston City Market
One of America's oldest markets, one could spend a day shopping and chatting with its 300+ entrepreneurs and munching on tasty local snacks.
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
The waterfront park boasts spectacular views of the sea and is the perfect place to plop yourself down on an antiquated bench to enjoy the scenery.
French Huguenot Church
The only one of its kind remaining in the US, the church traces its roots to French Huguenot refugees in the late 1600's.
Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
The Exchange was once owned by the British, the Confederacy, and the city of Charleston. It's the site where South Caroline ratified the US Constitution.
Old Slave Mart Museum
The first museum opened to tell the story of slaves in America, the museum is operated by people who can trace their family roots to the Charleston slave trade.
Charleston's French Quarter
Sitting within the original walled city of Charleston, the French Quarter neighborhood is a Nationally Registered Historical District.

Related Tours

Private Walking Tour of Charming Charleston
One of America's oldest cities - and one of its wealthiest preceding the Civil War - a visit to Charleston is a walk through the pages of the country's history books. On your private walking tour of Charleston, you will: 

  • Start at the picturesque Rainbow Row and learn about why houses have maintained their colorful facades through the years.
  • Tour the only still existing place where slaves were sold at auction, the Old Slave Mart Museum.
  • Enjoy a walk along the coastline in Joe Riley Waterfront Park.
  • See the only still-practicing French Huguenot Church in the country. 
  • Stroll the stalls of crafts, produce, and local fare at the Historic Charleston City Market.
  • End your tour with  a snack and drink at the market, while your guide gives you recommendations for the rest of your time in the charming, old city.
With nearly four centuries of history, Charleston is jam-packed with stories waiting to be heard. Let yourself be transported into the romanticism of the painted houses and the beautiful waterfront. Enjoy the easy stroll the city - Charleston is a flat city, and perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a day at a leisurely pace. 

On your private walking tour, your guide will discuss with you the first few centuries of the city - the way the slave-trade evolved over the years, and the way the system made Charleston the wealthiest city in the South; then hear how the Civil War dismantled and destroyed the city's infrastructure. To walk in Charleston is to grapple with the complexity of its past, while seeing the work it has done and continues to do to make its Southern hospitality inclusive and sincere to all. 
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