Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour
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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

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Pass By: Tour Charleston, 160 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

"IF THESE STREETS COULD TALK..." and now they will. Author, historian, educator and licensed tour guide, Damon Fordham combines his powerful blend of artful storytelling with solid historical and personal perspective.

Stop At: Charleston City Market, 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155

Visit sites starting with the Charleston City Market, a historic marketplace located in downtown Charleston. Then, head on to Jehu Jones Hotel, Catfish Row (of Porgy and Bess fame).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Heyward-Washington House, 87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2503

Pass by the Heyward-Washington House which belonged to Thomas Heyward Jr., a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Slave Mart Museum, 6 Chalmers St, Charleston, SC 29401-3005

Old Slave Mart Museum is the building that once held slave auction galleries, located in downtown Charleston.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Joe Riley Waterfront Park, Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2129

See and hear about lesser known places where heroes and heroines made history...but missed the history books. Walk the path from slavery through Reconstruction to civil rights. End by walking along the beautiful Charleston Harbor through Waterfront Park. Discover the forgotten stories of black Charleston on this captivating walking tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

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  • 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
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Heyward-Washington House
  • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Mart Museum
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
5 | 2017-06-20

This is a MUST do in Charleston. Damon Fordham is informative, entertaining and just amazing in his presentation of facts and the history of Charleston. So glad we did this as our first walking tour, sets the bar high. Highly recommend this and would walk with him again for sure.

Kelcey S
5 | 2017-03-28

The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. My mom and I really enjoyed learning about history that is not typically covered in the classroom or in other history tours. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Charleston!

Tammy I
5 | 2017-01-22

This was a wonderful tour lead by and extremely knowledgeable historian who shared very interesting facts about Charleston that are not commonly known. I highly recommend taking this walk!

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