Self-Guided "The French Quarter Charleston" Solo Walking Tour

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Explore the Historical French Quarter of Charleston and discover its story. Go at your own pace, on your own schedule and on your own terms. It's like a real life tour guide, only it's on your phone, way more convenient and a better story teller. WalknTours technology seamlessly guides you step by step through The French Quarter telling you the stories of it's alleys, it's history, it's buildings, Church Street, churches, Pineapple Fountain, the Old Slave Market, Charleston Green, the Civil War and so much more. The tour takes about 1 hour to walk. But feel free to stop in the shops, historical sites or restaurants you'll discover as you walk through this picturesque city. The WalknTours app guides Solo travelers on a hands free tour. Go anytime, explore on your own schedule. Perfect for Solo Travelers. Especially Solo Travel Rebels. How it works: 1. Get the WalknTours app 2. Register an account using the code in your email 3. Go to 73 North Market Street 4. Press start

Itinerary Details

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Charleston City Market

Originally built in 1841 and it was modeled after the Temple of the Wingless Victory in Athens, Greece, the Charleston City Market is a must see. And great place to find a bite to eat. Here you'll discover the City Market and hear the story of the confederate museum. We will not go in. If you take the tour between 9:30am and 5pm you can walk through the Charleston City Market.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Powder Magazine

We will stop by the entrance and hear the story of the Powder magazine, one of the oldest buildings in Charleston. The tour does not go in but you can pause the tour and enter.

Duration: 4 minutes

Pass By: St. Philip's Church

We will stop outside the church. We will not enter. You'll hear the story of the church. and it's history. Also we will stop by the Pirate house a few doors down and discover the history of pirates in Charleston.

Stop At: French Huguenot Church

We wills top by the church but not go in. You'll hear the story of their persecution in France and how they fled to the new world.

Duration: 2 minutes

Pass By: Dock Street Theater

We will stop by and hear it's story. Way back on February 12th, 1736 the original Dock Street Theater opened. And it was the first building in America built exclusively for theatrical performances.

Pass By: Pink House Gallery

This old house was a pirate tavern, a law firm and now a gallery. And some say it's haunted. We will stop by the outside and hear it's story.

Stop At: Old Slave Mart Museum

Unfortunately Charleston has quite the history in the slave trade. This building once held a slave auction house. We stop by the front and hear it's story but do not enter.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Philadelphia Alley

It's a beautiful alley with a long history. And it's off the beaten path not often discovered by tourists. We will walk through Philadelphia alley and hear it's history and the history of why they call it the Duelers alley.

Duration: 3 minutes

Pass By:

We will pass Lodge Alley, the oldest street in Charleston, and then walk down Vendue Range to the park.

Stop At: Joe Riley Waterfront Park

The waterfront was once a place no one visited. Today it's a hot spot for toursits and locals. We will enter the park, see echo rock and walk to the Pineapple fountain. Along the way you'll hear the parks history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Pineapple Fountain

This iconic fountain is a. must see. And you'll learn why pineapples are so important in the Holy City. Tour ends here.

Duration: 2 minutes
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