2 Hour Walking Tours
Wednesdays through Sundays
9:30 a.m. tours & 1:30 p.m. tours
$25 per adult | $10 per child
If you’re looking to book a walking tour of Charleston, SC, contact licensed and certified tour guide and artist, Amelia ("Mimi") Whaley, whose family arrived in Charles Town in the 1690's and later settled on Edisto Island as planters.
Walking tours are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and last approximately 2 hours, Reservations are required. Private walking tours are available by appointment; these can be tailored to various interests such as, "The Charleston Renaissance", "Exploring the Walled City of Charleston" and "The Historic Churches and Graveyards of the Walled City".
"Although Charleston has weathered Indians, pirates, 5 great fires between 1740 and 1861, various wars, hurricanes and a devastating earthquake, a wealth of architecture remains. Charleston truly is a 'living city'. While we have several excellent museum houses, most of the historic houses you’ll see on our tour are homes. Charleston was, is and continues to be known for its gracious hospitality."
Tour Tips: Bring a sun hat, your camera and if needed, an umbrella. Above all, wear comfortable shoes. Rain or shine, the tour goes on!
Amelia ("Mimi") Whaley
Mimi was born in Charleston and grew up on nearby Edisto Island, one of several sea islands settled by planters due to their close proximity to Charleston. In addition to the Whaleys, Seabrooks, Mikells and Baynards, Mimi is also a direct descendant of Paul Grimball, the recipient of an English land grant of over 1,000 acres on Edisto in 1683; he and his family were the first documented white settlers on Edisto. In Charleston and the Lowcountry, it’s common to hear, "Everyone around here is related; it's just whether or not you claim each other…"
Mimi enjoys sharing the history of Charleston and the Lowcountry. She leads walking tours Wednesdays through Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., leaving from Washington Park in the heart of the old city. These walking tours last approximately 2 hours and end in the vicinity of the Charleston Market.
Sallie Avice du Buisson
Sallie is a native of Charleston, descended from two of the first settlers of South Carolina John Godfrey and Henry Hughes who arrived on the ship the “Carolina” in 1670-1671.
Sallie has studied the history of Charleston and the Lowcountry virtually all of her life. Having worked at the Charleston Museum and the South Carolina Historical Society and twice attended the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) Summer Institute on the Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, she is eager to share her knowledge of Charleston history, architecture, material culture, and horticulture with you.
Please call or send the contact form with the number and first name of adults, the number, ages and first names of any children in your group, the date of the tour and which tour you’re interested in, either the 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. tour.
If you’re interested in booking a private tour, please contact me regarding price and desired date.