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Visit historic Fort Sumter.

Historic City Tour and Fort Sumter Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Tour Fort Sumter "where the Civil War began"

Highlights

  • Charleston's Historic Homes
  • The Battery Sea Wall
  • Historic Churches
  • Old Market Area
  • The Four Corners of Law
  • Rainbow Row
  • Fort Sumter
  • Aircraft Carrier Yorktown
  • America's longest cable-stayed bridge
  • Charleston's bustling Port

Inclusions

  • Please confirm date and times before submitting reservation.
  • Please note that booking times are exact and not an arrival window
  • Booking can not be changed once reservation is made
  • 90 minute guided tour of historic Charleston
  • Cruise to historic Fort Sumter. Includes 30 minute cruise to the fort, one hour on Fort Sumter for visitation and a 30 minute return cruise.
  • Times listed denote City Tour portion only. Please allow extra time for combination tours.

Exclusions

  • Please note the City of Charleston does not allow Hop on Hop off services

Please Note

This tour combines our 90 minute Historic Charleston City Tour with a boat tour to Fort Sumter "where the civil war began". The fort tour lasts 2 1/4 hours. These tours may be taken on separate days. If you decide to take both tours on the same day you must purchase either the 9:30am, 10:00am 12:00pm or 12:30pm Historic Charleston City tour to conform to the boat schedule. These times will allow Gray Line of Charleston to provide you with transportation to the boat dock as well as arrange for your transportation back to the Visitor’s Center.

  • All Gray Line City Tours depart from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Tours depart every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour) beginning at 9:30am, with the final departure of the day at 2:30pm/3:00pm.

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Jan 16 2017
If history class would have been this wonderful, we would have all learned more in high school! Very informative and a great experience. We saw dolphins on the ferry ride, and got to help fold the Fort Sumpter flag as we were the last tour of the day. Great stories, and the museums are also very interesting.
Jan 14 2017
Excellent
Jan 07 2017
As Above
Dec 11 2016
Cannot say as we never took the tour.
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ITINERARY

Take a journey through Charleston’s 300 years of living history with our licensed tour guides. Experience the Old Market area and the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived and worshiped. Step out of the air-conditioned minibus onto the famous Battery Seawall. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. PLUS Enjoy a cruise to historic Fort Sumter "where the civil war began".

This tour combines our 90 minute Historic Charleston City Tour with a boat tour to Fort Sumter "where the civil war began". The fort tour lasts 2 1/4 hours. These tours may be taken on separate days. If you decide to take both tours on the same day you must purchase either the 9:30am, 10:00am or 12:30pm Historic Charleston City tour to conform to the boat schedule. These times will allow Gray Line of Charleston to provide you with transportation to the boat dock as well as arrange for your transportation back to the Visitor’s Center.

Gray Line City Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9:30am until 3:00pm from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street.

  • Boat Vouchers: Gray Line guests will receive vouchers for boat passage to Fort Sumter upon check-in with the Gray Line dispatcher.

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