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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

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  • 2-hour black history walking tour of Charleston
  • Morning departure time
  • Uncover hidden history
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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour
From US$ 28.00
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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour
From US$ 28.00
Overview
Get an inside perspective on Charleston's lesser-known black history during this 2-hour walking tour. Listen as your guide tells forgotten folktales and facts about important figures in the city's history.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and tour group at the tour office at 9:30am. Set off through Charleston's historic neighborhoods on foot, taking in the local ambiance from the ground up. 
Listen as your guide combines historical facts, personal perspectives, and powerful storytelling. Stop by the Jehu Junes Hotel site, see Catfish Row, where the opera Porgy and Bess is set. Stroll along the ocean, through Waterfront Park and past the Charleston Harbor. Finish up with visits to the Heyward Washington House and the Old Slave Art Museum. 
After 2 hours, return to your starting point with a better understanding of Charleston's black history.
Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Informative and enjoyable

From the moment Damon played his harmonica we knew we were in for a real treat and not your standard walking tour!!! Damon shared his knowledge and insights of what life was like in Charleston. He added personal stories and those that you wouldn't get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jocelyns697
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exceptional

We were fascinated and saddened by all we learned. Damon Fordham knows so much about the history of Charleston and is a very engaging speaker. Since it was raining hard, he offered to tell his stories and show pictures in a room at Buxton Books,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 30 July 2018
Fun and informative

The tour was very informative and, thanks to the characteristic and knowledgeable guide, very entertaining and fun. However, for a non-native English speaker, at times there were quite much dialects in the picture... Thus it was a little difficult to understand everything. Highly recommended tour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FinlandElina
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile
A+

The Lost Stories of Black Charleston is a must-do tour. It is so informative and great for any age. Damon Fordham took his time to tell us many lost stories and even held our toddler when she got a little fussy! He gave us insight...More

1  Thank Hana K
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Great History Tour with a Bit of Humor

This was an enjoyable tour with Professor Fordham. He is knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. There was wit, laughter, and storytelling along the way that kept our group engaged and entertained. This is a well paced tour in which questions are welcomed, enjoyed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank NJM0Mof1
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