Edmondston-Alston House

This walking tour departs from the Edmondston-Alston House.

Charleston's history and unique way of life can be greatly attributed to its location on a small peninsula bounded by two rivers. The southern tip of this peninsula, known as the Battery, has become one of the city's most treasured sites and no visit to Charleston would be complete without touring this historic district. Starting and ending at the Edmondston-Alston House, take an hour-long guided walking tour South of Broad Street and learn not only about the area's rich history, but about the extended Alston family during the years before the Civil War. Your experience will conclude with a 30 minute tour of the Edmondston-Alston House. Constructed in 1825, the house commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor and 90% of the home's furnishings were originally owned by the family.

This is the only walking tour in Charleston that includes a tour of a historic house.

We had the most awesome walking tour of the city with Benjamin. He was born and raised in Charleston and takes great pride in his hometown which was evident as we walked around taking in all the gorgeous architecture and sights. I would highly recommend this tour if you’re in town! I also recommended the tour to a lady we met at the rooftop bar afterwards. She went the next day and raved!
— Susie C on TripAdvisor