Badass Broads

Every badass history has a badass HERSTORY

JWalk Tours presents Charleston's most unique walking tour, "Badass Broads of Charleston." This is a walk where we may step outside of the lines just a bit but we consider it a homage to these ladies who sometimes had to step way outside of the lines and defy the conventions of their day to make their marks. JWalk Tours is proud to tell you about a few of the badass ladies who you'll discover are a vibrant part of Charleston's story. A story that is, unfortunately, relegated to back pages of history and often untold.

You will get to know one of America's first rebels, a Revolutionary War hero who threw herself into that monumental effort. We'll get into some darker history and meet a villain of sorts who stepped far outside the lines as one of the most famous female pirates of all time. More than a few of our early feminists shaped our history by speaking out against social injustice and railing against the evils of slavery in an economy that was largely driven by it. Post-slavery era, you'll meet the daughter of a former slave who Martin Luther King referred to as "The Grandmother of the Movement."

There is so much more we want to share with you! We look forward to seeing you on our newly launched Badass Broads Tour.

Plan Your Tour


$25 per ticket


Starts 1PM Daily,
Duration 2 Hours

Starting Point

Bitty & Beau's
159 Church St.
Charleston, SC

We had an amazing time! Have not stopped talking about it and all of the stories we learned. You have such a gift of story telling and your passion and knowledge of the city make your tours amazing!! - Jennifer P. (Florida)

The Badass Broads tour is truly badass. Jonathan' knowledge and passion for Charleston's history is simply amazing. We laughed, we cried and enjoyed every minute of it. - Warren G. (Texas)

Let's Take a Walk

  • star rating  Jonathan was very informative, entertaining, and enthusiastic about every story on the tour. 10 out of 10 would recommend! Best Tour in Charleston.

    November 28, 2019

    star rating  I went on this tour with four of my friends (all college-aged). Our tour guide, Will, was super knowledgable and made the tour very interesting! You can tell he really... read more

    November 21, 2019

    star rating  On thanksgiving Day, Jonathan took myself and about 14 friends on a tour through Charleston. I have lived here for two years and have never done a walking tour before.... read more

    December 6, 2019

    star rating  Johnathan provided my family from out of town one of the best experiences they've had in Charleston! My nephew - who is young, most have asked 100 questions, Johnathan was... read more

    April 17, 2020
  • star rating  We had a great time! Plenty of stops and knowledge shared. Felt like a group of friends on a walk around a fascinating city. Awesome!

    March 13, 2021

    star rating  Learned so much in just 2 hours! And the exercise was a bonus. Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable and made the tour fun! Would highly recommend it!!

    March 15, 2021

    star rating  My friend and I traveled to Charleston from Philadelphia to do some sightseeing, and this tour did NOT disappoint! From history to herstory, we really enjoyed our knowledgeable Charleston College... read more

    February 9, 2020

    star rating  We thoroughly enjoyed "Badass Broads of Charleston" and discovering the history of Charleston through fascinating stories of amazing women. Jonathan is a stellar tour guide, and great storyteller. ... read more

    April 8, 2021
  • star rating  Jonathan was extremely professional, informative, fun, and a wonderful guide. We learned more about Charleston in the perfect amount of time than we would have imagined. Highly recommended!

    June 14, 2021

    star rating  I recently joined Jonathan on his Badass Broads tour. The experience was incredible. Jonathan’s wealth of knowledge about the city and its history paired with his innate story-telling abilities brought... read more

    Mallie S
    July 14, 2021

    star rating  Best tour I’ve ever taken! Jonathan has a ton of knowledge and he’s able to take that knowledge and share it with amazing stories! I can’t wait to take more... read more

    January 23, 2020

    star rating  I don't usually leave reviews but I felt compelled to because this tour was so awesome and I'm not exaggerating here - it literally made our trip. Jonathan is... read more

    February 23, 2021
  • star rating  We loved taking the Badass Broads tour. Jonathan Green did a fabulous job of keeping our interest at every turn and showcasing his knowledge and appreciation of all the strong... read more

    April 26, 2021

    star rating  He is very passionate and knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and I can not recommend him high enough

    May 4, 2021

    star rating  This was not a typical, generic tour of Charleston- it was WAY better! By far, the most interesting and informative, mixed with some humor, story telling of one of the... read more

    Jen M
    June 7, 2021

    star rating  We enjoyed this walking tour! We found it to be one of the most interesting tours and we walked away with so much more knowledgeable of Charleston! ... read more

    Jennifer B
    April 14, 2020
  • star rating  Jonathan did a great job giving us an overview of history here along with details of specific, interesting events. His relationship with local homeowners paid off when, as we... read more

    January 12, 2020

    star rating  JWalk Tours was fantastic!! We learned so much about some of the history of Charleston in 2 hours. Jonathan was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We're looking forward to doing another... read more

    March 16, 2021

    star rating  The pace was easy going, the knowledge was in-depth and incredibly well delivered, even the weather didn't let us down. This is the absolute best tour I've taken in... read more

    March 27, 2020

    star rating  My wife and I have lived in Charleston for almost 2 years now and have wanted to do a walking tour since day 1. With our hectic schedules we always... read more

    January 3, 2020
  • star rating  Jonathan "knows his stuff", put us at ease and proceeded at our pace. His passion for our beloved Charleston shines through. We'll be back for more.

    Pam A
    October 19, 2020

    star rating  Jonathan’s passion for history radiates and brings life to his tours. He will take you on a walk through history that will inspire you and create a sense of emotion... read more

    November 28, 2019

    star rating  This tour is amazing!!! Jon is so friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about Charleston. My boyfriend and I did this tour to learn more about the city and also to hear... read more

    March 21, 2021

    star rating  This review is long overdue and bad on me. It was Christmas Day and Jonathan took my aunt and me on an incredible journey through the quiet streets of... read more

    March 22, 2020
  • star rating  Excellent tour. Jonathan is a great storyteller and extremely knowledgeable. He was flexible in that he tailored his tour to us. We told him we had already done... read more

    November 6, 2019

    star rating  We had such a great tour with Sara G. She was fantastic! Her passion for the city was evident in the stories she told along the tour. She was able... read more

    June 27, 2020

    star rating  Great personal tour. Very informative. The really seem to support local businesses. We have been a lot of walking tours, this was one of the best

    March 30, 2020

    star rating  This tour was awesome!! I was entranced by Jon’s knowledge of history and his artfully told stories.

    March 7, 2021
  • star rating  Highly recommend JWalk Tours. Great guide with a passion for all things Charleston. Look forward to returning for his future tours.

    Susie B
    July 7, 2021

    star rating  Jonathan's tour was fascinating. As someone with only a broad scope of American history, particularly Southen history, I was intrigued, moved and amused by the wonderful storytelling. Walking through the... read more

    October 29, 2019

    star rating  Where to begin?! Jonathan is an unbelievable sponge of history knowledge! The level of passion and history knowledge are unmatched. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and learned so much about... read more

    July 12, 2021

    star rating  What a great way to end our 2 day visit in Charleston. What a passionate yet very knowledgeable guide Jonathan was. You can tell this is... read more

    February 27, 2020
  • star rating  Well planned and fun! This is a great ‘off the beaten path’ of Charleston history- highly recommend this tour. Jonathan was great- thank you!

    Jen M
    July 12, 2021

    star rating  My boyfriend and I booked a tour through Jwalk tours and it was such a memorable experience. Jonathan has a unique way of taking you back into time and his... read more

    October 23, 2019

    star rating  Our tour with Jon and JWalk Tours was amazing. We learned so much about the history and city of Charleston. Jon was very knowledgeable and was able to keep our... read more

    August 5, 2019

    star rating  Jonathon was absolutely phenomenal! He was so excited and truly emotional about the history of Charleston! Eager to answer any questions! It was almost like we were in the midst... read more

    March 3, 2020
  • star rating  You won't find any other tours in Charleston like this one. I ended up being the only person on the tour, yet Jonathan gave it his all to make the... read more

    June 5, 2021

    star rating  Took my mom on the tour as a Christmas gift. She absolutely loved it. This was my second time taking the tour and I still feel like I learned a... read more

    December 27, 2020

    star rating  Jonathan was knowledgeable and engaging and was very thoughtful! I loved the tour and all the historical stories. The pace was perfect and if you required any breaks he was... read more

    May 22, 2021

    star rating  Jonathan went above and beyond to make sure our tour of Charleston was a great experience. He is very interesting and we enjoyed our time. We also learned a lot... read more

    July 22, 2020

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