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

Price

$25 per ticket

Time

Starts 1PM Daily,
Duration 1-1/2 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 our tour guide was so passionate about this tour. He was interesting, so knowledgeable and answer all question about this amazing city. He has a great sense of humor... read more

    Skip A
    2/23/2020

    star rating  I've gone on a lot of Charleston tours, which means I often hear the same information. On this tour though, I learned a lot of new things I didn't know... read more

    allieb5618
    3/01/2021

    star rating  My husband and I took a tour with Jonathan Green and are already discussing when we should do this again! So much history, enthusiasm and energy comes with the... read more

    IowaGuiness
    11/22/2019

    star rating  I have lived in Charleston for 5 years and my fiancée for 2. We have a broad knowledge of the city’s history, but when we hosted my future father in... read more

    F2760ABandyd
    10/30/2019
  • 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

    55coltj
    3/27/2020

    star rating  We had Jonathan give us the Chicora tour and had a blast! Beautiful Charleston weather and inspirational stories told with passion. I learned a lot and am looking forward to... read more

    WitchOfMarketSt
    11/28/2019

    star rating  It's clear that Jonathan is passionate and caring of Charleston's people and history- it's very apparent in his tours. The cities history is rich and extensive, and I don't feel... read more

    F4371NHalexanderf
    4/29/2021

    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
    4/14/2020
  • star rating  My husband and I took have taken walking tours in Italy, Chicago and New Orleans. None were as informative and engaging as the time we spent with Jonathan walking in... read more

    ontheroadalot_9
    3/10/2020

    star rating  We had a great tour today with Jonathan! I highly recommend taking one of his tours He is extremely knowledgeable and answers all your questions. We got to learn... read more

    P1411YOamyb
    10/10/2019

    star rating  Outstanding guide, group, and topic. Immediately at ease with the plan and our guide. He clearly has a passion for Charleston, its history, charm, and beauty. He took every comment... read more

    725jillc
    2/02/2020

    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

    Escape758510
    3/21/2021
  • 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!

    WWDWD1
    6/14/2021

    star rating  This tour was great! Learned about history we did not previously know about. The tour guide was very knowledgable about everything.

    rebeccavF3417JK
    12/15/2019

    star rating  My mom (visiting from California) and I had the best time walking with Jonathan! He was very informative, and the historical stories he told were detailed and captivating. I feel... read more

    951shelbic
    12/02/2019

    star rating  Jonathan was a fantastic and passionate wealth of information about the badass women in Charleston's history. He spoke directly from the heart about women who achieved incredible things despite the... read more

    Tyler H
    10/23/2019
  • star rating  Our group of 7 from Ohio joined our guide Jonathan today for a walking tour to learn about some badass women who through determination, grit, perseverance, and passion, helped change... read more

    Bindy G
    11/14/2019

    star rating  What a great experience. Jonathan, our guide, was so knowledgeable and interesting. He is a great story teller, the two hours went by too quickly. It is obvious he... read more

    kent h
    11/15/2020

    star rating  Our guide Jonathan was informed, entertaining, and passionate. While I was aware of some of the women he spoke about, I learned about a few new ones. Stories were great.

    JoanZ071
    3/15/2020

    star rating  Johnathan is an excellent guide...extremely knowledgeable and entertaining!! His love for his city is evident and contagious. By far the best of 3 tours l took while in Charleston.

    Bernadine M
    11/04/2019
  • star rating  Jonathan is incredible. He talks about these stories with care and passion. He’s extremely knowledgeable and is telling different and important stories that should be heard. Everyone should take this... read more

    kylie393
    2/25/2020

    star rating  This was our first visit to Charleston and had limited time to enjoy our vacation . We wanted to spend our time wisely and Jon escorted us through the city... read more

    Mike S
    10/24/2019

    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

    hookdizzle
    1/03/2020

    star rating  Jonathan was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history and stories he shared on this tour. He was charismatic, fun and a pleasure to walk with! He showed... read more

    Tracy A
    10/18/2019
  • star rating  Our grown son and I just completed this tour with guide, Jonathan Green. He was hands down the best tour guide we have ever experienced. He is extremely knowledgeable about... read more

    cberg312
    3/14/2020

    star rating  We had the absolute best time touring Charleston with our wonderful guide Jonathan! He makes the history of this city really come alive with his energy and passion! I would... read more

    Julietcoleman
    1/17/2020

    star rating  I enjoyed the story-telling nature of this tour! It felt like we were walking through time learning about architecture, culture, art, war and famous lives from the beginnings of Charleston... read more

    merrillf2021
    3/28/2021

    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

    garycZ2609QD
    3/30/2020
  • star rating  He is very passionate and knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and I can not recommend him high enough

    brwright91
    5/04/2021

    star rating  This tour was amazing!! It was so informational and fun at the same time, Jonathan was so charismatic and really made EVERYTHING he said very interesting. At times my hair... read more

    Nebsmith23
    1/15/2020

    star rating  Our tour was on Christmas Day and it was the best present I have ever opened! Jon is a bottomless wealth of information, facts, and obscure details which made the... read more

    890carolf
    1/11/2020

    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

    katiebS5844JL
    4/26/2021
  • star rating  I have lived in the Charleston area for almost one year. I’ve been on many carriage, walking and culinary tours. This was by far the most fun and the most... read more

    407cathleenh
    6/25/2019

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

    Footprints754825
    3/07/2021

    star rating  The tourguide Jonathan was fabulous! Great personality and generous in answering questions with a wealth of historical spellbinding storytelling! We couldn’t have had a better time and the... read more

    PMR4520
    6/07/2021

    star rating  Jon was a great tour guide. He knew all the details along our walk and answered all of our questions very thoroughly. It was so informative and interesting. I cannot... read more

    Kelli B
    7/01/2019
  • star rating  Jon is an awesome tour guide and storyteller and also takes an interest in getting to know his audience. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Charleston, thanks Jon!