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 2PM 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

  •   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

    BringEmATshirt
    1/12/2020

      Loved, loved, loved it! So much more interesting than most. We learned the history behind the history and went at our pace. I would recommend to anyone.

    lalasueb2004
    9/22/2020

      Me and a co worker really enjoyed the tour. Our guide’s knowledge was amazing and also his passion for history made it more interesting!

    Companion745824
    3/31/2020

      Every time Jonathan spoke, you could feel his passion for story telling. His dedication to his craft kept everyone’s attention throughout the whole tour. He seamlessly works light hearted jokes... read more

    G3649WJjohng
    11/28/2019
  •   Jonathon was phenomenal! I felt like I traveled back in time listening to him tell stories of Robert Smalls and other famous historians. Highly recommend this tour! Fantastic!!!

    littlealliebailey
    10/20/2019

      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

      We all really enjoyed our tour today. Jonathan is an extremely knowledgeable tour guide and passionate about the tour information. I’ve lived in Charleston for over 15 years and have... read more

    Emily K
    11/08/2019

      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

    jpete123
    8/05/2019
  •   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

    piscionierej
    11/21/2019

      Jon truly knows and cares about the history of this beautiful town. Not only does he understand the basic background, he is a true historian and researches the facts in... read more

    Sally V
    7/04/2019

      I would highly recommend this walking tour to anyone visiting Charleston. Tour guide John was knowledgeable, informative & fun!

    stevegK8243WF
    1/15/2020

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

    guscrump
    11/28/2019

      Jonathan is a very knowledgeable guide to learn about Charleston’s history. He covered all of the history: good, bad, and ugly! He was very personable and answered questions along our... read more

    648parisw
    6/20/2020

      Our tour was very informative and entertaining. Jonathon’s delivery of information was fabulous....not at all boring!! He made sure to ask if we had any questions before... read more

    Tundra1998
    11/26/2019

      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
  •   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

      We had an excellent, informative walk with Jonathan. He knows his Charleston history and his love for the city and it’s unique place in both the Revolutionary and Civil War... read more

    sharon w
    10/04/2019

      I took the Chicora Walk Tour- it was great. So much good information, including honest history of heavier subjects and uplifting stories about the people and the city. Time well... read more

    J2633RXbarbarab
    2/11/2020

      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
  •   John has more passion and knowledge than the average tour guide in Charleston. What makes his tour so special is the way he ties together all of his knowledge to... read more

    annafJ1573ZR
    2/05/2020

      Jonathan has really researched his information. He is knowledgeable and well spoken. He is thoughtful and considerate, not only for his tour group, but also for the property owners.... read more

    Oma3612
    3/10/2020

      Jonathan's knowledge and passion for Charleston's history is simply amazing. We laughed, we cried and downright enjoyed every minute of the walk. He spent two hours with us because couldn't... read more

    groovopolis
    9/23/2019

      This tour is hands down THE BEST in Charleston and very family friendly! Our tour guide Jonathan was so nice and had so much information on the History of the... read more

    Shanshalala
    1/23/2020
  •   Jonathan is fantastic! He is very knowledgeable, friendly and will answer any questions you have. My boyfriend and I learned things we never knew about Charleston I definitely got the... read more

    MaureenC1354
    1/20/2020

      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

      Jonathon was an amazing and informative tour guide. He has a shining personality that really brings the HER-story of Charleston to life. If you’re looking for something more exciting than... read more

    Koreindian
    11/19/2019

      Awesome experience, pleasant, educational walk through beautiful Charleston. Loved the history of the ladies.

    V9032OXjohnl
    12/13/2019
  •   We have been to Charleston many times doing many historic tours. This was/is hands down the best we have ever done. We learned the most and enjoyed this tour so... read more

    666russellt
    3/15/2020

      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

      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

      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
  •   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

      I have been a tour guide for 4 years and this one of the best tours and experiences I’ve had in Charleston. John not only provides amazing and interesting “herstory”... read more

    52elliottc
    2/04/2020

      Excellent walking tour! Jonathan had a great personality and plenty of historical stories (great story teller). Very easy to approach and ask questions. I am looking forward to the next... read more

    Bob B
    11/06/2019

      No matter how you look at our history here in the united states, we've always had many events that have been apart of history but would never get the recognition... read more

    frontline2020
    1/09/2020
  •   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

    670meagang
    12/06/2019

      This tour was incredible! My boyfriend and I are locals, and learned more than we ever did in school about the history of our very own city. Jonathan is very... read more

    lopolston
    8/23/2020

      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

    shahgiat
    10/29/2019

      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

    amandaeP8069XM
    1/23/2020

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General Tour Booking Phone

+1 843-974-8632

Group and Private Tours

+1 843-608-1911

Email

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