WALKING TOURS

Badass Broads Tour

 

JWalk's "Badass Broads Walking Tour" 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 present 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. [More Info]

Chicora Walking Tour 

Walking the streets of Charleston, one of the oldest cities in America, is walking through an important part of the tapestry of American history. Established in 1670, Charleston grew to become one of the nation’s leading ports and was an especially important for trade and military defense in the South. In fact, by 1750 Charleston was the largest and wealthiest city south of Philadelphia.

On our walk together, you’ll become part of a city with a rich and fascinating story to tell. From it’s wealth and opulence to the many disasters that fell upon it and its participation in the darkest parts of American history and humanity. Like any city with opportunity, people of great diversity came from near and far to participate in the building of one of the early melting pots in America. They built enduring structures; houses, churches, businesses and forts all with their own stories to tell. These streets and structures have been walked by presidents and foreign dignitaries, generals and soldiers, slaves and slave traders, and pirates and merchants. You will feel a part of the celebrations held for visiting presidents to the devastating fires, earth quake, hurricanes along with attacks by foreign invaders, pirates and eventually Union armies that were defended against. [More Info]

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  • star rating  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
    March 15, 2020

    star rating  Excellent tour! Highly recommend. Incredibly knowledgeable and personable. Well worth your time and money.

    Chris B
    August 14, 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
    June 25, 2019

    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
    March 28, 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  Jonathan has the passion and deep knowledge to tell the stories of how Charleston prospered, suffered and revived over the centuries. His skilled and practiced oration transcends those of... read more

    W3035JBpeters
    April 19, 2021

    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

    Mermbase
    June 5, 2021

    star rating  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
    January 9, 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
    March 10, 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

    kathleenbC9889JY
    February 23, 2021

    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
    October 30, 2019

    star rating  I took my family on this tour and we all had a fantastic time. Jonathan is very knowledgeable about Charleston. Will definitely be taking the other tours that he offers!

    Alexandria7109
    October 30, 2019
  • 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
    March 1, 2021

    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

    BringEmATshirt
    January 12, 2020

    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

    shahgiat
    October 29, 2019

    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
    January 17, 2020
  • 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

    jpete123
    August 5, 2019

    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
    November 4, 2019

    star rating  This tour was a great way to get situated with the history and layout of Charleston. Jonathan was a fabulous host, and I loved seeing how passionate he was about... read more

    T6231WZlaurend
    April 29, 2021

    star rating  My family and I had such a great day exploring Charleston with our tour guide, John! He was so knowledgeable, friendly and full of energy! We did not want our... read more

    Christina S
    July 25, 2021
  • star rating  I took my wife and mother on a tour for a Mother’s Day adventure with Jonathan. We all have been on numerous tours in Charleston in the past, but yet... read more

    Jonathan B
    June 10, 2021

    star rating  This walking tour was amazing! Jonathan is extremely knowledgable and passionate about the history of Charleston. He had interesting tidbits that added so much. He led us... read more

    Lisa B
    April 26, 2021

    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  We've done several other walking tours of Charleston over the years. Jonathan's tour was refreshingly different. If you are looking for a detailed recounting of Charleston's history, read a book... read more

    kellyfryan
    August 1, 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

    PaulaR1661
    June 7, 2021

    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

    mariapL979BN
    May 22, 2021

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

    stevegK8243WF
    January 15, 2020

    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

    passport_required007
    March 22, 2020
  • star rating  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
    November 8, 2019

    star rating  Going in to this tour I didn't really know what to expect. To say it was amazing is such an understatement. Jonathan was an absolutely outstanding tour guide. His stories... read more

    Lyndsey0311
    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

    amandaeP8069XM
    January 23, 2020

    star rating  This was an amazing tour! Jonathan is very knowledgeable and entertaining!!! The 2 hours flew by. I would highly recommend JWalk tours!

    wvugirl8889
    February 27, 2021
  • star rating  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
    August 23, 2020

    star rating  Will was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We felt free to ask questions and he even varied the tour because of our interests. We learned about several fascinating and somewhat notorious... read more

    judyjudy10606
    March 1, 2020

    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
    October 23, 2019

    star rating  I highly recommend JWalk Tours! Our tour exceeded all expectations. Will was an encyclopedia of knowledge and a gracious guide through the history of old Charleston.

    willbM3598LS
    February 5, 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

    m_gould96
    November 28, 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
    November 14, 2019

    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!!

    mkmedici
    March 15, 2021

    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

    halieeeee!
    July 12, 2021

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Visit Charleston, SC and take a walk with us! " Walking the streets of Charleston, one of the oldest cities in America, is walking through an important part of the tapestry of American history.

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