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]

Let's Take a Walk

  • 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
    6/07/2021

    star rating  Jonathan led me and a group of friends on a most interesting and informative walking tour of Charleston. His knowledge of all things Charleston is beyond impressive and his... read more

    Ellenbur
    11/20/2019

    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  Fantastic Tour Of this Beautiful City !!! Jonathan Is The Best Made our Experience Memorable and Will definitely Do another next Visit!!!

    robynb022019
    3/20/2021
  • star rating  An excellent tour!

    Provides a different take on some history of Charleston. Jon is a fantastic guide. Intelligent, sensitive and incredibly knowledgeable. I would hire him again for any... read more

    F3136GVdanl
    6/20/2021

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

    stevegK8243WF
    1/15/2020

    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  A personal tour with our guide Will through the lovely city of Charleston. The Badass women of Charleston tour was the best tour we had taken on our trip. ... read more

    kassam99
    7/17/2020
  • 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  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

    star rating  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

    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

    670meagang
    12/06/2019
  • star rating  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

    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

    jonathandb77
    6/11/2021

    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
    10/30/2019

    star rating  John was an incredibly knowledgeable and charming host. His approach to the history of the city was mostly focused on key stories/figures, which was very engaging. Also, as... read more

    Jeffm928
    6/18/2021
  • 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.

    guscrump
    11/28/2019

    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
    2/27/2021

    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
    3/01/2020

    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  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

    mswhitt07
    4/17/2020

    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  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  The Badass Broads tour was worth it! We did it on Thanksgiving and had Mark all to ourselves. He was extremely interesting, easy to follow, walked at a great pace,... read more

    anj0ug
    12/10/2019
  • 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  Just a great tour with history I've yet to learn( can always learn MORE) and a guide that made it all the more fun.

    Mhetterman
    5/04/2021

    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
    8/05/2019

    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  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
    4/19/2021

    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
    11/28/2019

    star rating  Highly recommended ! Very informative and interesting. This is well worth doing and will give a better understanding of the city

    605rickim
    12/29/2020

    star rating  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
  • 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
    3/22/2020

    star rating  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

    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
    2/23/2021

    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

    bolso21
    12/27/2020
  • 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