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)

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  •   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

      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

      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

      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
  •   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 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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      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

    Wallisbrigitte
    3/03/2020
  •   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

    O6985VElisad
    2/27/2020

      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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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 incredibly informative, personable and energetic! His knowledge of the Charleston history is so extensive and he is a natural teacher! He makes history fun! He also is so... read more

    thwright
    10/26/2019
  •   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

      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

      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

    KatiH613
    6/27/2020

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      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

    darthamay10
    10/23/2019
  •   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

      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

      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

      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
  •   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

    annehbraun
    11/06/2019

      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

      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

      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

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