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 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’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  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  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

    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  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  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

    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  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

    Dan L
    6/20/2021
  • 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 "knows his stuff", put us at ease and proceeded at our pace. His passion for our beloved Charleston shines through. We'll be back for more.

    Pam A
    10/19/2020

    star rating  This was not a typical, generic tour of Charleston- it was WAY better! By far, the most interesting and informative, mixed with some humor, story telling of one of the... read more

    Jen M
    6/07/2021

    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  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  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

    star rating  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

    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  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  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
    4/29/2021

    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  JWalk Tours was fantastic!! We learned so much about some of the history of Charleston in 2 hours. Jonathan was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We're looking forward to doing another... read more

    kellyjs725
    3/16/2021
  • 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  My wife and I spent a weekend in Charleston and booked a walking tour with JWalk tours. We had a great time. The walking tour was right around two hours.... read more

    TWill806
    3/28/2021

    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  Great tour. Lots of cool history and fun guide! Very professional and well researched tour showed us all the highlights! Way better than our carriage ride.

    Yasmin O
    6/22/2021
  • 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
    6/01/2021

    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  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  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
    4/26/2021
  • star rating  Highly recommend JWalk Tours. Great guide with a passion for all things Charleston. Look forward to returning for his future tours.

    Susie B
    7/07/2021

    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  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

    star rating  This was the best tour I’ve taken. John is so personable and engaging. The walk was a perfect blend of history and entertainment. He loves what he does and it’s... read more

    ellisdea
    1/23/2020
  • 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  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  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

    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
    11/08/2019
  • 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
    7/14/2021

    star rating  We had a great time! Plenty of stops and knowledge shared. Felt like a group of friends on a walk around a fascinating city. Awesome!

    O622PHstephent
    3/13/2021

    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  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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