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 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

  •   I visited with my wife and 2 daughters (15 and 17) and we were all hanging on every word. many cool things you won’t see or hear about on other... read more

    4daughtersstillsane
    2/17/2020

      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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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 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
  •   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

      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

      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
    10/30/2019

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      Fantastic tour! Will was our guide and very knowledgeable about the area including answers to our random questions. We did other tours while in Charleston and this was the best... read more

    007amyi
    1/20/2020
  •   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

      Jon is an awesome tour guide and storyteller and also takes an interest in getting to know his audience. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Charleston, thanks Jon!

    761mikaylat
    10/14/2020

      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 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 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

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

    V9032OXjohnl
    12/13/2019

      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

      Jonathan went above and beyond to make sure our tour of Charleston was a great experience. He is very interesting and we enjoyed our time. We also learned a lot... read more

    stevesX2716AM
    7/22/2020
  •   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 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

      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

      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 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

      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

      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

      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
    2/05/2020
  •   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

      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
    1/17/2020

      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

      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
  •   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

      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!!!