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

  • 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  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

    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  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  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  This tour was awesome!! I was entranced by Jon’s knowledge of history and his artfully told stories.

    Footprints754825
    3/07/2021

    star rating  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

    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 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  We have been to Charleston many times and have been on tours but nothing compared to the Badass Broads walking tour by JWalk Tours. Johnathan, the owner,does a great... read more

    Bbarron49
    3/09/2021

    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  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  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  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  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 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  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  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  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 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  It's clear that Jonathan is passionate and caring of Charleston's people and history- it's very apparent in his tours. The cities history is rich and extensive, and I don't feel... read more

    F4371NHalexanderf
    4/29/2021

    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
    10/29/2019

    star rating  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

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

    V9032OXjohnl
    12/13/2019

    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  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  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  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  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

    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  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
  • 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

    garycZ2609QD
    3/30/2020

    star rating  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

    star rating  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

    star rating  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
  • 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

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