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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide and tour group at the tour office at 9:30am. Set off through Charleston's historic neighborhoods on foot, taking in the local ambiance from the ground up. 

    Listen as your guide combines historical facts, personal perspectives, and powerful storytelling. Stop by the Jehu Junes Hotel site, see Catfish Row, where the opera Porgy and Bess is set. Stroll along the ocean, through Waterfront Park and past the Charleston Harbor. Finish up with visits to the Heyward Washington House and the Old Slave Art Museum. 

    After 2 hours, return to your starting point with a better understanding of Charleston's black history.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Buxton Books & Tour Charleston Headquarters, 160 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 2-hour Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour
    • Tours narrated by writer, historian, educator, and licensed tour guide, Damon Fordham
    • Experience Mother Emanuel A.M. E. Church stories that have faded from memory over the centuries.
    • Walk by historical Charleston sites such as Old Slave Mart Museum and the Heyward-Washington House
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Heyward-Washington House
    • Entry/Admission - Old Slave Mart Museum
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Professor Fordham was an excellent tour guide. He provided personal insights, and little known stories for prominent figures who both thrived, suffered and visited Charleston. His stories and theatrical delivery really brought the history to life. We were completely enthralled.
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    This was a great tour- we learned a lot about Charleston history in general and the African American history in specific. Mr. Fordham told stories much of it from his own research and life. The amount of walking was just right and the group was small (8-10) so we could hear
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    Mr. Fordham combines vast knowledge, original research and personal and family memories to provide a unique and exemplary set of stories, all complimented by his theatrical flare. We heard several intriguing stories which became woven together in a narrative giving a particular
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    Mr. Fordham detailed history knowledge was delivered in a story fashion. His personal connection of family and friends that were a part of the history made it even more interesting. It was delivered from the heart. Our time with him flew by!
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    Damon L Fordham is a great tour guide.We enjoyed his interpretation of the Southern life.Highly recommend it.We wished the tour has lasted longer than the two hours So much information Thank you Damon
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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