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CHARLESTON CULINARY TOURS

Cost: $65

Register online or call 843-259-2966  and reference the Library Conference.culinary

This 2.5 hour tour offers insight into Charleston’s Upper King Street historic neighborhood (recently named one of the top 10 food neighborhoods in America!) and surrounding area, showcasing four of Charleston’s culinary innovators who exemplify cooking in the New South!

The Upper King Street district has emerged as an area with tremendous energy; showcasing culinary innovation, experimental design and boutique shopping. The restaurants featured in the tour are trailblazers in Charleston’s culinary scene, edgy and innovative, with tremendous passion for their craft. This tour is designed to show off some of the best that Charleston has to offer and provide insight into Charleston’s ever-changing culinary scene.

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • All food and non-alcoholic beverage tastings
  • Enough food to make a meal for most

PLEASE REMEMBER:

  • Tours are held rain or shine
  • These are walking tours, and historic Charleston has a number of very uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Each tour is unique as destinations rotate according to restaurant availability.

Meeting Location:
HoM Charleston
563 King St, Charleston, SC 29403


Charleston Ghost and Graveyard Tour

Tuesday, 11/6, and Thursday, 11/8, 9:30 – 11:30 pm

Cost: $25
Register OnlineGroup rate offered through Bulldog Tours.

Come and walk with us when the sun goes down. The Charleston Ghost and Graveyard Tour gives you an exclusive opportunity to walk inside the gates of one of Charleston’s oldest graveyards after dark. When all the other walking tours are looking in through the wrought iron fence, you’ll be on the inside. Explore the graveyard’s dark corners, closely inspect the headstones to see what you might learn, and take a moment to step across the graves — if you dare.

Learn about the history of Charleston’s graveyards, and hear the stories of the famous individuals who found their final resting place in the Holy City. You’ve heard the spooky Charleston ghost stories, right? Well, now you can experience them on this up-close-and-personal tour that takes you where others won’t. Graveyards are endearing pockets of Charleston — so much so that they are often referred to here as simply “gardens.” We love them — they’re full of history, intrigue, and tales of love and loss.

Don’t forget your flash cameras! You never know what phantom images you can capture…


General History and Architecture Walking Tour

Wednesday, 11/7, Thursday 11/8, and Friday 11/9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $20 each, cash or check only to be paid at tour time
RSVPThe tours will be led by Carol Ezell-Gilson of Broad Street Biz Walking Tours, and will start and end at Washington Park, 80 Broad Street.

The tour gives a general overview of Charleston’s history from the colonial era onward – through the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, to the city’s rediscovery and revitalization of the past 40 years. Participants will gain insight into Charleston’s early wealth and culture, viewing the city’s impressive public buildings and private mansions. Visitors will learn of architectural influences and other factors that resulted in modifications to original structures, with explanation of the single house, the double house and dependencies. (2 hour tour)