Historic Women of Charleston Guided Walking Tour

Charleston, United States
Badass Broads Charleston

From USD 34.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Charleston has a rich history that’s exciting to learn about, but many of the city’s historical tours focus on just the Revolutionary War and Civil War. Go beyond that during this Charleston’s Historic Women Walking Tour that focuses on telling you stories of the strong women who helped make Charleston what it is today. Visit the Pink House Gallery, Rainbow Row, and more spots.
  • Learn about the historic women of Charleston as you explore the city’s sights
  • A perfect pick for history buffs and feminists
  • An afternoon tour time leaves your evening free for other plans
  • Enjoy an easy-to-find meeting spot for a stress-free start

What's Included

  • A 2 hour guided walk with a licensed tour guide.

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Bitty and Beau’s Coffee
      159 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

      We will meet at 159 Church Street....this is a coffee shop in the Historic District of Charleston. Your guide will be wearing a light blue collared shirt that says, "JWalk Tours." He will be at the coffee shop. Don't forget to get a bottle of water or coffee!

    Start time

    01:00 pm

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    St. Philip's Church

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Pink House Gallery

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Rainbow Row

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Nathaniel Russell House

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    121 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travellers.
    Showing 1-10 of 121 reviews
    This is the tour you didn’t know you needed. Don’t miss out!
    AJ_J, Aug 2023
    My guide, Jonathan, was spectacular! He brought facts but also a clear love of the city that made it’s history come alive. This tour in particular is his brightest jewel. He’s done some great deep dives into the historical dynamos that shaped not only Charleston, but also the nation. If you love discovering history that’s not in the history books, but that should be, this is the tour to take.
    10/10 best tour
    Brooke_B, May 2023
    THIS IS THE TOUR TO TAKE! Jonathan was an amazing tour guide and he is so passionate about the history and women of Charleston! My friend and I had the best time! We seriously learned so much. We already discussed taking another tour of his the next time we visit Charleston.
    Fun, Informative &Amazing Tour
    Christine_M, Mar 2023
    Bad Ass women tour is a must! Our guide Jonathan was informative, funny and relates well to his audience. We learned about women who had a big part in our history that aren’t discussed often and Charleston. Would highly recommend this tour!
    History you won’t find in any other tour!
    CJ_O, Jan 2023
    Jonathan was SUPER knowledgeable about the badass women who had a hand in Charleston’s rich history! We learned so much about the city…much more in depth that you would get from any of the carriage rides that have to just breeze past a historic site or building with a one-liner about who lived there. We got deep into the weeds about people, places, and things! That’s the benefit of a walking tour. But this was so much more. If you like history, and the under-told stories, this tour is for you!!
    corinna_D, Nov 2022
    John was a wonderful passionate tour guide! He really knows his Badass Broads !!! I was able to tell my friends who weren’t on the tour all I learned.
    Take this Tour
    Kelly_L, Nov 2022
    John is a greater tour guide and storyteller. His knowledge and passion made this tour very enjoyable. We would highly recommend this tour!!!
    The best historical tour I've ever had in Charleston
    Judith_B, Oct 2022
    Jonathan Green is the best tour guide I've experienced in the 22 years I've been coming to Charleston. I have been on dozens of historic Charleston tours and Jonathan is the most knowledgeable and accurate. None of the myths and fables told by other tour guides. He presents stories and facts in an entertaining way about the historic women who left their mark on Charleston. You won't regret taking this tour. You will recommend it to friends. Go. Learn. Walk Charleston with the best, Jonathan Green.
    Interesting Tour
    Diana_P, July 2022
    The tour started on time and our tour guide personally introduced himself to each person taking the tour. I enjoyed learning about the historical buildings in Charleston and or course, the amazing women who are part of Charleston’s history. Our guide was knowledgeable and very passionate about Charleston’s history. He also made sure to find shady spots for us to stand in and answered all of our group’s questions.
    Don’t Hesitate - Great Tour!
    Neda_G, May 2022
    The JWalk tour was very enjoyable. We had a small group and Jonathan patiently answered every question. The background stories of the women of Charleston were intriguing. This would be a great field trip for a high school history class. It is totally worth the cost!
    Skip the horse carriage and do this badass tour!
    Meredith_S, Apr 2022
    We loved this tour. We are a mother - daughter (age 11) duo and were in Charleston for Spring Break. The tour was right at two hours long. Fantastic storytelling and the tour kept moving. It was really engaging and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I really look forward to doing another tour with Jon again and have already referred a few other people who are planning trips down South. In fact, I would actually skip the horse-drawn carriage tours in favor of this. Way more history -- with a true subject matter expert!
    Worth spending your afternoon to learn about the women of Charleston
    Michelle_S, Mar 2022
    What a great way to learn about the women who helped to shape not only Charleston but also many things in America. What a great tour. We learned about the history and architecture of the city as well. Great way to spend an afternoon.
    10/10 would recommend
    Danielle_L, Jan 2022
    Loved it!!! The tour guide was great! He did a very good job with bridging the gap between the great history of Charleston and heavy history of Charleston! I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone!!
    Do the tour!
    Britney_B, Jan 2022
    Very Knowledgeable, nice, and down to earth guide. My husband and I enjoyed this tour so much we immediately booked the other tour for the next day.
    Great experience
    clblount, Oct 2019
    Jonathon did a wonderful job with the history of this historic city as well as the stories of the important historical women. It was the perfect walking tour for me since I absolutely love watching documentaries so this time I was able to walk and listen to the stories about the people of importance or who changed and shaped the area.
    Response from Host, Oct 2019
    Thank you so much for walking with us!! I had a great time. Thank you for visiting Charleston.

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