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Jack's Thomson

Civil War Photos Book

Charleston At War

The Civil War tour is a walking tour of approx. 1.5 miles.  Please consider this if you have health issue that make walking longer distances problematic.


Please note gratuity is not included in the tour price. Our guides appreciate gratuities or TIPS when earned.

Civil War:



Enlightening, entertaining and inspiring, All About Charleston brings the history of our nation to life. During this customized tour, guests are guided through the events that led up to the American Civil War     Experience Charleston’s Civil War history! 


Your experience begins now—in 1860! Walk with us as we take you on a trip through Charleston’s history that is much more fun than any van or bus tour. This beautiful city has been bombarded for eighteen months by Union forces. Devastation and destruction are everywhere. Heavy smoke lingers in the air. And yet this city where the Ordinance of Secession was signed in 1860 survives… now more beautiful than ever.


We will give you an accurate and vivid portrayal of the period. See actual photographs of Charleston from this era while standing in the same spots as the original photographer in 1865. Enjoy a unique experience seeing places and photographs that cannot be matched by any other Charleston tour!


Along the way you will meet people like Gus Smythe, the young Confederate Signal Corps Sergeant up in St. Michael’s steeple with a bird’s eye view of the Union shells raining down from Charleston harbor. You will also be introduced to Jane Wightman, a free person of color with her own slaves and a beautiful brick house on cobblestoned Chalmers Street.


We use Jack Thomson's collection of 118 photographs from 1865 to set the mood and illustrate his stories. Step back in time with Civil War Walking Tours and experience Charleston’s wartime society like never before. Your adventure awaits!



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2.0 hours (approx.)

Civil War Walking Tour

Charleston Civil War
Walking Tour
Charleston's Premier Civil War Tour
Experience Where It All Began!!
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