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Strong Women of the South History Tour

history walk

Strong Women of the South History Tour

122 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Strong Women of the South History Tour

history walk

Strong Women of the South History Tour

122 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is an exploration of Historical Charleston from the perspective of the founding mothers and women of every color who contributed to our Great American Dream. We will visit the homes and shops of the women who built this great city. We will hear their stories in the contemporary voice of their times. Together, we will smash the myth of the "Fainting Southern Belle", the "Woman behind the man", and Chattel Slavery. Our exploration begins at the alleged execution site of America's First Female Serial Killer. We will stand in the spot where she met her fate and hear her story. Then you get to decide, was she really a serial killer or a woman protecting her rights! Next, we will visit the homes and sites of "the Old Maids", Suffragettes, Printers, Artisans, Madams, Shop Keepers, and Plantation owners, discovering their contributions and conundrums, all written over by modern history. Together, we will roll back time and see the world from perspective of the women of history. Along the way, you will discovery the beautiful truth, Charleston is the matriarchal capital of the western world, a city once owned and controlled by women.

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Learn more about Larry

Larry

After decades in the financial industry and a stint in academia, 9 years ago, I became a licensed Charleston Tour Guide and 6 years ago an independent operator. I am your Ambassador to a greater understanding and a good time. Once a walking guide, a ghost tour guide, and for 2 years, one of the city's most requested Carriage Drivers, today, I am a writer, a storyteller, and a social activist on the lookout for the hidden messages, overlooked events, and heartfelt meaning of the world around us, dedicating myself to sharing stories of empowerment: The stories of the Strong Women of the South.

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  • Once-in-a-lifetime experience

    Rated top 10% worldwide for unique access.

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Where you'll be

We will start in historic district 3, exploring around the old city jail and some of the grandest palaces still standing in the city. Next, we will move into historic district 2, the shops and bordellos of the old city. If the group has the will, the stamina, and the fortitude, we will travel on to historic district 1, where the palaces and water front shops of the old world meet in historical Charleston Harbor.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

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The tour lasts between 90 minutes and 2 hours. Food, drink, and transportation are not included, but refreshment stops will be made along the way.

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Strong Women of the South History Tour
122 reviews
From $25/person
122 reviews
From $25/person