- The list below includes 118 free or cheap things to do in or near Charleston, South Carolina, including 54 different types of inexpensive activities like Walking Tours, History Museums, Colleges & Universities and Gardens.
- From College of Charleston to Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Charleston and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Johns Island and Summerville.
The Motorsport Lab Charleston MoreLess Info
Drivers get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini or Ferrari with an instructor for laps around an autocross car-control course
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108 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
Explore beautiful Charleston, South Carolina on foot with Charleston Footprints Walking Tours. Learn about Charleston's history as a slave port and a bastion of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Tours are also a terrific way to enjoy Charleston's historic mansions.
With Charleston Sole Walking Tours, visitors can explore the unique architecture and historical sites that the city has to offer with an experienced guide. The guide narrates the history behind each stop on the journey.
98% 279 votes
151 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
Visitors can tour the historical and cultural sites of the city with Old Walled City Walking Tours. A tour guide leads visitors through the oldest neighborhoods in the region while explaining the history behind them.
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79 Cumberland Street, Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
Led by knowledgeable in-character guides, Charleston Pirate Tours is a business that takes guests on a tour around the historic parts of the city. During the tours, guests learn all there is to know about pirate history in the area.
94% 1210 votes
161 1/2 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
To experience a taste of Charleston's history and culinary scene, guests can choose one of five Charleston Culinary Tours. Along with sampling diverse local foods and drinks attendees get to meet the innovative chefs, mixologists and restaurant owners as well.
Old Charleston Walking Tours offers a variety of historically and culturally-oriented walking tours of the city. Tours offered include a Civil War and Slavery tour, a Ghost Tour, and a tour of historic homes.
91% 475 votes
40 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401 MoreLess Info
With stops at local breweries, The Original Pub Tour of Charleston offers visitors a pub crawl where they can sample brews and snacks. During the trip, the guide explains the historical background of each location visited.
95% 274 votes
Pineapple Fountain - Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29412 MoreLess Info
Ed Grimballâ€™s Walking Tour of Historic Charleston is an excursion company that provides walking tours that detail the history and architecture of Charleston. The tours last 3 hours long each.
Built in 1820, the Aiken-Rhett House has remained in the hands of family descendants for the 142 years before it was sold to be a museum. The museum tells a story of the south, slavery, the war, and life after the war that can't be found anywhere else.
The Old Exchange & Provost began as a public building during the colonial era and it remains publicly owned as a historic building and museum. The history of the site and the stories of both patriots and pirates are portrayed to visitors.