Behind the Gate Home & History Tour
Every House Has a Story!
 A Unique Walking Tour in 
Charleston, South Carolina

Behind the Gate... 
Every House 
Has a Story

A unique walking tour

843-789-9763


Charleston, SC 
The tour starts in White Point Gardens, on the Battery, with a brief overview of Charleston's history using maps & images to illustrate Charleston's beginnings. Elise will walk you through Charleston's fascinating past, with pauses at 10 houses, focusing on South Battery, King, & Meeting Streets, all south of Broad Street.


Each house becomes a character, telling it's own story about its occupants, the contributions they made to this interesting and complex city, and the time in which they lived.
Stories include:
* 1670: The original Colonists arrive in the new Carolina Colony, facing threats from the French & Spanish, and Pirates too...

* 1719: A wealthy Indian trader petitions the King of England to make Carolina a Crown Colony...

* 1780: A Patriotic Woman is forced to share her King Street Home with British officers & authorizes General Marion, the Swamp Fox, to set her plantation home on fire...

*1801: An Irish Immigrant arrives in Charleston & becomes the wealthiest man in the South...

* 1822: A freed slave wins the lottery & conceives a daring plan to free his people...

*1866: a frustrated Confederate woman fights to get her home back from Union generals, & a Charleston banker survives the Civil War with $1,000,000...

* 1886: The city recovers from a devastating shake...

*Early 1900s: The "Chameleon Lady" invites 3 presidents to dinner...

*1920-31: Aristocratic court stenographer turns Preservationist & claims ownership of her ancestral home...

*1930-45: the descendant of early settlers helps establish the Charleston Renaissance with poetry, books, & Gullah music...

* and many more!
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Are you looking for a special way to discover the fascinating history of Charleston, SC?  Join registered tour guide Elise Detterbeck for a unique look at Charleston's past. 
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A Home Tour....A Walking Tour....A History Tour in Historic Charleston, SC