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Charleston: Shem Creek Culture Tour

1. Charleston: Shem Creek Culture Tour

Experience the only publicly available historic walking tour in Mt. Pleasant - an area that dates back just as long as the peninsular of Charleston but that most people never have the opportunity to learn about. Start the tour by meeting your local guide with the City of Charleston. After a brief introduction, take a short walk to the oldest house in Mt. Pleasant to talk about the area's first settlers and a famous revolutionary war battle.  From there, head over to Shem Creek proper to take an insider look at the shrimping industry, a staple of the area for many generations with several seafood markets with a variety of species. Watch as the tour guide shows how to throw a cast net or bring up a crab trap for an up-close view of some blue crab. At the end of the tour, leave with a well-defined sense of the wonderful culture this creek has hosted since the first colonists and well before that.

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What people are saying about Mount Pleasant

We had a wonderful time, learned a lot about shrimping. Did a lot of walking in very interesting areas, and got a ton of history about the area. Bryan was proud as he shared so many interesting stories and was very knowledgeable! When one of us touched the hanging moss from the trees, he immediately told us they could have chiggers in the moss and we stepped by double time. He kept us busy and entertained the entire time. Recommend this amazing young man.

Bryan was a great tour guide. He was interesting, funny and informative. Loved both the the historic aspects of the tour as well as information about shrimping and crabbing. This tour far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend taking this tour. I look forward to taking some of the other tours he offers next time I visit Charleston.

This tour was such a treat. I enjoyed learning about both the history of Mt. Pleasant and the shrimping industry. Capt. Bryan’s enthusiasm is contagious. Neat way to spend a morning.

Captain Bryan as amazing! He is very knowledgable about the local history. It was a very enjoyable experience. We will definitely take this tour again!