The Fall Tours

Enduring Traditions Walking Tour

Learn about Charleston's magnificent ironwork while strolling through the lovely historic district. Much of the early ironwork was destroyed in raging fires and many noteworthy gates and fences were donated to the Confederate cause to be melted down for cannonballs and "skins" for the ironclad boats. But, even with the losses, the city retains a wealth of impressive ironworks. Hear the story of Philip Simmons, Charleston's most famous ironworker, and of earlier blacksmiths who crafted beautiful gates throughout the city. Note: MORNING TOURS ARE EXTERIOR ONLY and no private properties are included. Tours last two and a half hours and begin at 10 AM at 147 King Street.