Pat Conroy's South of Broad Walking Tour

115 Meeting ST

Charleston, SC 29401


Phone: (843) 568-0473

City: Charleston

Region: Coastal & Islands

Pat Conroy's South of Broad Walking Tour

Pat Conroy's South of Broad Walking Tour is a two-hour tour narrated by professional guides, highlighting the streets and sites featured in Conroy's 2009 hit novel, "South of Broad". The walking tour focuses on the beautiful urban setting of Charleston with a history as bittersweet as the lives of the novel's central characters.

The tour, available Tuesday through Saturday, begins at 11:00 a.m. in the lobby of the Historic Mills House Hotel at 115 Meeting Street (mentioned on page 209 of South of Broad), and ends outside the Gibbes Museum of Art at 135 Meeting Street (mentioned on pages 364 and 366 of South of Broad).

Tour stops linked to the book include St. Michael's Episcopal Church (1761)—oldest church building in Charleston—where characters Chad Rutledge and Molly Huger were married, Legare Street—one of Charleston's richest and most elegant streets—and the longest throw Leo King has to make on his paper route, Water Street, where key characters in the novel rode out Hurricane Hugo, and the Dock Street Theater—site of Charleston's first theater (first play performed in 1736)—visited by Leo's parents on the night of the family tragedy that sets the novel in motion.

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