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Porgy and Bess Walking Tour


Experience Porgy & Bess on a Charleston, SC Tour

Relive Porgy & Bess through this walking tour of the Holy City of Charleston, SC. If you’re looking for an authentic Porgy and Bess walking tour conducted by true Gullah historians and Charleston natives in historic downtown Charleston, you won’t want to miss this tour!

Our unscripted tour reveals the different locations made famous by Dubose Heyward’s novel, Porgy. It is also created with collaboration from Charleston’s original Dock Street theater stage cast!

The tour features known sites frequented by Samuel “Goat” Smalls, on whom the work and song creations are based, and provides sprightly highlights of the characters and culture that have become the chief cornerstone of The Holy City’s tourism industry.

Some notable sites we’ll view include:

  • Dock Street Theatre
  • Dubose Heyward House
  • Catfish Row
  • The Slave Market
  • The infamous Blue Meeting House
  • And many more sites that influenced the Porgy and Bess opera!

Please note that gratuity is not included on this tour.

Tours will leave from the Charleston Slave Market.