The attack on Fort Sumter was Charleston's first experience in the Civil War, but certainly not the most vivid. In 1863, The Union and Confederate armies descended on the port city in a siege that virtually devastated the town. The tour was founded and is led by export tour guide who will introduce you to people, places and events that shaped that pivotal period of Charleston's history. Reservations are required and the tour is for groups of 20 people or more. Call for tour times.