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Charleston History Tours

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Address: 96 Meeting Street, Washington Park, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843.901.9283
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Description: Experience Charleston’s incomparable beauty, unique history and...
Experience Charleston’s incomparable beauty, unique history and flourishing preservation with your acclaimed guide, Joyce Weir, whose knowledge of Charleston heritage, culture, and architecture is unmatched. Your 2 hour tour can be customized to what interests you most, which may include magnificent mansions, mysterious graveyards, graceful gardens, Revolutionary and Civil War sites, secret passageways, cobblestone streets,slave history. Got a camera? Photo tips provided! Tours depart 7 days a week at 96 Meeting Street in Washington Park. 9am in July and August. 10am the rest of the year. Reservations required.
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Best tour guide we've come across!

Joyce leads her tours with an infectious amount of enthusiasm. She loves this place and is keen to share the stories and info with her group; we were lucky enough to have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Joyce leads her tours with an infectious amount of enthusiasm. She loves this place and is keen to share the stories and info with her group; we were lucky enough to have a virtually private tour as clearly the old saying about mad dogs and Englishman was true. Despite the stifling heat we had a wonderful tour; Joyce gave us... More 

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PicturePerfectWalks, Owner at Charleston History Tours, responded to this review

Hi Ladies, Wow! I am so pleased we were able to tour together. I enjoyed sharing magnificent Charleston with both of you! Yourselves, both being from England, I paid my respects to their former King whom this city is named for, King Charles II. All the best to you both, I believe I enjoyed your company as much as you... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We signed up for this tour as an intro to Charleston as we began our first morning in the city. Joyce was a wonderful guide and began the tour with some photo tips at the meeting spot. Though I have been an avid amateur photographer for a while, I quickly learned some new techniques thanks to Joyce. The walk we... More 

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Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

For those seeking to learn about the history of Charleston, SC, there is no better way than taking a walking tour hosted by Charleston History Tours. The tour, which lasts about two hours, not only provides an ample amount of information, it also allows camera buffs the added benefit of capturing the tour in photos for future reference. Simply put,... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went on a walking tour of Charleston with Joyce and I've never learned so much about a city in such a short time! Joyce had so much knowledge and took us to see many beautiful and interesting places. Charleston has a rich history and I would never have known without doing this tour. The depth of your experience will... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Joyce is very knowledgeable and friendly. The photo opportunities she shared with us made for great souvenirs. I recommend this tour to anyone and everyone that has the ability to walk it.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Joyce was a wonderful tour guide! Full of energy and thorough knowledge of the history of Charleston. If you like taking pictures this is the tour for you. Joyce will show you the perfect photos to take and help teach you the best angle to take them at. I only had my smartphone with me, but I still got some... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

In the June heat, an afternoon tour that combined walking and driving in a comfortable AC short bus was what we were looking for and this tour delivered. Great experience booking the tour with Patty and guide Steve was excellent. We would have liked a walking tour, but it was too hot. Try this one in the summertime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This tour met all of our expectations. This was our first visit to Charleston. We hoped to use the tour to get a baseline understanding of the events and people that shaped Charleston. Joyce accomplished that goal and went beyond it by adding some depth of perspective along with the historical narrative. Wonderful. Enthusiasm for Charleston, the visitors, and life... More 

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PicturePerfectWalks, Owner at Charleston History Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Charleston. All the best! Joyce Weir More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Joyce was knowledgable and very excited and passionate about her subject. Great historical tidbits and discussions and wonderful picture opportunities. We went on a Wednesday and had a smaller group which was lovely.

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Vonore, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Joyce Weir of Picture Perfect Walks gave us 2 hours of history plus photography tips as we learned about the city. We heard about the old wall city, the four corners of justice, the Revolutionary War and natural destructions form fires and storms and the re-emergence of the city. We learned of the city founders and the different groups who... More 

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Additional Information about Charleston History Tours

Address: 96 Meeting Street, Washington Park, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843.901.9283
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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