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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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Walking thru history

Went on a two hour walking tour of historic Charleston with Joyce Weir of Charleston History Tours ....Friendly and out-going , her encyclopedic knowledge of local history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Went on a two hour walking tour of historic Charleston with Joyce Weir of Charleston History Tours ....Friendly and out-going , her encyclopedic knowledge of local history and lore made this one of our highlights of our visit....cannot recommend her highly enough !

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Eastern Shore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Joyce was so full of life and knowledgable. She even gave us a bit of a photography lesson while showering us with interesting historical information for the entire tour. She also provided a lunch idea which we took advantage of it--G & M--a quaint little French place with amazing stew (special of the day). She stopped in to check and... More 

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Dodge City, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Joyce Wier was a charming guide and very knowledgeable. She made the tour fun...plus offered photo location guides that made it more fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Joyce had incredible energy and a wealth and depth of historical and anecdotal knowledge that made the tour enjoyable. Learning about the city, seeing the sites, and having practical help on capturing the moments on camera was a great way to spend two hours. I recommend this tour highly, and I further recommend taking the tour early in your trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Joyce gives an amazing tour of the beautiful city. She is extremely knowledgeable, charismatic, and enthusiastic. She provides a thorough history of the city and takes the time to provide photography tips that provide the perfect settings for pictures. Joyce was very accommodating and provided us with a unique view of Charleston! We highly recommend this tour!

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Massachusetts
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Joyce was a great tour guide who accommodated our individual interests by changing what we did and saw on the fly as she got to know us better. Private tours are always the way to go and this one was no exception. We only wished we had signed up for the tour on the first day we were there as... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Joyce knows Charleston like a GPS! She took me to hidden gardens and spent time discussing the smallest details of Charleston's history. I was amazed at all the dates she knew and background on the founding fathers. This was a highlight of my trip and I could not be happier I found her.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Joyce was amazingly knowledgeable and a great sport dealing with 12 guys on a weekend vacation in Charleston. We loved every bit of the tour and had a great time in Charleston. She even recommended a terrific lunch after the tour. Thanks Joyce!!!

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Whether or not photography is your thing, this is a tour to do when you're in Charleston. In addition to learning a few photography tricks that I can use outside of Charleston, Joyce has a very good knowledge of her adopted city. Her stories, and her ability to pack history and photography into the tour make it a tour to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you are looking for a walking tour of Charleston, you can't do better than Picture Perfect and Joyce. Her exuberance about what she is doing and seeing is contagious.

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

Your review is #250! Thank you so much for taking the time from your busy schedule to post this review. I believe in paying if forward. Some other person will join us thanks to you! Happy New Year! More 

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