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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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Loved it so much, Returned for another tour the following day!

My husband and I were able to get away for a few days by ourselves and booked a 2 hour walking tour with Joyce during our first trip to Charleston. She was such an amazing tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Jennifer T
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Stafford, Virginia

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Stafford, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My husband and I were able to get away for a few days by ourselves and booked a 2 hour walking tour with Joyce during our first trip to Charleston. She was such an amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable but furthermore, very passionate about her beautiful city! We loved the tour, meandering around streets and pathways we probably would not... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I took the Charleston History Tour with Joyce on the first day of our vacation (the last week of July). Joyce was such a delight...she is so knowledgeable about the city and gave us some great photo tips. I would highly recommend this tour. I wish I could have done the afternoon tour that she offers also!

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The walking tour, given by Joyce Weir, was a very lovely tour. My wife and I with our two teenage daughters, had a wonderful time. Joyce was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and was a delight to have as our tour guide. She took the time to point out how to get the best shots of the various... More 

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

Thank you kindly for your glowing reviews! I so well remember your family! Another warm day in Charleston, the four of you joined me after a lunch at Poogan's Porch. Charleston is a visitor's delight! I am pleased that your daughter took home important aspects of composing images. I look forward to your next visit to Charleston. Route two will... More 

Cary, N. Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Joyce was a great tour guide for our Charleston visit. She offers walking tours but we took a tour all over the historic area and beyond using her air conditioned van. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area and was able to answer any question we asked! We visited the Citadel, the Medical University of South Carolina, the High Battery,... More 

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

Thank you all so much for choosing me as your guide. Our two hours were well spent. I enjoyed meeting each and every one of you. Thank you for serving our country. I hope to take you out again on your next visit to Charleston. Thanks again, Joyce Weri More 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 reviews
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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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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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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
2 reviews
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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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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