We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect

96 Meeting Street, Washington Park, Charleston, SC 29401
843.901.9283
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #10 of 158 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Book Now

Type: Tours
Owner description: Experience Charleston’s incomparable beauty, unique history and flourishing preservation with your acclaimed guide, Joyce Weir, whose knowledge of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

203 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    187
    14
    1
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Joyce is a happy, passionate and knowledgeable tour guide...she loves her work and it shows. Joyce did a wonderful job highlighting the beauty of Charleston. I was awestruck by the magical architecture and history in Charleston. Having traveled extensively, this is the prettiest town in the US. The bonus of this tour is looking at the professional looking photographs that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lafayette, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We loved the idea of walking instead of riding to get a ground view of Charleston and so much of its history. We lucked out on arriving and contacting Joyce Weir within thirty minutes of her afternoon tour beginning. She gave us directions on where to park close to Washington Square Park to meet her for the beginning of her... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Joyce gives a super tour. She is very personable and knows the history of Charleston and the different buildings along the tour route. Along with the history of Charleston and the different sites along the way, Joyce shares her knowledge of photography, offering tips on setting up the image and the best angles to shoot from! For a Yankee girl... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
FotoTours, Owner at Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. So glad you were pleased! Thank you for your compliments! All the best, Joyce Weir More

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Your time and your money are well spent on this excellent photo tour of Charleston. Joyce gives you an informative talk on the history of the city, AND gives great tips on framing, lighting, and cropping photos of the sights along the way. The absolute best way to see and remember this historic American city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
FotoTours, Owner at Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect, responded to this review

I was born enthusiastic. Charleston provides the opportunity to go delve in deep amidst the historic buildings and the remarkable history! Thank you for joining us! All the best, Joyce Weir More

Parrish, Florida
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a great tour with Joyce, she helped me change the setting's on my camera and off we went. Her knowledge of the historical district was vast and one of the best from the three tours we took. My mother accompanied me on this tour and also thought Joyce was one of the best tour guides even though she... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
FotoTours, Owner at Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect, responded to this review

I'm glad you took three tours of Charleston. You will learn something unique from every guide. I'm glad to know you liked my tour the best of the three! Yes, whether someone has a camera or not, my tour is set up to entertain everyone who joins us. Thank your Mother for her kind comments. All the best to you... More

Dallas, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Joyce Weir moved to Charleston, fell in love with the town and made her career. She grounds you quickly in every epoch of Charleston's layered history and rich culture. And she has a marvelous eye for capturing the unique architectural charm that makes Charleston a one of a kind destination. Joyce points our that this is a city best seen... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
FotoTours, Owner at Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect, responded to this review

Thank you for a very well versed review! You must enjoy writing. I always explain the difference between a Yankee and a Damn Yankee. I am the latter! Yankees come to visit and return to their homes and the Damn Yankees never leave! I am proud to call Charleston my home! Thank you once again for sharing your experience. All... More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour with Joyce. We really enjoyed learning about the rich history of the area, and Joyce was happy to elaborate any time the group wanted to know more. In addition, her photography tips helped us take some wonderful photos (just on our iPhones) and will certainly improve my photography going forward. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
FotoTours, Manager at Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect, responded to this review

Miss Sara, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We had a lot of guests from Chicago the week you visited. Many leaving the cold and snow up north! So glad you enjoyed the tour. Come visit again! Thank you, Joyce Weir More

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had a great tour with Joyce. She really knows her stuff! On top of learning the history of Charleston, we got some great pictures of this beautiful city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
FotoTours, Owner at Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the news! I hope on your return to Chicago that you'll have time to enjoy working on your images inside and away from the cold. All the best, Joyce More

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Joyce shares her enthusiasm for Charleston on a great morning walking tour. She has a great speaking voice and wonderful knowledge of history. In contrast to many other tours that we've been on there isn't a lot of time spent standing around and getting fatigued. Joyce moves along at a nice fast pace so you don't get bored or tired.

Was this review helpful? Yes
FotoTours, Owner at Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect, responded to this review

Hi tiburonguy, I remember you! Thank you for sharing your experience of my tour. I hope to you'll return to magnificent Charleston sometime soon. All the best, Joyce Weir More

Marietta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Eight college friends celebrating the "big" birthday took a sightseeing tour of the famous parts of Charleston. Joyce Weir was wonderful and such an expert on the south even though she was originally from Buffalo, NY!!!! She took us to many locations and pointed out all the special tips and info about each place without spending too much time on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
FotoTours, Owner at Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect, responded to this review

What a great excursion we had! I rented a van and picked up these fine ladies from a restaurant and off we went. With a combination of both walking and touring via the van everyone was more than happy! I hope to see you all again on your next outing in beautiful Charleston. Thank you for taking your time to... More

Travelers who viewed Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect also viewed

Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing