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Charleston History Tours, Picture Perfect

Address: 96 Meeting Street, Washington Park, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843.901.9283
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Ranked #12 of 206 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Experience Charleston’s incomparable beauty, unique history and flourishing preservation with your...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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, Picture Perfect, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Joyce is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. She is a pro and a considerate guide. As part of our party arrived a few moments late, she accommodated them by catching them up on a missed site, without slowing the tour or boring the others. Joyce showed us photo shots that captured the historical features of architecture, sometimes reflected in a rain... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Joyce's walking tours were the best walking tours I have ever taken. She is packed with interesting facts and stories about Charleston's rich history. She takes you on a tour of a city that is like walking through an open air museum with the most perfect guide you could ever dream of having.

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

Eyal, What a guy! So glad you took the time to post a review. I certainly appreciate it! I enjoyed your company tremendously! You were an asset to my tour group! I wish you the best, continued success and hope to see you again. Thank you kindly, Joyce Weir More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a wonderful walking tour of Charleston. The tour guide (Joyce) was fantastic and extremely knowledge of the history of the city. Well beyond our expectations and would highly recommend it. Worth every cent.

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Mission Viejo, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our 2-1/2-hour walking tour was part of a vacation package we won on an auction, so we weren't sure whether or not it would be worth our time. We were very impressed with Joyce Weir and the excellent tour she provided of the city she loves. She provided so much history and information about the city, expertly guiding us through... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is the best walking tour I have ever taken, and I have taken a bunch over the years! I moved here two years ago and have done 4 walks with Joyce. She knows how to pack history and photography into a delightful walk through this historic city, and brings the story to life in a charming manner. When guests... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Fantastic 2 hour walking tour of the historical and other sites in Charleston. Joyce, the tourguide, was full of fascinating information on architecture, religion, politics, law, history and even current events. Joyce was able to sense what we were interested in, and she focused on those things, changing the emphasis in subtle ways as the tour progressed. Also, she saw... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were so glad we did this tour the first day there. It gave us the historical perspective for all the rest to come. I can't say enough good things about Joyce. She was personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. Thanks for a great experience, Joyce!

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