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Tommy Dew's Walking History Tour

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Address: 188 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-853-8687
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Best tour in Chaleston

My wife and I have been going to Charleston for many years and have been on many tours. The secret to finding the best tours are to find smart people who don't just read from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My wife and I have been going to Charleston for many years and have been on many tours. The secret to finding the best tours are to find smart people who don't just read from the script. Most tours are given my college students who have lived in Charleston for 6 months. They tell you what they are told to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I could have spent the entire day with Tommy Dew, he is polite, funny, kind, knowledgeable and oh, did I mention polite and kind? His wealth of information was phenomenal, his understanding of history, architecture, and general ways of the south gave a northerner a real taste of the town.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Tommy knows the city. He's charming, knowledgeable, and passionate. A 2-hour historic district tour grounds you in history and perspective for the rest of your visit. Let Tommy show you around.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Tommy Dew's fast-paced tour hits the highlights, including views of historic houses and sights of Fort Sumter from the scenic waterfront. A native southerner, he provides an insightful narrative of Charleston's role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and wraps up with recent history.

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Long Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went on Tommy's tour yesterday and thought it was one of the best tours we were ever on. Not only did we see the sights of old Charleston but Tommy gave a very interesting perspective on the Civil war period and the history of the city and the reasons for its current resurgence in popularity. In other words an... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

First off, I really enjoyed listening to Tommy talk about Charleston from the point of view of someone who is more than just someone who lives in Charleston. His knowledge of the history of Charleston and why it developed the way it has was enlightening. Being from the Northeast, I never had an appreciation for the place SC played in... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed Tommy's tour. He is engaging and a deep subject matter expert in the history of Charleston. Not just book smart. He is really "one" with the city/region and the fabric of it's story.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My fiance and I first went on Tommy's tour over a year ago. When we decided to get married in Charleston, we knew our guests would really enjoy learning about Charleston from Tommy! I reached out to him about booking an entire tour one afternoon and he was so accommodating. Every one in the group had such a great time... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is the second time we've done a Tommy Dew's walking tour and both times were terrific and different (I think he tries to vary his tour if he knows you've been on one before). Tommy is very knowledgeable and interested in everything about Charleston and southern history in general. I have recommended him to others who have thanked me... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Tommy knows his town and clearly loves it! He answered questions about every possible subject. In just under 2 hours he totally gave us the feel of Charleston from the early history until present day.

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Address: 188 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-853-8687
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown

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