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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 of Charleston ever!

Tom Dew's historical walking tour of Charleston gave us insights and information about Charleston and the South which we'd never heard before. He gave us the sense of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Tom Dew's historical walking tour of Charleston gave us insights and information about Charleston and the South which we'd never heard before. He gave us the sense of Charleston's people from all over the world and their culture and contributions to the city, the South, and the country. We'd highly recommend him as a tour guide through Charleston.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Tommy's tour was recommended by our hotel concierge and it was really a wonderful way to start our first day in Charleston. Tommy focuses on history more than some others and has a wealth of information about the city and the reason Charleston is so unique. I am fairly well read on the civil war era but I certainly learned... More 

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MI
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Tommy is a charming, charismatic tour leader. Sadly, I was quickly felt disappointed after joining this tour. Tommy focused mainly on the civil war and had a visible bias in favor of the North. I have attended tours in other cities and have always enjoyed them I was expecting a more balanced presentation with information about the city and much... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Tommy is an awesome guide and is so knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. We learned so much and he showed us parts of Charleston we would have missed if we had been on our own.

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Thailand
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42 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

got on this tour recomende by our concierge, absoluely fabulous, Tommy is so dedicated and in love with Charleston history, he wants his guests to feel the historical spirit and the intentions of Charlestons founding fathers, 2 hours went so quickly and he explains history, houses, public buildings and he knows lovely stories about just everything,,he left us with a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We booked a tour with Mr. Dew based on the recommendations of friends. He does a great job of giving you a thorough but not overwhelming history of how and why the city developed as it did. He's more of a political/historical guide than an architectural guide (although he does touch on architecture). He answers questions when asked but it's... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I took Tommy's tour on the recommendation of the concierge at the Vendue and he did not disappoint. As a history major in college and attorney Tommy had a profound grasp of social, economic, and geographic foundations behind both Charleston and the south's development. Tommy provides many northerners with a very different perspective on southern history and... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I've taken historical tours the world over, and Tommy Dew ranks among the very best. Not only is he extremely knowlegeable, he is a superb story teller with an innate ability to entertain as he educates. Although he is not an apologist for slavery, he manages to present the world view of 19th century cessessionists in a way that is... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

very professional! Extremely knowledgeable ! Great communicator. Simply the best tour guide in Charlston.

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Monticello, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This tour is outstanding! Do this on your first day in Charleston-it gives you a framework to then enjoy all the other sites. Ft. Sumter, and also touring several houses will all make so much more sense after hearing Tommy's history lesson. I can't say enough of how knowledgeable he is, and yet personable and enjoyable to listen to. Our... More 

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