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Tommy Dew's Walking History Tour

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Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Address: 188 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-853-8687
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Most recent review
Simply the best way to learn and experience Charlston!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
FrankRacioppo
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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

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Monticello, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Westfield, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Tommy is a real gem. Not only does he have a great grasp of Charleston history (where he's lived since college) he is an excellent teacher of U.S. history. You will get more than "just the facts" on this tour and Tommy is an unashamed apologist for the South and it's way of life leading up to the Civil War.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

As everyone has said, this is a great tour. He definitely provides insight to the city, and region, through the perspective of a southerner so don't be alarmed. You should go into this with an open mind.

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Fennville, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Tommy is a pro and a gentleman, experienced in conveying his view of Charleston's history and generous with suggestions for getting the most out of a visit. Definitely added to our experience of the city.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A must do in Charleston. Tommy provided excellent insight into Charleston's history. Highly recommend this tour.

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Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Tommy's tour of Charleston was great. My husband and I had absolute no knowledge of the Civil War and it was interesting to learn about the events from a southern perspective. I highly recommend this tour.

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Tommy's walking tour through downtown Charleston is really a history lesson while looking at beautiful homes, parks and walk-ways. As a life-long westerner I had zero appreciation for the civil war and events leading up to it as seen by the south. It's an easy walk, he is very knowledgeable and the price is right. Highly recommend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

A must do in Charleston! Toy showed us through historical Charleston and answered any and all questions. enthrall one!

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River Forest, Illinois
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is an excellent tour!!! And I say this with, I believe, some sense of perspective because I do historical tours in Chicago and I've written (a published article in an academic journal) on the Coming of the Civil War, including the Southern perspective. Tommy Dew is very well informed about Charleston and southern history and is very personable, taking... More 

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