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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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Ok so first up, if you're going on a weekend, definitely book your tour in advance. I figured it would be quiet in January, and i figured wrong :( So we didnt actually go on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Satrupa R

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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok so first up, if you're going on a weekend, definitely book your tour in advance. I figured it would be quiet in January, and i figured wrong :( So we didnt actually go on the tour, but Tommy was the most helpful and available of all the tours we called. And the group meets up at the Market which... More 

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1 Thank Satrupa R
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not someone who typically enjoys history. My boyfriend had an appreciation for it, so we took Tommy's tour. I had such a wonderful time. Tommy made it so that I was attentive and really digested what he said. He has a way of captivating you. As he's telling history, he does a great job of pointing out what... More 

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1 Thank Britt C
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this tour. Tommy has extraordinary knowledge of Charleston history. This tour was worth every penny.

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1 Thank Verd27
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Wa had an excellent tour with Tommy, he Answers all your questions, so the tour can run long, we didn't mind one bit! You get Tommy not someone who works for him. He is passionate about the south and Charleston, and seems to know everyone we walk by on the streets. We had a great time! He tells the truth... More 

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1 Thank BethlehemPaUSA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Very informative and interesting. Highly recommend to get a sense of the history the city has endured to become ther very unique and charming place to visit

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1 Thank Kellye P
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Although not politically correct this walking tour was educational and informative. Tommy shared a wonderful history about the city of Charleston. Highly recommended for any visitor.

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2 Thank Peter B
Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Tour was very informative and historically accurate from what I could tell. You will not regret walking with Tommy. Please take this tour instead of a carriage ride. You will not promote animal cruelty ( these horses work way too hard in the heat and do not get much water to eliminate urination in the street), you do something good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Tommy's walking tour is unique in that he dispenses good perspective as well as historical fact during his tour. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank Rick G
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Tommy knows his stuff and is well-organized. The walk was nice, and especially needed after so much eating in Charleston! I felt that the slow pace of walking and the quiet made it easier to take in the sights and information than on the carriage tour. I found the carriage ride on one of the other tours to be jerky... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Tommy is a walking history book about not only Charleston, also about SC and the South in general. He encourages questions and answers them in depth. Yes, even political-oriented questions and about the Civil War. His presentation is very engaging, enhanced by his work in acting / performing arts. I recommend that you take this as soon as possible after... More 

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