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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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Great walking tour!

Very knowledgeable tour guide... Eager to answer questions. Presented tour from a Southern point of view which was very interesting for this Northerner! Learned a great deal about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very knowledgeable tour guide... Eager to answer questions. Presented tour from a Southern point of view which was very interesting for this Northerner! Learned a great deal about the history of Charleston. Would definitely recommend this tour!

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fun, informative and full of southern charm - that is Tommy Dew. What a great 90 minutes to learn about the south and how southerners feel about us Yankees. 😎😎

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It's hard for me to give this a very good or excellent rating so had to go with average. Tommy Dew is a very knowledgeable tour guide and a true southerner. I would have enjoyed walking a little more and seeing more places. It seemed we walked a short way and then stopped while he talked and so forth and... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My husband and I did the walking tour in December with Tommy Dew! (Yes, late getting this out there!) Have since recommended to several people who were on their way to SC for a visit. What a great way to spend the time getting to know some of Charleston's history. My husband is quite the history buff, he loved the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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