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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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Tommy's Knowledge and Personality Makes this More than Just a Walking Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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41 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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