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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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A slice of history done in a fun and informative way

We had to pick from over 30 different Charleston tours and we were glad we picked Tommy. He knows so much, not only about the city but it's context within the start of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chesterton, Indiana

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Chesterton, Indiana
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to pick from over 30 different Charleston tours and we were glad we picked Tommy. He knows so much, not only about the city but it's context within the start of the CivilmWar and even before that. The group was small and he is very easy to listen to. If you want someone to describe very building, every... More 

1 Thank GolfJim
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love Tommy Dew's walking tour of Charleston!!! His knowledge of this beautiful city makes for the highlight of our trip every time we visit. Join him for his tour and you will quickly be in the midst of the most captivating history lessons. Don't worry about not loving history, he makes it fascinating. This is not the cliché tour... More 

3 Thank Darcy Ripley F
Vernon Hills, IL
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I have been on several historic walking tours and I especially liked the Tommy Dew walking tour. Tommy was able to explain things in a way that pulled many different facts i had previously learned about the pre and post civil war period into a perspective that made everything come together and make a lot of sense. He had a... More 

2 Thank ellent1
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, United States
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We booked Tommy's tour because we read that it was good for history buffs, and it was. My husband is more a history person than I, but we both thought the tour was the highlight of our trip to Charleston. The tour was extremely informative. I don't think I can ever visit another civil war era site again or see... More 

3 Thank Marianne S
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We took Tommy Dew's walking tour. It was approximately two hours chocked full of history and anecdotes about Charleston and the southern perspective. The tour begins at the Market and ends at the Battery. He is very personable and informative. He showed us some hidden gems and we learned quite a bit. The tour's cost if $25 per person.

2 Thank pah11
Fayetteville, Georgia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We took Tommy's tour hoping for a broad view of Charleston. I don't feel that is what we got. The tour was supposed to be 90 minutes, but went over by 45 minutes. You would think we would have gotten so much info in that time, but no. Much of the time was spent inside his church (which is beautiful... More 

3 Thank Mo M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

While Mr. Dew was indeed knowledgeable, his narrative regarding the history of Charleston, the economy of the early 19th century, the people involved in that economy, the causes of the Civil War, were skewed to leave the South blameless. My sister and I are (white) from Chicago and every time he would mention whatever he was blaming on the North... More 

4 Thank elizabethwV8692YY
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank Rsg16
Red Bank, New Jersey
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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. 😎😎

2 Thank Pat P
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153 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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 

1 Thank TallieB

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