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Tommy Dew's Walking History Tour

Address: 188 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 843-853-8687
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Ranked #38 of 195 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Marietta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I am not sure that you could find a better walking tour in any city. You have to do it when you're in town!

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Great two hours of walking through historical Charleston and learning about everything from 1600's to current politics. Clearly a beloved member of the community as many people stopped to wave and say hi to Tommy. He made sure we we were all comfortable taking care to stop in shady places and making sure our group was able to hear him... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My girlfriend and I attended one of Tommy's tours on 9/13/14. It was one of the most informative and interesting tours I have ever taken. Tommy tells the history of Charleston and the region from a southern perspective. Informative, thought provoking and incredibly enjoyable.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Absolutely an amazing amount of knowledge and being in Charleston, given from a Southern View..... Well worth the few dollars for the 2 hour walking tour.....

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed this tour thoroughly. Mr. Dews' knowledge of the history of the city was conveyed with humor and interesting facts.

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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Really appreciated this tour. Tommy presented the history of Charleston and the South from a thinking man's view point. He verbally guided you thru the progression of the town, it's past, from the various countries who occupied it to the plantation system and how it was unique to the Union and the thought process of the North. Not necessarily a... More 

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