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Charleston Sole Walking Tours

Address: 122 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-364-8272
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Ranked #15 of 207 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Hi, my name is Brian Simms. My family has been in the area for 10 generations. Charleston Sole...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Hi, my name is Brian Simms. My family has been in the area for 10 generations. Charleston Sole offers two types of tours. Our All About Charleston tour features history, culture and the architecture of the area. Our Houses of Worship tour concentrates on the many backgrounds who settled the "Holy City" and the history of the beautiful stone carvings and symbolism behind many famous Charlestonian graves. We do enter a few structures during our tour. There is a rich history and culture I would like to share and look forward to showing you the sights of our beautiful city, creating an experience you will remember for years to come!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great love of history and Charleston. Well worth the money. I would definitely go again and I am sure the information would be expanded. Terrific grasp of the history.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We wish we would have done this upon our arrival to Charleston instead of the next to last day of our visit.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Charleston for the first time, so we thought taking a tour would be the best way to learn about the city. Charleston Sole came highly recommended on Trip Advisor, and I'm glad I listened to other reviewers and booked our tour with them because we loved it! Fin was our guide, and he was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

All the reviews that say that Brian is enthusiastic, loves his city, loves his work and loves to share his research are spot-on. Our small group arrived early and Brian just jumped right it. He kept going well past the "2 hours" and my sense was he would have just kept talking as long as anyone had time to listen.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a terrific walking tour. Brian Simms is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic that you can’t help but be swept into the past of this history steeped area. Simms is a researcher by nature, and he’s curious about the same things his guests want to know about. He’s sifted through the many myths and mysteries of Charleston and woven them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Charleston is a beautiful and interesting city. Taking this tour with Brian opened up the past we did not know. He knew little details about every part of the tour that amazed us. It was only my wife and myself so Brian took us on a leisurely stroll through the historic distric. It was not rushed or felt like he... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Brian's comprehensive historical knowledge of all things Charleston (and beyond) made this tour the best way to spend a rainy morning downtown. He was able to connect the history of Charleston to everyone's hometown on the tour which kept everyone invested in the story telling. The Boston and New Jersey (Philadelphia) people seemed relatively easy but he even connected Charleston... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Brian is a great tour guide and very knowledgeable about his city! He is informative and keeps your attention.

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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I am a professor of international studies and I was truly impressed by Brian's knowledge of Charleston's history and his passion for the details of the past. His tour is a perfect combination of facts and anecdotes. We spent even half an hour more on the tour (after he asked us if that's OK) because he wanted to show us... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Very informative. Brian is a wealth of information about Charleston. Walking is a great way to tour the city.

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