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Charleston Tea Party Private Tours

Address: 194 Tradd Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-577-5896
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Ranked #52 of 206 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Many thanks to all my guests who have launched me onto Trip Advisor. My tour is Monday through...
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: Many thanks to all my guests who have launched me onto Trip Advisor. My tour is Monday through Friday starting at 9 am with breakfast on the Battery, going through the gates and front doors and into my friends' historic Charleston houses and gardens. You are invited in for a refreshing and hospitable tea party at my home overlooking the Ashley River at noon at the end of the morning tour. The goal is to be faithful to the Southern history and to give you the passion of a Charlestonian as you are treated like a guest, not a tourist.

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Southern Illinios
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Laura and June. Unlike the usual group tour, in which you tour as a group, we felt like our tour we conducted by a knowledgeable family member. We began with a lovely southern breakfast served at The Palmer House B & B (circa 1884)with a harbor view of Fort Sumter. After... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My wife and I were very impressed with Laura's knowledge of Charleston's history and events surrounding the Civil War. I am not a Civil War buff, however my wife is as well as being very well read. I did thoroughly enjoy the tour and learned a lot from it. Laura is literally a walking history book, as well as being... More 

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Independence, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We visited in September 2014. It was a highlight of our trip. We are booking Laura for another tour in March of 2015. Highly recommended! Randy and Caryn Allar, Independence, Ohio

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Three long-time friends traveled to this beautiful city and had a wonderful time! We started our visit with Laura's tour. She graciously offered to change her usual morning tour to afternoon in order to accommodate our schedule. Our tour started with a tea-party luncheon in her charming home. Lunch was delicious and included some of Laura's unique recipes, along with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The previous review gives an excellent commentary on many of the things we saw and did while recently in Laura's company. (No need to recount all of that.) But, it's Laura herself that made Charleston and its history and that of the South come alive for us. Laura is both a person deeply ingrained into the City's culture today (witness... More 

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was a very unique experience for a couple from California who wanted to know more about life in Charleston as it once was and still is today. We were warmly welcomed by Laura when we arrived at her home. We were introduced to her 7 other guests. Then we began our 4 hour adventure with a hearty breakfast in... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

The tour was beyond expectations. A must do in order to get an historical vibrant feel for a wonderful city. It's charm and character hidden behind walls and gates came into view and it was breathtaking! Ended with a delicious tea party. Charming from start to finish! JKTimmons

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Wow! This tour totally exceeded my expectations! Laura's knowledge of history and the area made for an incredible day. Her selection of homes and gardens are perfect. No one going to Charleston should miss this tour!

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1000 oaks, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Laura is a font of knowledge about Charleston and it's history. She leads a tour through the historic area (peninsula) that is bar none the most detailed and well researched tour that I have ever taken. To be able to visit private gardens and homes that belong to friends of Laura's were a special treat. And the food, oh my,... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a fantastic tour that I would highly recommend. Laura, our guide had such a contagious passion and love for history in charleston, and I left our tour very satisfied. You would be missing out big time if you didn't do this tour because it was the highlight of my 5 day stay in charleston.

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