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Charleston Tea Party Private Tours

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Address: 194 Tradd Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-577-5896
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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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Hands down best tour I have been on!

We went to Charleston on a girls trip for a 60th & 65th birthdays and decided to splurge with this tour. It was wonderful! Laura knows so much wonderful history; she's sincere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Renton, Washington

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We went to Charleston on a girls trip for a 60th & 65th birthdays and decided to splurge with this tour. It was wonderful! Laura knows so much wonderful history; she's sincere; and full of southern hospitality. At the end of tour we had parted as friends!! Hope to do this again in the future....

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My first time in Charleston was in May with a friend. We had heard great things from another woman who had already taken the tour. Our guide was June, she was gracious and and very informative. She showed Charleston as it is today with all the lovely gardens and homes, but also was very knowledgeable on the history of the... More 

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Johnstown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This tour began with breakfast in a Battery mansion, overlooking the harbor and Fort Sumter. From there we strolled thru the old streets and gardens....listening, learning, and feeling the nooks and crannies of old Charleston. Our experience ended with High Tea in another Battery home overlooking the harbor. A truly personal and unique experience.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We arrived Easter week in Charleston, blessed with early blossoms of azaleas and jasmine which draped languidly from the wrought iron gates of the great southern mansions; the air sweetly perfumed. I am the middle sister of my family and happily retired so it was my gift to my siblings to plan our itinerary in Charleston. When researching online, I... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My lucky son just got a new job in Charleston! So my husband, son and I decided to spend a gorgeous Friday morning with native Charlestonian, Laura Wichmann Hipp, touring "her" town. She is such a charming and gracious host, overflowing with love and historical knowledge of this enchanting city! Imagine enjoying a lowcountry breakfast buffet upstairs in the historic... More 

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Lake City, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I found the information for this private tour in a murder mystery book series set in Charleston but written by a Minnesota author. How very fortunate for me that I took a look at the resources listed in the back of this book because that lead me to Laura Wichmann Hipp and her fabulous tour!! Charleston is a city of... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is an excellent tour! Would highly recommend this for anyone. Laura's knowledge of the local history and her acquaintance with may of the historic homeowners made this such a personalized tour. The breakfast over the battery looking out onto Fort Sumter was first class. The homes and gardens on the tour were stunning and culminating the afternoon with lunch/tea... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had been on several very good walking tours of Charleston and wanted to do something different for a birthday, so we chose this unique tour. It starts with breakfast in the 2nd floor dining room of a historic home overlooking the water (Battery), visits gardens and sites in the downtown area, and ends up over an elegant lunch table in... More 

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Southern Illinios
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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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Address: Address: 194 Tradd Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-577-5896
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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