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Charleston Tea Party Tours

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Address: 194 Tradd Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-577-5896
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Many thanks to all my guests who have launched me onto Trip Advisor. My...

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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We were fortunate to find the Charleston Tea Party tour! June led us on an informative tour of some of the great old houses and gardens of Charleston. She clearly knew the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Steve8063rd
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Livingston, New Jersey

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Livingston, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We were fortunate to find the Charleston Tea Party tour! June led us on an informative tour of some of the great old houses and gardens of Charleston. She clearly knew the area very well. Tea time was an exceptional (and filling!) treat!

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had a great experience! June, our guide was very informative and gracious. The food was delicious. We had opportunities to see historic Charleston from the inside. We were treated to Tea at Sarah's beautiful home and the Tea and the conversation were both exquisite. My husband humored me by coming along on this tour and he had a wonderful... More 

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Charlotte,NC
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

A girls' weekend in Charleston seemed like the perfect excuse to splurge and take this tour. From breakfast at an historic home on the Battery to tea/lunch at Laura Wichmann Hipp's home at the end, the tour was unique, informative and fun. Laura takes a personal interest in her guests. We also stayed at the apartment she rents through VRBO,... More 

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Port Lavaca, Texas
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

It's difficult to know where to start- my best friend and I had long girls weekend in Charleston. Neither of us had been there before so went to this site for ideas for fun and interesting things to do. We never would've dreamed of the experience we had! Pure Southern charm! Laura, June and Sarah were amazing. So full of... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A traveler can learn facts about Charleston from a number of sources, but with Laura Hipp's tour, one gets a passionate, personalized account of life in one of America's most distinct cities. With stops at several lovely homes (including hers), you can observe an elegant ambience and refined charm that will transport you back to the grandeur of bygone days,... More 

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NC Smokies
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is an amazing tour, full of wonderful stories and southern charm. Laura is a treasure trove of information, and has memorized veritable volumes of history, reciting word for word paragraphs from speeches, literature, etc. Breakfast at one historical home was wonderful, and lunch at Laura's was scrumptious. As so many others have said, do not miss this tour!

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Kingston, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were six friends enjoying a girl’s get away. While several of us had visited Charleston numerous times and participated in tours, none had included the Private Tea Party Tour. We decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed, it was great! June McKnight was our tour guide and she was awesome! We started our tour by enjoying... More 

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Renton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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