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Ed Grimball's Walking Tour of Historic Charleston

Pineapple Fountain - Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29412 (James Island)
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Ranked #28 of 158 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Ed Grimball is a 12th generation Charlestonian whose family settled on Edisto Island in 1682 and has been here ever since. Ed opened his walking tour... more » Owner description: Ed Grimball is a 12th generation Charlestonian whose family settled on Edisto Island in 1682 and has been here ever since. Ed opened his walking tour business in 1996 and would consider it a privilege to personally show you his city.Your tour will explore the cracks and crevices of old, beautiful Charleston, touching on many subjects such as the Civil War, the Great Earthquake, the Preservation Movement, and our magnificent architecture. Must sees on your tour include the Four Corners of Law, the Battery, and Rainbow Row. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We were part of Dennis Stiles' walking tour of Old Charleston, through his company - Old Charleston Walking Tours - in March 2014. The tour exceeded all of my expectations! Dennis is knowledgable, engaging and personable. He is articulate and interesting. There is no question he could not answer yet he is not pompous. Old Charleston comes alive on this... More

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Kingston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I always get a tour guide to help us when we visit a historical place - Ed Grimball was informative, fun and paced us to do what we wanted. The sign of a good tour is how much one remembers - and after our tour, i think i could have given a tour. Ed was fabulous, charming... More

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Salinas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Ed was extremely cordial, but the amount of historical information was limited. Compared to another walking tour, this was too drawn out. Would have preferred more relevant history of Charleston. I feel bad about posting this, but speed it up and put more meat in this sandwich.

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La Grange, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is my first review ever on Trip Advisor, but I wanted stop and pass along what a wonderful time we had on Ed Grimball's tour. There is something special about hearing from someone who is in love with his topic. Ed loves Charleston, and after you take his tour you'll see the town in a different way. We were... More

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Emsworth, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I've been on lots of walking tours in cities around the world, but it is difficult to remember such a throughly nice man as Ed Grimball. My wife and I picked his tour from the many on offer and we throughly enjoyed the time we spent in his company. He was charming, laid back and worked hard to get interaction... More

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

My wife and I recently returned from our first ever trip to Charleston. Upon doing some research and wanting to take advantage of the available history and walkability of this fine city, we landed on scheduling a walking tour with Mr. Ed Grimball. And let me tell you there was not one moment of the tour that we were disappointed.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

If this is your first visit to Charleston the first thing you should do is get a sense of history about the city and acquaint yourself with the historic district. The ONLY person to do this is Ed Grimball! He is an expert on all things Charleston and he provides an excellent experience, imparting his knowledge to you. Now he... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I cannot even begin to think about the right words to describe the exquisite experience I had on Ed’s tour. First of all it all started last year when I came to Charleston to work on a contract and decided to take a walking tour of this fascinating city, which I instantly fell in love with. I took a Saturday... More

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

It is clear that Ed is very knowledgeable of this city that he clearly loves to present with such enthusiasm. But his courtly Southern manner, slow drawl and tendency to spend time on trivial pleasantries and cute anecdotes kept the flow of information to a mere trickle. It was clear to me that most of our group of 19 enjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Ed was just amazing. Perfect southern gentlemen and he was the best tour guide I've ever had including Italy. Gave us the best tour and knew everyone. One Charleston resident drove up, let us into his house and we tasted his special moonshine.

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