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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 #43 of 168 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Jackson, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We toured with Ed on 06/18/14, and absolutely loved the experience. Ed loves his hometown of Charleston, and it is very evident as you spend time with him. We learned so much about the history of Charleston and about the city's unique character. During our tour, we passed by two other tours, and both of the other tour guides stopped... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

On our second trip to Charleston, we took a walking tour led by Ed Grimball. My husband and I had been on one led by another tour guide two years earlier, and we wanted our teenage boys to have as enjoyable experience as we did. However, this was not the case. Ed Grimball was not nearly as good a story... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Ed's walking tour of Charleston is like a living history lesson. His knowledge of the city and its history was outstanding. He related the wonderful history of Charleston and interspersed the history lesson with colorful antidotes from personal experience. If you really want an interesting and informative tour of Charleston, Ed's tour is not to be missed. Three hours were... More

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new york
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Ed's a down to earth pro and gives a great tour with personal insights. We met some of the five people in charleston who did t know him, all the rest know him by name <smile>

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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