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“Learn history and take creative photographs, too!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Charleston History Tours

Charleston History Tours
96 Meeting Street, Washington Park, Charleston, SC 29401
843.901.9283
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Experience Charleston’s incomparable beauty, unique history and flourishing preservation with your acclaimed guide, Joyce Weir, whose knowledge of Charleston heritage, culture, and architecture is unmatched. Your 2 hour tour can be customized to what interests you most, which may include magnificent mansions, mysterious graveyards, graceful gardens, Revolutionary and Civil War sites, secret passageways, cobblestone streets,slave history. Got a camera? Photo tips provided! Tours depart 7 days a week at 96 Meeting Street in Washington Park. 9am in July and August. 10am the rest of the year. Reservations required.
Plattsburgh, New York, USA
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36 attraction reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Learn history and take creative photographs, too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Joyce made this two hour walking tour of Old Charleston fascinating and stimulating. She is warm and friendly, and has vast knowledge and enthusiasm about Charleston's history. On top of all this, she is an experienced photographer, who has scouted out the best locations and perspectives and helps her guests go beyond standard tourist shots. It was a completely enjoyable morning with her!

Visited January 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“I Must Do Activity !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Whether you are a history buff, a photographer of just looking for the best way to spend time walking in Historic Charleston, Joyce's tour is for you. We are repeat customers because she imparts too much information -- all facinating -- to be entirely remembered. By stopping to describe an historic building, gate or iron fence and then taching the best way to photograph and remember it, Joyce is the ultimate low pressure, often humorous and unforgettable, tour guide for photographers and non-photographers alike. Of the countless things to do in Charleston -- for tourists as well as locals -- this should be on everyone's short list.

Visited January 2013
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OCEAN CITY,MD
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Better than the 1st time!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

With this being my 2nd time taking the tour with Joyce, I was hoping to expand upon my previous experiences and lo and behold, it met all my expectations and even surpassed them. There were a couple people on the tour that were 1st timers and Joyce made sure she shared some info from the level 1 tour. The level 2 tour included more of the downtown area that I hadn't seen and of course more awesome chances for photography of Charleston. I'm sure the are more hidden treasures to see in Charleston and I hope Joyce has another tour to suit the bill!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“More than a Walking Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a wonderful tour of the historical sections of Charlestown. Joyce is very knowledgeable and extremely interesting to listen to. She has a way to make the history come alive with all of the interesting facts and stories she shares. Carrying her camera, Joyce shows her travelers how to capture the buildings and scenery in interesting and professional ways. It is also important to note that it is obvious that Joyce has been making friends throughout her years of touring. We were greeted by quite a few people along the tour.

Visited January 2013
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Washington, DC
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic history walk with charming guide and added bonus of great picture spots”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Loved this tour with Joyce. She has a great sense of humor and a real passion for Charleston. Would do the tour again and highly recommend to friends!

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