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Charleston History Tours

#40 of 210 Tours in Charleston
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Address: 80 Broad Street, Washington Park, Charleston, SC 29401-2247
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Experience Charleston’s incomparable beauty, unique history and flourishing...

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.

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Wow, a fabulous Tour

This was so worthwhile. Met Joyce at Washington SQ. where she immediately set up my camera to take the best quality shots. I am no photographer but Joyce showed us where and how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Burlington, Canada

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so worthwhile. Met Joyce at Washington SQ. where she immediately set up my camera to take the best quality shots. I am no photographer but Joyce showed us where and how to take great pics, all the while explaining the history in a fun and informative way. No boring times with Joyce. We highly recommend this tour.

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PicturePerfectWalks, Owner at Charleston History Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so kindly for your review! I remember this being your first visit to Charleston and I am pleased the day was rewarding. I hope to see you on your next visit! Thanks again, Joyce Weir More 

Erlanger, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love Charleston and the history of the old town you will love this tour. The guide, Joyce, was just perfect! Very knowledgeable and personable, Joyce was so helpful in providing a great tour experience. She shared her expertise in getting the best shot with the camera. A wealth of interesting knowledge of this grand old city. Well worth... More 

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PicturePerfectWalks, Owner at Charleston History Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. With a palate as rich as Charleston's expectations run high. I am pleased that I exceeded your! All the best to you! Joyce Weir More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We had a fabulous walking tour with Joyce, not only is she a total historian she is also an excellent photographer and gives many pointers along the way about capturing and framing the best photographs of Charleston.

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PicturePerfectWalks, Owner at Charleston History Tours, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your appreciation of my walking tour! Hope to see you on your next visit. Thanks again, Joyce Weir More 

Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Joyce was an amazing guide. We learned so much about the history and local life in Charleston, and got some amazing pictures. Also Joyce had some great guidance about the rest of our trip in South Carolina.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Would highly, highly recommend this walking tour. Joyce was knowledgeable and a great story teller - learned so much about Charleston. She was also helpful and we learned a lot about how take photos. Wonderful way to see Charleston and spend a morning or afternoon.

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PicturePerfectWalks, Owner at Charleston History Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. I look forward to touring with you on your next Charleston Visit! Thanks again, Joyce Weir More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Charleston was so pretty, an so glad we did this. Tour guide very good on the history of the town. Seeing is from that point of view gave it more insight of the old town.

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PicturePerfectWalks, Owner at Charleston History Tours, responded to this review

So glad you have suggested this tour for a "Bucket List!" I hope this inspires others to walk Charleston too! Thank you for your kind review. Joyce Weir More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Just completed a 2 1/2 hour your of historical Charleston. She was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide who loves this city. Filled with historical facts and photo tips, we highly recommend her.

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PicturePerfectWalks, Owner at Charleston History Tours, responded to this review

I so enjoyed our time together I learned form you too! Please visit again and we can explore another route! Thank you, Joyce Weir More 

Lakeshore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Joyce was wonderful! Very knowledgable not only in photography but the history of Charleston as well considering she is a transplant from the North! We happened to book on a holiday Monday and were the only two on the tour she brought along her dog Bailey which was an absolute delight as I work in a pet store and am... More 

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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

It was such a good tour. The driver was so knowledgeable and so full of fun as he explained the sights to us all. I can highly recommend this to anyone who wishes to learn the history of charleston

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Of all the history and photo tours I have taken part in, this was the best. Joyce is a fun, knowledgeable guide. Not only does she possess a wealth of historic information, she has a photographer's eye and shares her artistic ideas with you. Your photography will be improved after one tour with Joyce. She's great! The area you tour... More 

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