We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jack Thomson's Civil War Walking Tour

Jack Thomson's Civil War Walking Tour
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
6
All photos (6)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible14%
Jul 13, 2017
“Best part of our trip! ”
Sep 4, 2016
“great tour”
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
56°
35°
Jan
58°
36°
Feb
64°
43°
Mar
Contact
179 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1234
+1 843-270-2417
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (64)
Filter reviews
64 results
Traveler rating
40
8
5
2
9
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
40
8
5
2
9
See what travelers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 64 reviews
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Jack is so knowledgeable and wise. His tour is both entertaining and informative. I've been on many tours and this one is hands down the best. If you want a true Southern Charleston experience, you need to check out Jack's tours. Remember to sit down...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank cae007
Reviewed September 4, 2016

This was an excellent tour back a couple of years ago, since then Jack Thomson had several health issues and has since passed away. I an not sure who is now doing these tours under his name but Jack was the one with all the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Patricia D
Reviewed August 9, 2016

I got the chance to participate in this a year ago. Jack was super fun to be around, with unique tidbits that I had never heard about. Not a boring tour at all. Filled with history that was presented in a fun way!

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank FLtraveler34695
Reviewed March 5, 2016

Jack Thomson came well recommended and I was very excited to book the private tour for my mom and boyfriend's first visit to Charleston. We all love history, learning and walking so thought this would be perfect. Sadly, Jack didn't show up and instead Paul...More

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank Shelliu
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Spent a good morning with Jack Thomson walking the streets of the historic district of Charleston. Very knowledgeable about Civil War history and Charleston, learned a lot in the 3 plus hours on the tour. If history is your thing, I highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank Bob S
Reviewed December 28, 2015

It is obvious that Jack knows what he is talking about, and welcomes (expects) questions. He came to Charleston in 1968 and has done a lot of research, he even wrote a book about it. Historical photography is his specialty. It is nice to have...More

Date of experience: December 2015
3  Thank Adam R
Reviewed September 14, 2015

My Husband and I had the privilege of taking a private tour with Jack. His knowledge and enthusiasm are priceless. He takes you down the nooks and crannies of the city and you visualize yourself as the city was in 1860. Jack has passion as...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank Pam095
Reviewed June 4, 2015

We scheduled a Civil War walking tour with local historian/legend Jack Thomson. We were pleased when Jack himself walked through the door. It was a rainy, thunder and lightning day, but Jack was undaunted and off we went with just 4 people in the tour....More

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank rolson2
Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I took this tour on March 3, 2015, with Paul Hedden as our guide. Paul was terrific. Like us, he is a "Federal." Although my wife and I were the only ones on the tour Paul went all out. We learned a...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank Road802753
Reviewed December 2, 2014

Chilly morning with 8 other people. Tour guide (not Jack) did not seem well organized, overly wordy in some places, and breezed by what could have been interesting sites, read from 3x5 cards at times. Unique to this tour were some old photos taken from...More

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank Jazzdog99
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 65 nearby hotels
Wentworth Mansion
973 reviews
.25 miles away
John Rutledge House Inn
814 reviews
.60 miles away
The Restoration
1,167 reviews
.61 miles away
Fulton Lane Inn
744 reviews
.64 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,018 nearby restaurants
Circa 1886 Restaurant
1,956 reviews
.27 miles away
Queen Street Grocery & Cafe
148 reviews
.46 miles away
Second State Coffee
137 reviews
.38 miles away
Persimmon Cafe
131 reviews
.41 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 671 nearby attractions
Unitarian Church in Charleston
141 reviews
.57 miles away
College of Charleston
671 reviews
.53 miles away
Old City Jail
178 reviews
.39 miles away
Grace Church Cathedral
25 reviews
.47 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Jack Thomson's Civil War Walking Tour staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines