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Two Sisters Historic Walking Tours

80 Broad St, Washington Park next to City Hall, Charleston, SC 29401
+1 843-343-2981
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Great for the whole family! Make this the first thing you do in Charleston.

Mary Helen was our guide and she was incredible. My husband and I, along with our teenage and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
deborahthompson1
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Columbus, Ohio
Terrific!

Very friendly and knowledgeable. I believe the sisters are 7th generation Charlestonians. Saw all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tnkrbell
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NY
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Experience the charm of Charleston in a two hour walking tour with genuine local flavor. Join native Charlestonian sisters Mary Helen Dantzler and Therese Smythe, whose family dates from 1793, as you stroll through Charleston's most beautiful streets and scenic alleyways.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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80 Broad St, Washington Park next to City Hall, Charleston, SC 29401
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+1 843-343-2981
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Reviewed yesterday

Mary Helen was our guide and she was incredible. My husband and I, along with our teenage and middle-school daughters did the tour with the group and I highly recommend it. We learned so much about the city and its rich history and we had...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very friendly and knowledgeable. I believe the sisters are 7th generation Charlestonians. Saw all the highlights of the city. Mornings are better, as it is not quite as hot.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mary Helen was an excellent tour guide. She got the kids and young adults involved in the tour. We saw all of the main historic points in Charleston. She even had water for us halfway through the tour. She also hung out after the tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Charleston is a city jam packed with great southern food, history and culture. It's awesome to have a small group walking tour led by a city native. Mary Helen was knowledgeable about the city's history both good and bad, shared personal stories about the former...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Therese did an exceptional job explaining the history of the city. She is full of energy and willing to answer any question. It was a very hot day and she even arranged for a friend (and there were many along the tour - she knows...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mary Elllen was so knowledgable on Charleston as she is a 7th generation Charlestonian! It was such fun learning about the history, architecture and people of the city. She had information that you can't even find in a book. So much fun and I would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time. Guide was sweet and extremely personable. She was extremely knowledgeable about the beautiful architecture and history of the homes and businesses downtown.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun today. No one could have done more to make this informative and enjoyable; and she even involved everyone's children in the action so that they enjoyed it and paid attention. Mary Helen was an absolute joy and we learned so much about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would strongly encourage anyone and everyone to take this tour. Brief, yet concise, informative, fun, and incredibly enjoyable. You could walk around downtown all week and not notice all the beautiful items you learn about on the tour. My 15yrd old daughter and I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on the tour today. They take the time to learn your name on the tour and make it interactive. They are very friendly and knowledgeable about their city.

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Beverly M
June 28, 2018|
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Response from suzzie71 | Reviewed this property |
Just saw your question. Here is the answer. Therese Smythe: 843-270-9945 She is one of the 2 sisters.
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ecarni
May 7, 2018|
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Response from edcmoverman | Reviewed this property |
Therese Smythe: 843-270-9945 Mary Helen Dantzler: 843-343-2981
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Christina H
May 6, 2018|
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Response from SherryD56 | Reviewed this property |
I googled their website and booked through there. They quickly responded and were even so kind as to text me instead of email (since I'd told them in my comments that I was having trouble with email.) I believe they also... More
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