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Two Sisters Historic Walking Tours

80 Broad St, Washington Park next to City Hall, Charleston, SC 29401
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A group tour made to feel personal

We had a wonderful time on the tour today. They take the time to learn your name on the tour and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
leslie l
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Tampa, Florida
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Best Tour!!

My husband and I toured with Mary Helen last week. This is,by far, the best tour we have ever... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Trisha S
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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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Reviewed 3 days 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I toured with Mary Helen last week. This is,by far, the best tour we have ever taken. Mary Helen is so knowledgeable about the area, and takes the time to personally get to know each person by name. She displays such southern...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a tour two days ago with Mary Helen, and we couldn’t have found a better way to start our long weekend in Charleston. To start off the tour, Mary Helen memorized all of our names and hometowns, and referenced them throughout the tour....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a wonderful, easy-going tour. Very informative and entertaining. I would go again with this tour.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took this tour on our first day in Charleston, mainly to learn some history and get a lay of the land. Mary Helen was our tour guide, and she was charming, informative, and able to give us an insider's view of growing up in...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

With two families, including six kids 13 and under, it's always a challenge to find a tour that is informative and keeps the kids' attention. This tour did a great job and keeping adults and kids both entertained. The background knowledge that the guide was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Mary Helen serves up an absolute treat of a tour, filled with layer upon layer of history, architecture, and cultural anecdotes. While she obviously treasures the beauty and grace of her ancestral city, this articulate, funny, and knowledgeable lady is also candid about the challenges...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been a yearly visitor to Charleston for many years. My granddaughter found this tour and my awareness of the city took on a new dimension. Terese was a firecracker of a guide, and so informative. One can tell she takes great joy and pride in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I booked this tour while in Charleston for a short get-away. I echo the previous reviews. Mary Helen was charming, witty, knowledgeable, and energetic! There was never a dull moment! I could have spent the entire day briskly walking the streets of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Entertaining, knowledgable and chock full of history- Therese was a real Southern delight as she drew us in to fall in love with her dear city. She truly loves Charleston and its past and isn't afraid to share the good and not so good. Even...More

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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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