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Wish I took tour earlier in trip so I could have more time to browse in neighborhood. We rode... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomasofchicago
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Wonderful historical overview

I went on the tour on Memorial Day with my husband because I read the book "The Invention Of... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
brubaby919
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Based on the novel Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, you will walk in the path of the Grimke Sisters and hear how life in Charleston was for both the privileged elite and the enslaved masses. This tour highlights locations and events from the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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164 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-2212
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wish I took tour earlier in trip so I could have more time to browse in neighborhood. We rode rental bikes and looked at neighborhood prior to tour.

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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad that you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for spending time with the Grimke Sisters

Reviewed June 3, 2018

I went on the tour on Memorial Day with my husband because I read the book "The Invention Of Wings". Our guide, Carol Elzell-Gilson was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Charleston. My husband was impressed with Carol as was I with her impressive tour....More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I joined Carol and 4 others for the Grimké sister tour of historical Charleston and had a perfectly wonderful time. I got the chills at several points learning more about these amazing women who were light years ahead of their time following...More

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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

So glad that you all enjoyed the tour. It was my pleasure and I appreciate your kind words. Glad that you had a chance to visit the Hayward Washington and Aiken-Rhett house. They are fun to see. Carol

Reviewed April 13, 2018

Whether or not you've read The Invention of Wings, this was an interesting and informative tour. Our guide, Lee Ann, was very knowledgeable, and could answer all of our questions. What I most enjoyed was the fact that the tour seemed very personal. As they...More

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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thanks Sarah, for the kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour. I had a fun morning showing you all the Grimke's world. Lee Ann

Reviewed November 12, 2017

Our two and half hour walk flew by and stays with us. Even though my husband had not read The Invention of Wings, we both learned so much about the institution of slavery in Charleston, about the Grimkes, and about how the novel differs from...More

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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

So glad that you all enjoyed the tour and that it sparked a conversation. Walking in others footsteps definitely can foster a different perspective on historical events. Thanks for joining me on that journey! Would love to see you all on your next visit to...More

Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting Charleston and have any interest in, or appreciation of, American history, read "The Invention of Wings " by Sue Monk Kids and take this tour. It's astonishing that the story of these two sisters, Sarah and Angelina Grimke, is not prominently included...More

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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2017

Angelo, Thank you for your kind words. You are right, it is astonishing that the story of the sisters is not prominently told. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Carol

Reviewed September 26, 2017

I traveled to Charleston with my two sisters last winter. We're all fans of the book The Invention of Wings and we were so excited to go on this tour to see some of the sights from the story. Our tour with Carol surpassed all...More

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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2017

Christie, Thanks so much for your kind words. So glad that you and your sisters enjoyed the tour. I had a fun time showing you all the Grimke's Charleston. Carol

Reviewed August 8, 2017

If you like history and culture of the Old South, you will love this tour. Lee Ann, our guide, is as good as it gets. The tour is based on the true story of the Grimké Sisters, early 19th century Charleston residents and among our...More

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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Holly, So glad that you all enjoyed the tour. I had a great morning and loved all your questions. Fun discussions:) Thank you for your kind words. Lee Ann

Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

After reading all the other reviewers comments I don't feel I can add anything else. Really loved the tour, as did my husband who had not read the book. Carol helped separate fact from fiction and it was great seeing all the places you read...More

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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thanks, Jan, for your kind words about the tour. I am so glad that you and your husband enjoyed the tour. We always say - You don't have to have read the book the enjoy the tour - and it's always good to have that...More

Reviewed June 30, 2017

Like history? You'll love this tour. Carol Ezell Gilson was our tour guide, and she did an excellent job separating fact from fiction in the book, The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd. The 2-hour walking tour was based in the oldest part of...More

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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

hanks, Linda, for your kind words. I'm glad you learned more about the Grimke' sisters and enjoyed the tour. And, you are right about the heat and humidity! Carol

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Brown4546
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Lee Ann B | Property representative |
Hi Nancy, So glad that you all enjoyed the tour and yes we will still be doing the tour in the Spring. When your group is ready you can go to our website: grimkesisterstour and drop us an email and we will work with you to... More
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April 19, 2018|
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Response from Lee Ann B | Property representative |
Hi, the tour is $25 per person cash or check at the time of the tour and is 2 hours and 15 minutes long. We walk about a mile and half. You will see the old jail/workhouse area, slave mart, one of their homes. You will go by... More
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