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The Original Grimke Sisters Tour
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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 2 weeks ago

From the knowledge and enthusiasm of the guide, to the places you go, to the things you see and hear, there is nothing like it. It is not merely a tour of the Charleston; it is an perspective of the times...times echoing the past while...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful words. The Grimke Sisters Tour is definitely a great insight as to what Charleston and the sisters were like during the 1800's. So glad you all enjoyed it. Lee Ann

Reviewed February 2, 2019

My favorite tour in Charleston. I recommend to all my guests. So informative - so much historical detail. The tour guides are passionate about their presentation.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed the tour. Love that T"he Grimke Sisters Tour" is your favorite in Charleston:)

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide, Carol Ezekiel-Gilson, was an extremely knowledgeable guide and passionate about this subject. She has read and studied everything she can locate about the Grimke sisters, their families, and the town of Charleston, and decribes their incredible lives in perfect context with the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Hi David, So glad you enjoyed the tour. We appreciate your kind words. The Grimke Sisters are amazing women. Thanks for sharing. Carol

Reviewed July 18, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: January 2017
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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

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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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