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The Original Grimke Sisters Tour

Charleston, SC, USA
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About The Original Grimke Sisters Tour
Angelina & Sarah Grimké turned their backs on their home & family to begin a crusade fighting the injustices to women & those enslaved in the 19th century. Known as traitors to their society during their lifetime, 180 + years later these ladies are still influencing current generations. Follow in the footsteps of these two courageous women & learn how their progressive beliefs influenced these movements. The tour is based on excerpts of the novel "Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd
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KarenB wrote a review Sep 8
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina18 contributions10 helpful votes
After reading the book "The Invention of Wings" I couldn't wait to do this tour. Well run, a wealth of information, well timed, personable tour guide. Well worth it!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much . Glad you enjoyed the tour. Lee Ann
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Pam E wrote a review Jul 2020
Spartanburg, South Carolina6 contributions3 helpful votes
My sister and I had a wonderful time with LeeAnn as our guide on the Grimke Sisters Tour in Charleston. LeeAnn was extremely knowledgeable and fun, relating the story from The Invention of Wings with the broader history of Charleston. By pointing out the historic landmarks and relating stories of its history, she truly made our day in Charleston a memorable one! I plan to return with a group of bookclub friends to enjoy this tour with them as well very soon!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour
Responded Aug 4, 2020
Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed the tour
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Faye B wrote a review Feb 2020
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My friend and I enjoyed this tour so much while in Charleston. We learned so m much about the Grimkes, and about life in Charleston during their lives. New research Lee Ann added made the time very special, and greatly enhanced what we knew about the sisters. Lee Ann was a delight who answered questions thoroughly. A memorable tour!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. So glad you all enjoyed the tour. I had a great time showing you the world of the Grimke Sisters. Lee Ann
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haynep04 wrote a review Aug 2019
High Point, North Carolina53 contributions2 helpful votes
I am so happy I scheduled this tour for our first morning in Charleston. I read the “Invention of Wings” and knew I wanted to learn more about the sisters while in their hometown. Tour guide Carol taught me so much more about their lives and which parts of the book are true. She also went well beyond the book to discuss the lives of their descendants, as well as the history of Charleston in general. Her tour gave us the important details of Charleston, which helped us make decisions regarding what to do during the rest of our visit. I will always remember the tour and the places we visited. Thank you, Carol!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour
Responded Aug 11, 2019
Thanks so much for the nice review and thanks for taking the time to write it. I'm glad my suggestions were helpful. There's so many things to see here, it can be difficult to choose. All the best! Carol
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Holidav wrote a review Aug 2019
New Braunfels, Texas346 contributions78 helpful votes
I'm thankful for a fictional "The Invention of Wings" leading me to the Grimke Sisters & this tour. However, you may be better prepared (less confused) to hear Lee Ann's many facts on this tour without reading that Oprah Club book. This tour rivals ones in Rome thru Viator for the Vatican & Colosseum with an extremely knowledgeable/highly educated guide teaching great history lessons. Understanding maverick humans like the Grimke Sisters means learning many facets of their lives: environment (Charleston), parents, siblings, peers, social class, religion, education, and all are covered, some with photos from a large notebook Lee Ann carries. At the end of it, when you're inspired to learn even more, Lee Ann will give you reading recommendations. Or just have a look (& follow) the FaceBook page for The Grimke Sisters Tour.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Lee Ann B, Owner at The Original Grimke Sisters Tour
Responded Aug 4, 2019
Thank you for the wonderful comment. Truly honored that you feel that the tour is right up there with your tour in Rome. The Grimke sisters are amazing women and I am so glad that I got to share their story with you. Lee Ann
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