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No one knows Charleston like a native! Walk her historic streets and narrow alleys with me and see the elegance of bygone eras in Charleston, aka The holy City. Through Colonial times, the Revolutionary and Civil wars, up through the Renaissance...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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108 Meeting St, Historic Charleston Foundation Shop, Charleston, SC 29401-2216
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We hired Tom for a 3-hour driving/walking tour. We decided that it would be impossible to hire a better tour guide. Tom was SO knowledgeable. He was the best! He was charming, funny, honest!!! Highly recommend him!!! Also recommend this type of tour as it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your review. I did enjoy the opportunity to 'Introduce Charleston' to y'all. Hope to see all again soon..!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tom gave my husband and I very comprehensive introduction to Charleston. He was very knowledgable about the city’s history, architecture and people, and he gave us great restaurant recommendation! We really enjoyed out time with Tom!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded today

I enjoyed it too! Thanks much for posting your review..

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I and my sister in law took this tour as a suggestion from the concierge at our hotel. Tom our tour guide is a native from Charleston who owns the business. Having been a frequent visitor to Charleston, I still realized how much I didn’t...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, I enjoyed meeting you both and of course our tour..!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tom did an amazing job explaining all the historical sites in Charleston. A long time Charlestonian, he had insight into Charleston that other guides would not. He was very knowledgeable and prompt. He took excellent care of my mother who is in her 80's and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review. I very much enjoyed meeting you and your Mom and the opportunity to 'Introduce the Historic District to you both and also to visit Middleton Plantation on our private tour of that beautiful and most historic place. Merry Christmas...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

My husband and I visited Charleston for the first time at the end of October. I read through many reviews before I selected Tom as our introduction to this great city. We spent our first morning with Tom on the drive/walk private tour. Great choice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thanks much for posting your review.. I most enjoyed meeting you both and escorting you around our beautiful and historic Charleston..!

Reviewed October 8, 2018

My husband and I had a private tour with Tom McLaughlin which was so much fun. Tom is a wealth of knowledge We learned a lot from Tom and enjoyed his sense of humor and Southern charm immensely. We started with a walking tour in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thanks much for your review. I too enjoyed our time together and the opportunity to 'Introduce Charleston' to you and your spouse.. Hope to see you again when travel plans next include our most beautiful and Historic City...

Reviewed October 1, 2018

WE took a tour with Tom McLaughlin today in the Peninsula of Charleston! It was excellent. We elected to do a private walk-stroll-drive option and Tom gave a thorough and engaging tour of broad scope and depth. He is a tremendously gracious adn kind person....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks for your review. I too enjoyed our time together..!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Tom took myself and several family members on 2 tours over a 2-day period. We did the drive/walk 2.5 hour tour both times. He is incredibly informative and we got a very good appreciation for the history of Charleston. Tom was also full of general...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tom M, Owner at Introducing Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thanks so much for your review. My 8 yr granddaughter would like to meet you and your daughter one day...!

Reviewed August 23, 2018

My 2 sisters and best friend from college took a weekend trip to Charleston to just be together and have fun. Since I'd never been, I wanted a nice and personal tour of the city. It being August, we opted for the Tom's walk /drive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

My wife and I took a 2-hour walking tour of Historic Downtown Charleston with Tom- we loved the experience, which was interesting, informative and fun. Tom, a 4th generation Charlestonian, is above all knowledgable, but equally personable, amiable, approachable and helpful. His tour integrated history,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 28, 2018|
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Response from Tom M | Property representative |
Hi Molly, sorry for the delay, my wife and I are out of town till Friday and having computer and phone issues where we are--Mtns of NC. I have availability the afternoon of the 11th or morning or afternoon of the 12th ir... More
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July 1, 2018|
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thanks Robert for contacting me re a private tour late July. please email me re tour date, where you'll be staying during your visit, and I'll get back to in a day or two, Our grandchildren are visiting for the 4th, leaving... More
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