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“"Picture perfect day with Joyce"”

Charleston History Tours
Ranked #39 of 223 Tours in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Experience Charleston’s incomparable beauty, unique history and flourishing preservation with your acclaimed guide, Joyce Weir, whose knowledge of Charleston heritage, culture, and architecture is unmatched. Your 2 hour tour can be customized to what interests you most, which may include magnificent mansions, mysterious graveyards, graceful gardens, Revolutionary and Civil War sites, secret passageways, cobblestone streets,slave history. Got a camera? Photo tips provided! Tours depart 7 days a week at 96 Meeting Street in Washington Park. 9am in July and August. 10am the rest of the year. Reservations required.
Milton, Florida
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117 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“"Picture perfect day with Joyce"”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We had a fantastic time touring SOB with Joyce along with learning about history and looking at the old houses/courtyards I gained many new insights to taking pictures. Many of us have cameras and do not know fully how to utilize them or compose the shot. In our walk, Joyce would take a picture using her camera then explain how it was composed and what to look for. These little tips were utilized on our trip to Savannah. I highly recommend Joyce as her knowledge of the city along with the added benefit of learning more about photography makes it worth your time and money. Make sure she takes you to her favorite puddle to learning about using water to take reflective photos.

Visited October 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Joyce is amazing!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Seven of my girlfriends and I took Joyce's walking tour and we were not disappointed! She has a love of Charleston that is contagious. She had so much knowledge of the city and the photo tips were also very enlightening. She kept us girls educated and entertained on our weekend trip. I would suggest her tour to anyone!!! Thanks Joyce!

Visited September 2012
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Jaipur, India
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592 reviews
227 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Excelent Tour”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Joyce has fallen so in love with Charleston, that by the end of the tour you end up
loving it too. She is a delight to listen to and so knowledgeble about the history of
the city and all of its buildings. Would love to come back and take another tour
with her.

Visited October 2012
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Delta, Canada
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198 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Picture Perfect ... Says it all”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

My wife and I took the tour and were thoroughly pleased with our selection of the many tours that are available. Joyce's knowledge of the history was extremely in-depth. We went away wishing that we knew more about the local history before we arrived - but it sparked a desire to read more. Joyce actually spent more than 2 hours with our group, giving photo advice and the tips to get that great photo.

Visited September 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
“Tour guide, Joyce, is rare combination of knowledge and passion!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

My two friends and I took this tour. Joyce is an excellent tour guide. She has alot of knowledge which she delivers with a sincere passion and love for the city of Charleston. Her lessons in photography, which make for a unique tour, only serve to enhance the tour and do not inhibit any flow of information.

Joyce provides a great deal of information in an interesting and captivating manner. She, herself, is a very likable and charming person.

Joyced not only covers a good deal of the history of Charleston, but she also provides alot of infomation on ujnique aspects of the houses and the culture.

We highly suggest taking this tour!

Visited September 2012
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