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“Charleston in a Nutshell”

Charleston in a Nutshell
Ranked #25 of 243 Tours in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Charleston in a Nutshell is the ideal walking tour for sightseers who have a limited amount of time yet want to visit the "must-see" places. Learn about the city's history, architecture, and culture with historian Jeff Zimmerman. Jeff has been a licensed guide since 1997 and is an eighth generation carolinian. You will also go off the beaten path to seldom seen places that are off limits to bus and carriage tours. I also offer group and private driving tours upon request.
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Charleston in a Nutshell historic private walking tour with Jeff was by far the most enjoyable sightseeing experience we have ever had. We had a relaxed two-hour walk, but every moment was filled with information that left us feeling that we had a great feel for the history of the city as well as its personality today. I would highly recommend Jeff's tours to anyone visiting Charleston!

Thank Kristin A
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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

So glad you enjoyed your visit and very nice meeting you. Perhaps you could visit in Spring some day, the Flowers are quite glorious this time of year. Thank you again for your business!

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Charleston in a Nutshell with Jeff was outstanding! We did it on our first evening in Charleston. It set the stage for the rest of our stay. Informative, intertaining, and educational. The guide did a fantastic job of relaying the history and importance of Chaleston. Great way to start our stay. Highly recommended.

Thank Laureen61
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We enjoyed a Civil War tour with Jeff last weekend. He combines an intriguing historical dialogue with archival pictures. He welcomes questions and has many amusing anecdotes about the times and the people. The price is beyond reasonable for the service,

Thank cleats126
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Jeff is a very knowledgeable and personable guide to historic Charleston. We would highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning more about this amazing city.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Touring with a 7th generation Carolinian was an exceptional experience. Jeff seemed to have just the right mix of social and architectural history for our group of four. He was receptive to questions and in his answers revealed the depth of his knowledge and enthusiasm for his city. We came away informed and eager to explore more. And he is just a really pleasant person, too.
Irene from Dallas, Texas

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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Thank you again for your business and taking time out to write your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you can make it back someday. Meeting people like you makes giving tours so rewarding. Have a great summer in the big "D" and come again!

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