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Charleston in a Nutshell

#20 of 224 Tours in Charleston
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Address: 375 Meeting St, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC 29403-6238
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+1 843-697-6140
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Charleston in a Nutshell is the ideal walking tour for sightseers who have...

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.

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We saw and did a lot over a week in Charleston and Savannah and this was the best thing that we did. Jeff gave a great tour. He was very accommodating and allowed us to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw and did a lot over a week in Charleston and Savannah and this was the best thing that we did. Jeff gave a great tour. He was very accommodating and allowed us to reschedule due to a very heavy rain that caused traffic delays getting into downtown. The tour itself was fabulous. You get a good variety of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jeff seemed hurried in answering questions posed by tour members, walked so fast that several of the seniors couldn't keep up, talked before all tour members were in hearing range, and seemed to focus on items that were not that interesting. (We can only hear about pineapples used in architecture twice before this becomes repetitive.) And, while I enjoyed going... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charleston is such a fascinating and important city in our country's history, any visitor should take two hours of the morning to gain a better understanding of the USA. Jeff makes it very fun. Friends visiting from Minnesota said they would gladly have spent another hour with him.

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Burnaby
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Through a wonderful narrative and historical collection of photos Jeff brings alive the events in Charleston leading up to the beginning of the civil war. Listening to his description of the fight for Fort Sumpter is incredible - you can actually see the battle. Fantastic!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jeff was a great guide and we loved the tour . Just the right amount of information and time. We would definitely recommend this tour!

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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jeff came highly recommended by our B&B operator. It is an easy walk and Jeff does a great job of giving a history lesson in 2 hours

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Hamilton, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very interesting to find out the history and traditions of downtown Charleston. Our tour guide Jeff is very knowledgeable and proud when talking about Charleston history, as he should be since he is the 8th generation of a Charleston family. We was able to see things that we would have missed going on our own tour. Thank you... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jeff did a fantastic job. There was a lot to cover in a two hour walk but we never felt rushed and we learned a boat load of great facts and history about Charleston. We did the morning tour and since it is starting to get hot the temperature was perfect. I think his other tours sound interesting but we... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an enjoyable tour. He knew his history. We saw a little bit of everything, churches, gardens, river front. Highly recommend!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful walk through historic Charleston - encompasses everything: waterfront, gardens, riverfront, churches - highly recommend!

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