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Address: 1084 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC 29438-6812
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"Miss Thomas Drives a Time Machine!"

When my mother and I entered her comfortable van we slipped back in time. We rolled by 3 plantations, 4 churches, 2 graveyards and Miss Thomas, her soft voice like a Southern... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
luke828282
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

When my mother and I entered her comfortable van we slipped back in time. We rolled by 3 plantations, 4 churches, 2 graveyards and Miss Thomas, her soft voice like a Southern Delphic Oracle, told us stories of ancient families, heroes, heroines and sad eyed scoundrels. As these vanished Edistoans were brought back to life their stories were harrowing and... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Four of us took Ms. Dottie's tour this morning and it was truly a joy and a learning experience. She is a native of the island and did an incredible job of sharing her obvious love of the island and her incredible knowledge of the history and lore of the island. The driving tour is great for people that don't... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Our 2 1/2 hour Van tour of Edisto Island was fascinating, going back to the 1600s. I could listen to Mrs Thomas' sweet southern voice all day. She was raised on the island & her dad had been the Postmaster. We really enjoyed going inside the Presbyterian Church & cemetery, along with having a break of delightful lemonade & benne... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

Ditto to all the good things written about Miss Dottie's tours. We even ran about a half hour over time and she kept right on. I think we were able to go places not open to the public. Don't miss this if you have time.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

Dottie was raised in Edisto and she was so gracious and did a private tour of a few plantations and churches/graveyards. We enjoyed everything about the tour and her knowledge. She had also baked us benne seed cookies and lemonade. Delicious it was a pleasurable tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

We had visited Edisto before without learning much about the island. Decided to take a tour with Dottie. So glad we did. We learned so much about the island's history. Dottie was very knowlegable and informative and taught us so much. She even served us lemonade and Benne Wafers made by her and they were so good. It was a... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Wanting to know more of this beautiful stretch of Carolina coast, we were advised to call the lady who is a part of this genteel culture. Dottie greeted us as familiar friends. Quaintly soft -spoken and very knowledgeable about her island, we rode comfortably through shaded dirt roads to plantations that held many secrets, many of which Dottie knew and... More 

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Albertville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Dottie has lived most of her life in Edisto, so she has seen everything grow, and how the people have tries to keep the island simple. As for the time and money, i can think of no better way to have spent it. GREAT JOB

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Thomaston, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

We enjoyed this tour very much and learned a lot about Edisto Island in two hours. Our tour guide took us by van to the Presbyterian Church (the oldest congregation in S.C.) and took us inside the beautiful building. She shared interesting stories about the church and people buried in the graveyard. She also told us the history of several... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013 via mobile

Ms. Dottie is great! She grew up on the island and knows her history. We went to several plantations and churches and listened to great stories the whole time. Both of our kids (10 and 6 yr old boys) really enjoyed the tour. Don't miss this one

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