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Oyster Point Historic Walking Tours

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“civil war tour”(76 reviews)
“palmer stowe”(26 reviews)
“william harris”(24 reviews)
This two-hour tour is the perfect introduction to our historic city for first timers to Charleston and for the frequent visitor who wishes to learn something new! Our walk through the French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods covers the...more
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200 E Bay St, East Bay Street and South Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2611
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All reviews civil war tour palmer stowe william harris charleston history great tour two hours private walking tour high energy highly recommend this tour hour tour wealth of knowledge his passion informative tour beautiful city rich history small group historic district
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide Alexandra was excellent in every respect. Her knowledge of history and architecture was impressive and her delivery was flawless as she guided us through the city. She held our attention the entire time, including that of our 13 and 11 year old...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank clare_cossio
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our tour with Bill was fabulous! We had a small group and our tour was tailored to our interests. Bill is charming and knowledgeable and had answers to our impromptu questions. Don’t miss this!

1  Thank cjweldin
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want a history lesson on slavery and Charleston’s imprint of it,highly recommended. If you want more broad history,buildings, etc,try anotherMore

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Date of experience: February 2019
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P S, Owner at Oyster Point Historic Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We at Oyster Point Tours do make a concerted effort to discuss the enormous role that Charleston's participation in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade has had on the city's development; economic, social, and otherwise. The history of slavery is deeply intertwined with Charleston's history, and we...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful tour with Palmer! It was so informative and interesting! We feel like we know so much more about Charleston now. Even my teenage kids loved it! Palmer was just an amazing wealth of information! Thank you!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I considered getting a private walking tour in Charleston but I am glad I did not. Palmer did such a wonderful job in giving us a great walking tour packed with many interesting historical tidbits as well as dining recommendations. Would highly recommend it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Drusli
Reviewed 6 days ago

As a local, I've been on many tours with my visitors. On a lark yesterday, a beautiful winter day,I chose this 11:30 tour. It surpassed all the others, which tended to be rehearsed, superficial, and boring (especially the architectural and carriage). Bill, our guide, has...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kayaker4PA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic tour. We have been to many cities and taken walking tours, but this was by far the best. Highly recommended.

1  Thank ktfirehfd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met Palmer at 9:00 and had the great fortune to have a personal tour with her. She tailored our walk to concentrate on the places we hadn't visited the previous day, and pointed out some things we had overlooked. As others have noted, she...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Palmer is a passionate guide to a complex city. She celebrates its layered history with rich detail and great enthusiasm. She was eager to know what I was interested in so that she could tailor our stops. Her theater background ensures a clear and animated...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MaryHall S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful walking tour that covered a lot of ground and gave us a lot of insight to Charleston history!!! Would highly recommend!

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Kristen C
16 June 2018|
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Response from P S | Property representative |
Hi Kristen! The tour is stroller friendly. There are a few uneven sidewalks, at least one cobblestone street, and a few stairs to contend with, but we’ve had many guests with strollers take the tour without issue and our... More
19 February 2018|
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Response from Palmer S | Property representative |
The most any guide in Charleston can take on a walking tour is 20 people. How many are in your group will vary by season, time of the week, and time of year. There are a lot of factors that can affect how much we cover in... More
26 April 2017|
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Response from P S | Property representative |
Thanks for the question! We offer a two hour walking tour that explores the French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods of downtown Charleston. Over those two hours we discuss Charleston's nearly 350 year history, with... More