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“Jeff is the real deal!”

Charleston in a Nutshell
Ranked #22 of 233 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.
Reviewed 25 January 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 29 January 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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Reviewed 25 May 2012

We took Jeff's walking tour and we learned a great deal of history. Jeff knows his history with
added interesting details. He is knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. It was more difficult
keeping with his information on Charleston's start of the civil war than his walking pace. He is
an excellant teacher. You should go. We will go again and choose one of Jeff's tours.

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Reviewed 22 March 2012

I had my Aunt and Uncle in town for the day today and was going to show them around Charleston myself since I've lived here for 16yrs and know a good bit about the history already. But, I didn't want to disappoint them so I googled Charleston history in a nutshell expecting to find something that I could print out and use as a reference. Yet to my surprise it led me to Jeff Zimmerman and his walking tour. I called him and set up a tour for 1pm half expecting there to be 10 or 15 other people in our group, but there wasn't. It was just him and us on our own little private tour for almost 2hrs meandering throughout the beautiful streets of charleston mostly south of Broad St. Jeff was very informative and insightful, especially when it came to architecture and botany. I highly recommend Jeff and one of his tours.

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Reviewed 11 February 2012

Very nice tour of city. Only question accuracy after stating the person who designed a house also design the white house and loved oval shaped rooms that is why there is an oval office. That is bad history. Makes you wonder about rest. But very pleasant and fun.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile
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