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“Charleston in a Nutshell” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Charleston in a Nutshell

Charleston in a Nutshell
Ranked #19 of 220 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.
Council Bluffs, Iowa
1 review
“Charleston in a Nutshell”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 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!

Visited December 2013
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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this review, 24 March 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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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
1 review
“Charleston in a Nutshell”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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.

Visited June 2013
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Portsmouth, VA
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“Immensely informed and interesting guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 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,

Visited June 2013
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Cleveland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Jeff Zimmerman is an excellent guide to historic Charleston, SC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 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.

Visited April 2013
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
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“Jeff is the real deal!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited January 2013
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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this review, 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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