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“walking tour of historic Charleston SC”

Charleston in a Nutshell
Ranked #17 of 236 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. I also offer group and private tours upon request.
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Jeff of Charleston in a Nutshell gave us a fantastic walking tour! He is so knowledgeable and passionate about Charleston, the history and the architecture! We have been to Charleston many times but we learned a lot from Jeff. He can adapt a tour to your specific interests. You can't get closer to history than walking in front of the homes or going into the church with Jeff telling you the history. We enjoyed every minute. The walking is well paced and the time flew by! I highly recommend this especially to those who think they have been to Charleston too often to try it!

Thank PassLamb
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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you again for your business!

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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!

Thank Kristin A
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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

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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,

Thank cleats126
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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.

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