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Review of Swamp Fox Tours

Swamp Fox Tours
Ranked #3 of 17 Tours in Georgetown
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Owner description: Embark on an adventure aboard our blue and white tram and hear authentic history spanning almost 300 years. You will enjoy Southern hospitality at its best as we drive by early homes, public buildings and many other points of interest. The tour also includes a visit inside one of our oldest churches and a ghost story or two. Catch us on the blue and white tram - the oldest tour in town! Tickets are sold at our retail store, Bienvenue Home - 814 Front St.
Reviewed 27 March 2014

This tour came highly recommended by a friend that had taken it a few times before. However, the quality and placement of the speaker was absolutely horrible. We probably heard less than 20% of the narrative. We asked the guide to turn up the volume and he said it was at maximum.
The audible quality may have been better if the guide was not speaking so rapidly and holding the microphone too close to his mouth.
It was chilly and when we requested a blanket, as stated in the advertisement, he reluctantly supplied the blanket while stating we shouldn't need it. The tour we took was 3/27/14.

Thank JUDY E
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

A jeep pulled tram tour of the historic houses of Georgetown. Very interesting better than just driving around looking. Not expensive

1  Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

2nd trip to SC low-country & beach was out due to weather. Decided on Georgetown rather than Charleston, from Garden City area. Did a "walk/drive around" on cool afternoon 04/01/13 & enjoyed wonderful meal on harbor. Returned next a.m. for Swamp Fox tour. LOVED it! Interesting, educational, & comfortable. Due to inclement weather, did not return for another day as hoped for. Tour would be appropriate for older elementary up. Hint: grab a copy of a book about the "Swamp Fox" for kids to whet their interest for this lovely town before you go. Delightful hour with knowledgeable, invested guide.

Thank Hoosier T
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

My parents recommended that we visit Georgetown because they knew that I loved old houses and history. I fell in love with Georgetown. We visited on a Thursday and it was fairly quiet. We decided to get an overview with a tram tour and then go back and visit what we liked best. Great decision. The tour was an hour long and our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. I enjoyed learning about the history of the area which included many stories from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, rice industry, and why the ceilings of the porches are painted Carolina blue on the underside! We saw many beautiful houses and churches and went inside an AME church. The tour really set us up well for the rest of the afternoon as we explored the historic district on foot and strolled along the harbor walk.
If you are in the area, spend an afternoon in Georgetown and take the Swamp Fox tour. It's a lovely small town without the crowds of Charleston, but big on history and charm.

3  Thank lilhouseinthewoods
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

Our tour guide was amusing, but very knowledgable. The tram was comfortable but requires a step to get in and out. This old harbor city is a gem.

2  Thank Nancy K
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