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Tommy Dew's Walking History Tour

#41 of 212 Tours in Charleston
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
Phone Number: +1 843-853-8687

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Great Walking Tour

Totally enjoyed the Tommy dew's Walking tour. It is a History Tour and that is what we wanted. He makes it very easy to follow and really gives the historic tour, not just who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Roswell, Georgia

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Roswell, Georgia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally enjoyed the Tommy dew's Walking tour. It is a History Tour and that is what we wanted. He makes it very easy to follow and really gives the historic tour, not just who lived where. Goes back to the beginning and how and why it evolved like it did. We went on a Sunday at 11 and at least... More 

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New England
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93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this tour based on recommendation of concierge. So glad we went with Tommy Dew. Tommy was a most hospitable and informative guide. He gave a great tour and, more importantly, a history and sociology lesson from a Southern perspective...something quite lacking in textbooks of northern schools, but no less important. The two hours flew by. Thank you Tommy!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With all the available tours of Charleston available "free," walking, carriage, house tours, ghosts... we chose Tommy Dew. A native of Richmond and 16 year Charleston transplant, Tommy's tour is purely from the southern perspective. He walks you through the city explaining the historic sites with a huge dose of History. Did you know that Charleston was bombarded with cannon... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Tommy's tour was so interesting and engaging we signed on for a second day. Tommy brings history alive and left us wanting to read more about the Revolution and the Civil Wars. Tommy was excellent in providing additional perspective to what we've read in history books. Tommy is a warm, funny, bright guide that gave us a wonderful introduction to... More 

Thank Amanda T
Charleston, South Carolina
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Tommy was the guy everyone recommended so we scheduled as soon as we could which happened to be our second full day; we wish we had done it the first, but we were so glad we did it early in the trip. You learn so much and Tommy is super entertaining! Great, great day!

1 Thank Laura W
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our family of four adults have returned to our respective homes in New York and California but we can't stop talking about how much we learned about the South from Tommy Dew. From the start, Tommy engaged us with his knowledge of Charleston history, covering any topic that might interest a visitor: culture, foods, politics, architecture, and more. There just... More 

1 Thank Linda L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Reservations were easily arranged. Instructions were clear for meeting. Tommy was very personable and welcoming to Charleston. He shared a variety of interesting history and encouraged questions which he fielded with ease. Our group of eleven seemed engaged for the full 2 hours. I heartily recommend this tour!

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Edwards, Il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Tommy was very informative, fun, easy with questions and gave us a real look at the history Charleston. We learned about everything from the roots of different accents, that Charleston used to be a walled city with a moat and the changes landscape of the city.

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Dayton, Ohio
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Mr. Dews did a fantastic job of giving us Charleston's history in a very thought provoking way! We all learned so much about the early history of Charleston! My friends and I took the tour, but I feel this would be an excellent tour for teenagers and tweens! If you are going during the summer or when the weather is... More 

1 Thank Julie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My fiancé and I were originally going to do a carriage tour of Charleston, but after a strong recommendation from our concierge, we opted to do a walking tour with Tommy Dew. Tommy’s tour was great, but Tommy, the man, was even better. Let’s start with the tour. Despite the hot weather, we never felt like things dragged on. Tommy... More 

1 Thank John L

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