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Charleston in a Nutshell

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Address: 375 Meeting St, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC 29403-6238
Phone Number: +1 843-697-6140
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Charleston in a Nutshell is the ideal walking tour for sightseers who have...

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.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our two hour walking tour with Jeff. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and he brings this to life by his engaging personality. We... read more

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Bellmore, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our two hour walking tour with Jeff. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and he brings this to life by his engaging personality. We learned so very much about the history, architecture, folk lore and plant life of this beautiful city. The tour was so enlightening that we plan to retrace some of our... More 

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Watertown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very short time in Charleston (one day) so wanted to pack in as much as possible: Jeff's walking tour was just the ticket. His warm manner drew us in and as he took us back to the 1600's when Charleston's story began, we felt a sense of the history and magic of this land. His knowledge of... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I booked this tour online through Charleston in a Nutshell's website (they offer an online booking discount). We have always been a bit skeptical towards organized tours but decided to go for this one partly because we didn't know much about Charleston and partly because the tour added structure to our first day in town. We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a couple of days to explore Charleston, so a two hour tour was a great way to see lots of the city high points. We recommend a walking tour to get introduced to this beautiful city and HIGHLY recommend a tour with Jeff! He provided lots of interesting historical details and insights. Along with covering the main... More 

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jeff is a wonderful tour guide. He has extensive knowledge of history, architecture, even the trees we passed. He also has a great voice, so he's easy to hear and pleasant to listen to! He planned a good overview tour, and even had a midway point where people could use the bathroom or get a drink of water. We thoroughly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled to Charleston with another couple for a long weekend. On Sunday morning we took Jeff 's(Charleston in a Nutshell) morning tour and it was amazing. Jeff was incredibly knowledgable and very engaging. Sometimes tour guides can speak in monotones and make the tour very boring. This was not the case with Jeff. Our friends and... More 

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Millersburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If this is your first trip to Charleston this is the first thing you should do. It was informative and a delightful way to spend a couple hours and it enabled us to make much better use of our time for the rest of the trip. 5 stars!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I enjoyed Jeff's comments about the city. He took us around to places we had not walked to and highlighted interesting and significant historical facts to make the two hour tour go by quickly. I especially liked going into the churches that were on the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 enjoyable hours with Our tour guide Jeff today. He was very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting. I would highly recommend him!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

So pleased with this tour! Tour guide was very informative, knowledgable, and a great story teller. Was perfect for both adults and kids.

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