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Historic Family Tours

78 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401-2220
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Cannot Say Enough Good Here

We really like to do a walking tour of a city on the first day. It's usually the best way to get... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Kairho1
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Ocala, Florida
Wonderful Tour

We visited Charleston in December with a few friends. As we have done twice before we booked a tour... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Skybolt22
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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My website is currently under modification. Exploring Charleston is a fascinating adventure, and it would be my pleasure to guide you through the streets, uncover hidden alleyways, and explore many of the city's oldest sites. I have been a licensed...more
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

We really like to do a walking tour of a city on the first day. It's usually the best way to get the lay of the land plus a few hints and tips on what to do and see the rest of the time. And...More

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nkcook386, Owner at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

I just want to say thank you for taking the time to comment about our tour. I enjoy getting to meet y'all during the eclipse. I do truly appreciate the opportunity to share about the stories of Charleston. Charleston has so many unique characters and...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

We visited Charleston in December with a few friends. As we have done twice before we booked a tour with Neal. His knowledge of Charleston and South Carolina in general is amazing. Along with all the historical facts and figures Neal is a great story...More

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nkcook386, Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent tour. I always enjoy seeing you and your wife, and all the new friends that you bring to take the tour. Of course, talking Clemson, is fun to do as well. It...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

On our first visit to Charleston we were fortunate to have Neal as our guide. We enjoyed it so much we've booked him for two subsequent visits and referred him to friends. Neal is personable and extremely knowledgeable. This is not a "canned" tour with...More

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nkcook386, Owner at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2016

Scott, First and foremost, I want to thank you for writing such a nice review about your time on my tour. It has truly been my pleasure, to get to know you and your friends over the last couple of years. I can't express how...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We did this tour with Neal recently. He is a wealth of knowledge about the city and characters in the city. He will cater the tour to your interests such as the civil war or architecture. We had a great time and thought he was...More

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nkcook386, Owner at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2016

Thank you for your kind words about your recent tour with me. I enjoyed getting to meet your family, and glad that my tour helped to enhance your experience. Charleston is such a beautiful city with a unique history. It is always rewarding for me,...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Neal Cook presented historic Charleston in a way that brings a true appreciation and understanding of the city’s past and present to a visitor. Eager to share his passion for history and to answer any and all questions, Neal has a deep and broad knowledge...More

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nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words about my tour. I do truly love doing tours, but even more I enjoy being able to help you understand the diverse history of Charleston. Once again, it was a wonderful experience getting to know your family...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were fortunate enough to book a tour with Neal Cook through our stay at Elliott House Inn. He took us down streets and alleys not far from Queen St. all the way to the battery. We saw Charleston history & Civil War moments through...More

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nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2013

Mary, Thank you so much for your kind words about my tour. I truly enjoyed getting to do a tour for you and the rest of all the wonderful ladies in your group. Not only was it a pleasure to give y'all a tour for...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

I took this tour with some out of state friends that were visiting and wanted to learn more about Charleston. You think you know a lot about Charleston just growing up here, but you have no idea. Neal did an outstanding job and surpassed all...More

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nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your tour. The greatest compliment to me is to have a local take the tour, and truly enjoy the information he or she learns about their city. My goal is to teach...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

I have been on my fair share of tours in Charleston, and this one is hands down above the rest! Our guide Neal was the most knowledgable guide we have ever encountered. There was no question he couldn't answer as he has enthrawed his life...More

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nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out a response. There are a lot of tours in Charleston, and I'm glad to see that I was able to help you learn more about Charleston. I have been fortunate enough to do research...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

After going on many historic tours of Charleston, this one is the most informative, interesting and fun tours! Neal is great at customizing tours for the group and is so very knowledgeable about the history of the area. He knew the answer to any question...More

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nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2013

Rachel, Thank you so much for writing a review about your tour with me. I had a blast doing the tour for you and your friends. Hopefully, I will see y'all soon for another tour.

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Neal answered all our questions and took us to areas of Charleston that were authenic. His knowledge of Charleston is rewarding. I highly recommend this tour company.

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nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your tour experience. I truly enjoy doing the tours and appreciate all the positive feedback. I look forward to seeing you again in the future for more tours.

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DaOnda P
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The tours are about two hours long. To do a tour, you must confirm ahead of time. Look forward to hearing from y'all soon.
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