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Let a fourth-generation Charlestonian introduce you to one of the most charming cities in the country. Explore quiet alleys as well as busy streets with someone who has written six books on Charleston and writes regularly about it for local...more
79 Cumberland St, Charleston, SC 29401-3112
French Quarter
+1 843-556-4753
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Had a private tour for 2 with Mary Coy in Charleston. She has an incredibly vast knowledge of the area as a 5th Generation Charlestonian/Published Author. She was very friendly and easily relatable. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I contacted Mary a few weeks prior to setup a private tour for two. She was easy to deal with on the phone and punctual when we finally met at the City Market. I really enjoyed all the details about the city that were pointed...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Mary Coy was the most resourceful, interesting guide who also is very accommodating: she generously changed our tour time to the next day when rain threatened to interfere with the walk.. She is a fifth generation Charlestonian who knows the history of the city, as...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I visited Charleston last week for the first time. We had heard great things about the city and all there is to do. We thought the best way to see what Charleston has to offer would be on a tour. Mary Coy...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

My mom and I took Mary's "Charleston 101" tour during a weekend visit to Charleston and it was one of the highlights of our stay. Mary's tour is the opposite of the "cattle call" type feeling you can get when doing a tour. When we...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Susan K
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The Charleston 101 tour is the most professional history tour we have taken. Mary Coy has a unique perspective because she was raised in Charleston. She does not just follow a script like some "history tours". We have been on several history tours in Charleston...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

I would highly recommend taking the Charleston 101 tour with Mary Coy. She is very knowledgable and made the tour very interesting. The pace is laid back and not rushed and I feel like I learned a lot about the wonderful history of Charleston. Mary...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Janie J
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We don’t normally take guided tours and try to discover cities on our own for the most part. But this time, we made an exception, partly because I had read great things about this specific tour. It is led by Mary Coy, a fourth generation...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Stijn-traveler
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Mary is a life-long Charlestonian and has fascinating stories from family members that I doubt you would get on many of the other tours. We took a private tour because of my elderly mother, and it was worth every penny. Perfect introduction to Charleston.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank scopejock
Reviewed 9 November 2014

We took the Charleston 101 walking tour with Mary Coy on our second day upon arrival. It gave us an entirely different perspective on the city, it's heritage, and it's transformation. In addition to the "tourist" information, Mary shared numerous facts and lore about the...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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