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Charleston in a Nutshell

375 Meeting St, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC 29403-6238
+1 843-697-6140
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Civil War Tour

We thoroughly enjoyed the Civil War Tour we took today. Jeff was great! He was extremely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bradley A
via mobile
Excellent Tour; Jeff does it all!

We were so impressed with Jeff's knowledge and passion for this city. We went early on in our trip... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
375 Meeting St, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC 29403-6238
+1 843-697-6140

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the Civil War Tour we took today. Jeff was great! He was extremely knowledgeable, and we learned a lot. We will definitely take one of Jeff's other tours the next time we visit Charleston.

Thank Bradley A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so impressed with Jeff's knowledge and passion for this city. We went early on in our trip here, and were excited to learn all the history on this tour. We even stopped and got free water to keep us cool. We had debated...More

Thank Steven_Meg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best tours we were on in Charleston. This was our second tour w this company. It was a wonderful experience. We actually ended up getting a tour to ourselves. He is always very prompt, and even took us inside to cool off...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I traveled to Charleston last year and did a Tour by Foot. It was excellent. However, this year with four of my five children and my wife totaling six, I procrastinated, called too late, and couldn't make a reservation that fit our...More

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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Emailbrado. Thank you so much for taking time out to submit a review. It was great meeting you and your wife. Come back again and we can explore new places in this amazing city. To beat the heat, I recommend mid March to mid...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jeff knocks it out of the park with his in depth knowledge--from the history of Charleston to it's roots in the Civil War, to random facts about all of the architecture on the tour. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. I took a 10...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Jeff was very informative and a good tour guide. Answered questions and gave a good bit of information. I think it would've been more enjoyable, had it not been so hot. He even makes a stop so that you can visit a store to get...More

Thank dcandyrip
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My wife, her parents and I were visiting Charleston in May. It was their first visit and this was the perfect way to learn about the area and its rich history. Jeff did a masterful job of blending history with the current day. He made...More

Thank dennymo614
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Jeff was a fantastic guide. He has a vast knowledge of the Charleston area and provided details and stories that were very interesting. A great tour!

Thank rrissel
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I purchased a morning walking tour online, and due to transportation issues, thought I would have to forfeit the tour. Jeff called just a couple minutes prior to the tour - to see if I needed directions, etc. Hearing that I was going to have...More

Thank Gina7515
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Jeff's 2 hour walking tour started bang on time which was great as kept our plan in place for remainder of day. It was light hearted which enhanced the relax mood of everyone. Got loads of information on Charleston from centuries past to recent history....More

Thank Crazy2010
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Bianca N
1 October 2016|
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Response from Ramon H | Reviewed this property |
It's been so long. Maybe less than two hours???
2 March 2015|
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Response from FSUMarley | Property representative |
Thank you Jennifer, you're hired ;)