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Ed Grimball's Walking Tour of Historic Charleston

Pineapple Fountain - Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 843-762-0056
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The Most Interesting Man in Charleston

When we started our walking tour with Ed Gimball, he mentioned that Charlestonians love to tell a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
Experience Charleston through a local view

Our tour guide, Ed Grimball, says I am the first person he has met from New Mexico. (And yes, he... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Janet H
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Ed Grimball is a 12th generation Charlestonian whose family settled on Edisto Island in 1682 and has been here ever since. Ed opened his walking tour business in 1996 and would consider it a privilege to personally show you his city.Your tour will explore the cracks and crevices of old, beautiful Charleston, touching on many subjects such as the Civil War, the Great Earthquake, the Preservation Movement, and our magnificent architecture. Must sees on your tour include the Four Corners of Law, the Battery, and Rainbow Row.
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Pineapple Fountain - Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29412
James Island
+1 843-762-0056

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we started our walking tour with Ed Gimball, he mentioned that Charlestonians love to tell a good story, and they won’t shy away from embellishing some of the facts to keep you entertained. Worry not, this review is not w. We were recently fortunate...More

Thank barrosenthal
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Our tour guide, Ed Grimball, says I am the first person he has met from New Mexico. (And yes, he knows it is one of the 50 states). He wants y'all to come visit! He epitomizes the Charleston way: southern gentleman, slow of speech and...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Ed was so thoughtful and courteous...very knowledgable. A great way to start our trip. It really does take the 3 hours so careful not to plan too much into your day.

Thank macang1
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Ed Grimball's 3-hr walking tour of Charleston was the highlight of our trip. He is an extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and proud multigenerational Charlestonian. You will learn so much and the time goes by quickly. He was very friendly and engaging. It is clear to see...More

Thank smartalick
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Ed was extremely courteous and personable. His tour was a treat and his love for Charleston was contagious.

Thank tasinthomas
Reviewed 23 December 2016

My husband and I were here in November 2016. I had this fountain on my DO NOT MISS list. First of all it sits in a lovely, walkable waterfront park. There are plenty of benches where one can sit and recharge the soul. There is...More

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed Ed's tour on our girls trip. Ed was a a wonderful guide, he made us feel welcome, shared his love of Charleston and some interesting history along the way. He accommodated our walking speed, and made sure we were comfortable. He was extremely...More

Thank Janessa M
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were surprised that Ed came from 50 miles away and we were his only guests this day. Great for us because we had him all to ourselves. He has spent a lifetime in Charleston and you can see that as he greets people along...More

Thank CANUCKToronto_Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Ed is a born thru & thru Charlestonian. Full of knowledge. No one else booked on his Tour that day but unlike some 'companies', he did not cancel so we had our own 'private' tour! Great city. Ed is an extremely warm and genuine man....More

1  Thank juventino4903
Reviewed 21 May 2016

My family and I truly enjoyed Ed's walking tour. Ed is engaging, friendly and extremely helpful (we had to call before the tour to get directed to parking... he was so patient with us!). It is 3 hours, but time really flew. Ed truly loves...More

Thank Kellie D
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