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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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It was great in a nutshell

Turned out no one else booked a tour so me and my partner got a little private tour. He took us on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Destiney R
via mobile
In a Nutshell? Perfect tour!

Jeff was witty, informative and well-organized.He was factual but entertaining and kept us moving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James D
Phoenix, Arizona
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
375 Meeting St, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC 29403-6238
+1 843-697-6140

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Turned out no one else booked a tour so me and my partner got a little private tour. He took us on a decent walk but with all his knowledge, pictures, and humor, the tour went by rather quickly than a regular 2 hour tour...More

Thank Destiney R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jeff was witty, informative and well-organized.He was factual but entertaining and kept us moving at a brisk but doable pace. We felt we received an exceptional overview of the city and its history thanks to his excellent guidance. Thank you, Jeff!

Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a good history tour I can highly recommend Charleston in a nutshell! It was incredibly informative and took us to areas in the city that we never normally would have found. I specifically looked for a more detailed history tour but...More

Thank racheltunnicliffe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling with another couple. We all enjoyed learning about this beautiful city. We took several tours and learned so much from each of them.

Thank jwkmasters
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jeff was a great tour guide. He showed us interesting landmarks in Charleston, while telling us about the history of the city, of the U.S. and of the old houses we walked by. Very interesting and a great way to be introduced to a city...More

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jeff is very knowledgeable and provided an excellent tour! We were able to walk through the beautiful historic district and learn about the history, current activities, and even local flora/fauna. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Charleston. Thanks, Jeff!

Thank rw1552
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a one person organization and the one is great. Jeff used a steady but not hurried pace to let us see the sites he described and cover a lot of ground in two hours. He answered questions about the topics he covered and...More

Thank Bert C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We saw and did a lot over a week in Charleston and Savannah and this was the best thing that we did. Jeff gave a great tour. He was very accommodating and allowed us to reschedule due to a very heavy rain that caused traffic...More

1  Thank Eric M
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Jeff seemed hurried in answering questions posed by tour members, walked so fast that several of the seniors couldn't keep up, talked before all tour members were in hearing range, and seemed to focus on items that were not that interesting. (We can only hear...More

Thank webtrainer123
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Charleston is such a fascinating and important city in our country's history, any visitor should take two hours of the morning to gain a better understanding of the USA. Jeff makes it very fun. Friends visiting from Minnesota said they would gladly have spent another...More

Thank David T
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Bianca N
How long is the tour
1 October 2016|
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Response from Ramon H | Reviewed this property |
It's been so long. Maybe less than two hours???
Times, prices
2 March 2015|
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Response from FSUMarley | Property representative |
Thank you Jennifer, you're hired ;)