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Charleston in a Nutshell

#19 of 210 Tours in Charleston
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Address: 375 Meeting St, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC 29403-6238
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+1 843-697-6140
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Charleston in a Nutshell is the ideal walking tour for sightseers who have...

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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We had just a small group of 4 and a beautiful day to walk around Charleston, with the sun shining brightly but the heat not too fierce, and by the end I felt I had learned a huge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just a small group of 4 and a beautiful day to walk around Charleston, with the sun shining brightly but the heat not too fierce, and by the end I felt I had learned a huge amount about Charleston, and indeed the South and the USA as a whole. I really enjoyed the scene setting at the beginning... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this through Groupon. Jeff is a great tour guide. We took the morning In a Nutshell tour. We loved it. Interesting history facts and the route took us to unique places in the city. Jeff provides lots of tips on other things to see in the city. Wish I could have stayed longer to take another of his tours.

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Clinton, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very small group tour with Jeff and it was very interesting. Jeff was engaging and knowledgeable. A lot of walking, but that should be expected.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful walking tour with our guide Jeff. A history buff myself, I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and Jeff's knowledge. He also answered all our questions and we had a lovely time.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jeff is very knowledgeable and interesting. He presents the history and current Charleston with an amazing 2 hr walking tour. If there is something you want to know about, like a watch tower that I never saw before, he is happy to take questions. Always something to learn here in this historic city.

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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out jmcquil! I'm sure glad we had nice weather for our stroll. It's a wonderful time of the year in Charleston. Thank you again and happy new year. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My girlfriend and I went on the Charleston in a Nutshell walking tour with Jeff Zimmerman. in December 2016. Jeff was very personable and very knowledgeable of Charleston. Though I have lived in the area for several years I learned so much about this beautiful city. Jeff provided a nice mix of city history, architectural background, and details of some... More 

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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this review

Hi Stuart. Thanks for taking time out to write a review. It was a great day to explore this unique American city. Hope to see and Meredith on another stroll. Happy holidays to you both! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Enjoyed a two hour tour with Jeff, he knows his history and very passionate about it. Interesting facts about our lovely city, took us down side roads that I had never been on and learned so much about some house down thee streets. I would highly recommend Jeff as a tour guide.

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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this review

Hello Barbara. Thank you so much for coming out and thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. I appreciate your interest in the place we call home - Charleston South Carolina. Best wishes for the holidays! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Went on a 2 hour walking tour with Jeff this morning and learned a lot about Charleston. You can tell Jeff has a love of history and a lot of enthusiasm giving these tours. We were a group of about 15 locals doing a tourist in our own town and we all learned more about the beautiful city we live... More 

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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this review

Hi Mary D. I believe you were the first to write a review, thank you so much! That was fun, I love showing off Charleston. I really enjoyed meeting you and the rest of the locals. Happy holidays! More 

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Jeff did an outstanding job on our morning tour of Charleston's. He's been doing this for 20 years and it's evident by his passion and knowledge. I highly recommend a tour

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FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this review

Hi David. So glad you enjoyed my walking tour and thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. Y'all come back now, you hear! More 

Bellmore, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our two hour walking tour with Jeff. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and he brings this to life by his engaging personality. We learned so very much about the history, architecture, folk lore and plant life of this beautiful city. The tour was so enlightening that we plan to retrace some of our... More 

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