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Charleston Tea Party Tours

194 Tradd St, Charleston, SC 29401-1817
+1 843-577-5896
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Group of nine were totally delighted!!!!

We were treated to the amazing tour that Laura and June hosted. It is hard to describe how amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim M
via mobile
A tour to end our Charleston experience

We booked Laura's tea tour for the morning of the day we were leaving Charleston on May 1, 2017... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Youngstown, New York
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Many thanks to all my guests who have launched me onto Trip Advisor. My tour is Monday through Friday starting at 9 am with breakfast on the Battery, going through the gates and front doors and into my friends' historic Charleston houses and gardens. You are invited in for a refreshing and hospitable tea party at my home overlooking the Ashley River at noon at the end of the morning tour. The goal is to be faithful to the Southern history and to give you the passion of a Charlestonian as you are treated like a guest, not a tourist.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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194 Tradd St, Charleston, SC 29401-1817
+1 843-577-5896

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were treated to the amazing tour that Laura and June hosted. It is hard to describe how amazing this tour is because we had access to homes that other tours cannot get into and are truly amazing. The private gardens are beautiful and again...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We booked Laura's tea tour for the morning of the day we were leaving Charleston on May 1, 2017. Me and my five girlfriends had the weekend to see and do as much as possible. Laura's tour was a perfect ending to a beautiful weekend....More

1  Thank loumdir
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Last week I was fortunate to be a part of a private tour with Laura and 5 friends. I've been to Charleston several times but it was wonderful seeing a part of Charleston that I've never seen before, led by a charming Charlestonian. Laura is...More

3  Thank MosleyL
Reviewed 30 March 2017

June McKnight's Tea Party Tour was AMAZING. We took the van tour, and visited several LOVELY homes jam packed with so much history and lovely furnishings. Then we drove over to Calhoun Park where we learned little-known facts about the beginning of the Civil War...More

3  Thank Lorinfur
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We revisited one of our favorite places for an anniversary trip. I've always adored Charleston and had taken a tour with Laura's mother some years back followed by tea in her lovely garden. My husband and I took a tour with June who is also...More

2  Thank gmaestri
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Charleston Tea Party tour was a highlight of our visit to Charleston. Our tour, just before Christmas, was small - only 3 couples. June, our guide, gathered the group and we started at Laura's home to learn more about the history and culture of...More

3  Thank mrpeanut3
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Spent a great day last weekend with a very knowledgeable tour guide, Laura Hipp. We met at her home on Tradd Street where she served an excellent lunch of Okra Soup and finished with wonderful Apple Tarts and tea. As we started out in her...More

1  Thank Laura W
Reviewed 3 June 2016

June picked us up at our rental and took us on a wonderful tour of Charleston tailored specifically to the interests of 4 ladies of a certain age. June is extremely knowledgeable about the city and gave us much background that was interesting, informative, and...More

2  Thank Pixie512
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I led a small tour group (14) from Virginia to visit Charleston, SC. Based on Trip Review ratings, I decided to add a Charleston Tea Party Tour to our agenda, and it turned out to be the highlight of our four-day trip. Laura was a...More

2  Thank JWStravels
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Laura is a wonderful hostess, the hospitality she showed my daughter and I, was wonderful, we felt like we've known her for years. Her knowledge of Charleston history made you feel like you went back in time. Our best tour in Charleston.

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6 July 2015|
Response from Laura H |
The tour is from 9 am starting with breakfast overlooking the harbor from inside a 19th century "mansion", to 1:30 or 2, which includes time for the luncheon-tea in the private home of either Laura of Sarah. It is one... More