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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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Jeff was knowledgeable, interesting and very thorough. The experience was both worthwhile and an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Flanders, N.J.
Best way to start your visit to Charleston

This walking tour started at Waterfront Park and takes you on a trip through the history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron B
Keswick, United Kingdom
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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: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
375 Meeting St, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC 29403-6238
+1 843-697-6140

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Jeff was knowledgeable, interesting and very thorough. The experience was both worthwhile and an excellent value. I'd recommend this tour to anyone.

Thank bmeasley
Reviewed 1 week ago

This walking tour started at Waterfront Park and takes you on a trip through the history of Charleston. Our guide was very friendly and knew it all to say the least. He spoke clearly and loudly and took us on a 2 hour walk that...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned more about Charleston in two hours than I could have ever imagined. Jeff is extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Thank johngarofalo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our walking tour with Jeff. He was very interesting to listen to and knew all sorts of facts and details. It was hot the day we went, but Jeff provided us with a bottle of water and kept us in the shade as...More

Thank shellgilardi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bradley. Thank you for submitting a review. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your wife. I really appreciate students of history, and I could tell you both are true historians. Come back soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

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 6 September 2017 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 5 September 2017

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

Thank emailbrado
FSUMarley, Owner at Charleston in a Nutshell, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks 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 31 August 2017

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 2 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

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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 ;)