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Historic Family Tours

78 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401-2220
+1 843-532-5392
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We visited Charleston in December with a few friends. As we have done twice before we booked a tour... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Skybolt22
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Memorable...brings Charleston's rich history alive!

On our first visit to Charleston we were fortunate to have Neal as our guide. We enjoyed it so... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
axdg97
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Sarasota, Florida
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My website is currently under modification. Exploring Charleston is a fascinating adventure, and it would be my pleasure to guide you through the streets, uncover hidden alleyways, and explore some of the city's oldest sites. I am a graduate of the College of Charleston's History Department, and currently completing a Master’s Degree through Clemson University. While completing my Master’s Degree, I have done presentations and lectures on: Robert E. Lee in the Lowcountry, Story Telling History of Charleston, Colonial Charleston’s impact on The Civil War, and African American Relationships Pre and Post Bellum. For a short period of time, I was an American History Teacher in North Carolina. I have been leading tours around Charleston for nearly a decade. My passion for history stems from the fact that my family has resided in South Carolina, for nearly three hundred years. At the end of the day, the majestic architecture, culinary cuisine, and history of this unique city, at its roots, is the story of its people. Must call or email ahead, for reservations.
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15 Feb 2017
“Wonderful Tour”
30 Dec 2016
“Memorable...brings Charleston's rich history alive!”
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78 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401-2220
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We visited Charleston in December with a few friends. As we have done twice before we booked a tour with Neal. His knowledge of Charleston and South Carolina in general is amazing. Along with all the historical facts and figures Neal is a great story...More

nkcook386, Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent tour. I always enjoy seeing you and your wife, and all the new friends that you bring to take the tour. Of course, talking Clemson, is fun to do as well. It...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016

On our first visit to Charleston we were fortunate to have Neal as our guide. We enjoyed it so much we've booked him for two subsequent visits and referred him to friends. Neal is personable and extremely knowledgeable. This is not a "canned" tour with...More

nkcook386, Owner at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

Scott, First and foremost, I want to thank you for writing such a nice review about your time on my tour. It has truly been my pleasure, to get to know you and your friends over the last couple of years. I can't express how...More

Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We did this tour with Neal recently. He is a wealth of knowledge about the city and characters in the city. He will cater the tour to your interests such as the civil war or architecture. We had a great time and thought he was...More

nkcook386, Owner at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Thank you for your kind words about your recent tour with me. I enjoyed getting to meet your family, and glad that my tour helped to enhance your experience. Charleston is such a beautiful city with a unique history. It is always rewarding for me,...More

Reviewed 23 October 2013

Neal Cook presented historic Charleston in a way that brings a true appreciation and understanding of the city’s past and present to a visitor. Eager to share his passion for history and to answer any and all questions, Neal has a deep and broad knowledge...More

nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words about my tour. I do truly love doing tours, but even more I enjoy being able to help you understand the diverse history of Charleston. Once again, it was a wonderful experience getting to know your family...More

Reviewed 17 October 2013

We were fortunate enough to book a tour with Neal Cook through our stay at Elliott House Inn. He took us down streets and alleys not far from Queen St. all the way to the battery. We saw Charleston history & Civil War moments through...More

nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2013

Mary, Thank you so much for your kind words about my tour. I truly enjoyed getting to do a tour for you and the rest of all the wonderful ladies in your group. Not only was it a pleasure to give y'all a tour for...More

Reviewed 31 December 2012

I took this tour with some out of state friends that were visiting and wanted to learn more about Charleston. You think you know a lot about Charleston just growing up here, but you have no idea. Neal did an outstanding job and surpassed all...More

nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your tour. The greatest compliment to me is to have a local take the tour, and truly enjoy the information he or she learns about their city. My goal is to teach...More

Reviewed 30 December 2012

I have been on my fair share of tours in Charleston, and this one is hands down above the rest! Our guide Neal was the most knowledgable guide we have ever encountered. There was no question he couldn't answer as he has enthrawed his life...More

nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out a response. There are a lot of tours in Charleston, and I'm glad to see that I was able to help you learn more about Charleston. I have been fortunate enough to do research...More

Reviewed 16 December 2012

After going on many historic tours of Charleston, this one is the most informative, interesting and fun tours! Neal is great at customizing tours for the group and is so very knowledgeable about the history of the area. He knew the answer to any question...More

nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2013

Rachel, Thank you so much for writing a review about your tour with me. I had a blast doing the tour for you and your friends. Hopefully, I will see y'all soon for another tour.

Reviewed 13 December 2012

Neal answered all our questions and took us to areas of Charleston that were authenic. His knowledge of Charleston is rewarding. I highly recommend this tour company.

nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your tour experience. I truly enjoy doing the tours and appreciate all the positive feedback. I look forward to seeing you again in the future for more tours.

Reviewed 11 December 2012

This was an excellent tour. Exciting, informative and fun! Great tour guide as well!! I would recommend this tour to others who are visiting Charleston!

nkcook386, General Manager at Historic Family Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2013

I'm truly glad that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to hearing from you again next time you visit Charleston.

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DaOnda P
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Response from nkcook386 | Property representative
The tours are about two hours long. To do a tour, you must confirm ahead of time. Look forward to hearing from y'all soon.
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