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Ed Grimball's Walking Tour of Historic Charleston

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Address: Pineapple Fountain - Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29412
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Ed Grimball is a 12th generation Charlestonian whose family settled on...

Ed Grimball is a 12th generation Charlestonian whose family settled on Edisto Island in 1682 and has been here ever since. Ed opened his walking tour business in 1996 and would consider it a privilege to personally show you his city.Your tour will explore the cracks and crevices of old, beautiful Charleston, touching on many subjects such as the Civil War, the Great Earthquake, the Preservation Movement, and our magnificent architecture. Must sees on your tour include the Four Corners of Law, the Battery, and Rainbow Row.

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What a tour!

Ed was extremely courteous and personable. His tour was a treat and his love for Charleston was contagious.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ed was extremely courteous and personable. His tour was a treat and his love for Charleston was contagious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were here in November 2016. I had this fountain on my DO NOT MISS list. First of all it sits in a lovely, walkable waterfront park. There are plenty of benches where one can sit and recharge the soul. There is also a great pier, and they don't charge you to walk out on it. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed Ed's tour on our girls trip. Ed was a a wonderful guide, he made us feel welcome, shared his love of Charleston and some interesting history along the way. He accommodated our walking speed, and made sure we were comfortable. He was extremely pleasant, led a conversational style tour and was more then happy to get side tracked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were surprised that Ed came from 50 miles away and we were his only guests this day. Great for us because we had him all to ourselves. He has spent a lifetime in Charleston and you can see that as he greets people along the street. We learned many things about the history of Charleston and it architecture. Things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Ed is a born thru & thru Charlestonian. Full of knowledge. No one else booked on his Tour that day but unlike some 'companies', he did not cancel so we had our own 'private' tour! Great city. Ed is an extremely warm and genuine man. Recommend 100%.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

My family and I truly enjoyed Ed's walking tour. Ed is engaging, friendly and extremely helpful (we had to call before the tour to get directed to parking... he was so patient with us!). It is 3 hours, but time really flew. Ed truly loves his city and is very knows so very much about her! He is meticulous about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We were treated to a private walking tour with Ed. For 3 hours we walked and had a glorious conversation with Ed about his beloved Charleston. If we say something that interested us we asked and he answered. His stories were cute and his explanations excellent, especially for the Earthquake bolts. This is not a scripted tour and covered more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

There are a number of walking tours of the beautiful historic district of Charleston. From my perspective, Ed's is the best. This is not a pre-scripted lecture to a group of tourists. It is more like strolling through the heart of Charleston with a native son while listening not only to its history and descriptions of its buildings but down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Ed was a soft spoken, knowledgable Charlestonian filled with delightful tales regarding the history of the Lowcountry. Midway our 3 hour tour, we had a short break from the heat inside the Mills House Hotel. He welcomed all questions & has the perfect personality to guide guests through the city's history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Ed gives a good tour, but it seems to focus mostly on the architecture which is not really my thing. I prefer the history and stories of the people. There are a lot of other better story tellers who give tours such as Tommy Dew and Ed Macy. However, Ed is a super nice guy and he does give a... More 

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