The Most Authentic Walking Tours in Charleston, SC

Experience the Charm of Charleston in a two hour walking tour with genuine local flavor!

Experience the charm of Historic Charleston in a two hour walking tour with local guides. Join native Charlestonian sisters, Mary Helen Dantzler and Therese Smythe, whose family dates from 1793, as you stroll through downtown Charleston’s historic district along its most beautiful streets and scenic alleyways. These local ladies are widely recognized as one of the leading tour teams of Charleston. Share in their hometown knowledge of Charleston’s rich history from its wealthy colonial days to the turbulent times of the Civil War and its aftermath. See some of the most historic homes of South Carolina now beautifully preserved and restored to their former glory. Along the way you will be entertained with anecdotes of colorful local characters, tales of lesser known events in Charleston’s past, and stories of days gone by.

Each tour of Charleston includes:

  • Highlights of History
  • Personalities of the Past (and Present!)
  • Back Streets and Alleyways
  • Rainbow Row and The Battery
  • Architecture and Earthquake Bolts
  • Gardens and Wrought Iron Gates
  • Lowcountry Myths and Legends
Fibonacci Sequence Fencing

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Mary Helen and Therese

Meet your Guides to Charleston, The Two Sisters

Mary Helen Dantzler and Therese Smythe are 7th generation native Charlestonians whose family first arrived in the Lowcountry in 1793. They grew up in the historic downtown South of Broad area and know all the ins and outs of Charleston’s past, its turbulent history and its cultural preservation, but with an insider’s perspective. Both Mary Helen and Therese are happily retired attorneys who enjoy sharing their love of Charleston with visitors.

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