This two hour walking tour provides sightseers a personal touring experience that captures the essentials of Charleston from local historian Jeff Zimmerman. Through Jeff's unique narrative, you will learn about and discover the many aspects of the city that time forgot. Starting at scenic Waterfront Park, Jeff will give a opening narrative that retrace Charleston's wondrous history from the city's founding in 1670, to the present day. After the introduction, Jeff will lead you into the oldest surviving section of the city where you will get closer to our most beloved landmarks and explore less touristy nooks and alleyways that are off limits to carriage and bus tours. Photo enthusiasts will enjoy the numerous opportunities for breathtaking images of stately architecture, lush gardens, and splendid ornamental iron work. The natural world is also a big part of Jeff's narrative. Depending on the season, Charleston's botanical world is an ever changing kaleidoscope of color. Through the lens of a local, you will also learn about the city's unique culture and the many ethnic groups that have contributed to make Charleston the distinct great city it is today.
I would describe myself as being a certified history nut. My forefather Johann Christian Zimmerman left the province of Nassau-Dillenburg Germany and arrived in Carolina in 1758. As an eight generation Carolinian, it is my passion to present the unique story of this historic city to visitors from around the world. I have been a licensed tour guide for the city since 1997. I studied American History at Lord Fairfax College, architecture at the college of Charleston, and hold a Bachelor Science from Charleston University.
Tour starts at Waterfront Park. The park provides unobstructed views of the U.S.S. Yorktown, the Ravenel Bridge, and Fort Sumter. Next, we visit iconic Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in America. Here, you will also see a portion of brick from the wall that once enclosed the city. We then visit the city's oldest surviving section including Ryan's Slave Mart and the Dock Street Theater in historic French Quarter.
最多10人參加，年齡須滿8歲。家長可攜帶2歲以下兒童參加。 Guests should be comfortable with uneven sidewalks.
Tour size is very limited. To better get your desired tour date I recommend booking early. We generally go rain or shine, but we do not tour during severe weather.
History Tour with local Jeff Zimmerman