The Grand Tour with a Grand Lady


The best way to see Historic Charleston is on foot and to forget you have a car.   There is so much to see in one seemingly simple vista that the attentive visitor will not want to miss a single shingle, or bloom, or column, or steeple, or any of the other myriad elements that make Charleston and her gardens a must- stop on any travelers itinerary. Marianne Wichmann is the grand dame of Charleston walking tours, and those who experience her deep knowledge and charm leave the Holy City feeling as if re-connected with an old family member or a cherished friend.

Marianne Wichmann’s walking tour at 9:30 A.M. ends at 11:30 with tea in  her little garden South of Broad.  With her English accent, elegant demeanor, and dramatic presentations of Charleston’s history, she has a devoted following,  many of whom return year after year and with friends in tow, hoping this living treasure of Charleston will live forever.  Your dainty morsel accompanying the tea she serves at tour’s end hits the spot, adding a refreshing end to your two hour walking tour.

The Charleston Tea Party Walking Tour takes you to the heart of the Old Walled City of Charles Towne, the first English colony South of Virginia. This tour occurs only once a day and begins promptly at 9:30 a.m., at 198 King Street, The Kings Courtyard Inn, which is just a short walk from where the tour ends two hours later at Marianne’s Charleston Single House, South of Broad.

Price of the tour is $25 per person. 

Please call and leave a message for a reservation for groups of 2 or more. Limited space available: 843-722-1779

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