High Society: Combo Walking Tour & Gibbes Museum

4 Reviews | Charleston, USA

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I am the only licensed tour guide in Charleston that is also a docent at the Gibbes Museum of Art. Charleston may not have been the largest city in the colonies, but it certainly was the richest. Art is what made Charleston. This tour connects the stories around the city throughout the Historic District, covering all the iconic landmarks you need to see, followed by a private guided tour of a wonderful museum that showcases the foremost collection of American art that incorporates the story of Charleston.

You will be pleasantly surprised at how charming the Gibbes is!



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Average 4.75 out of 5 stars based on 4 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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bambobob, Jan 2021 Verified
My wife and I took this tour in 1/15/21. We were surprised to learn that we were the only ones to have booked the tour. To Jill’s credit, she did not cancel or reschedule the tour as other tour companies do. Also, rain was forecast and could have been a problem. We grabbed our raincoats and umbrellas and carried on. We did get rain, but not enough to make us stop. My wife and I grew up in the Charleston area, but moved away over 40 years ago. Jill was able to work with this and tailor the tour to our level of knowledge about the area. She taught a great deal about how the elite class of Charleston’s first 200 years lived their lives. She also specialized in gardens and plants. My wife loved that part of the tour. I was much more interested in buildings and wrought iron works. She did a great job with those as well. Everything was interesting. Jill presented Charleston in a way that we had not experienced before. The Gibbes Art Gallery part of the tour came at the end. We had not been there in 50+ years, so we didn’t know what to expect. Jill gave us a 10 to 15 minute introduction and then let us explore. Charleston history from the first days of settlement to the present came in many different formats. I particularly enjoyed the paintings depicting the terror and resulting unity of the church shooting several years ago. The tour may be long for some. We walked just over 3 miles. However, the pace was always at a good rate. Although, I am recuperating from spraining both my knee and ankle, I was able to keep up and enjoy the walk. Thanks Jill for an enjoyable and educating afternoon.
Getaway603120, Mar 2020 Verified
Jill is a delightful and knowledgeable guide. We chose her based on the reviews and are happy we did. Any tour with her would be interesting and fun. She is very relaxed as well as capable and makes adaptations to fit the group. The galleries we visited were delightful and truly eclectic and were ones we would not have found on our own. Charleston’s’ beautiful homes and gardens can only be enjoyed on foot, so put on your walking shoes and book a fun and fascinating tour with Jill. Highly recommended!
Elizabeth D, Jan 2020 Verified
This was the absolute best tour I have ever been on ! Jill was absolutely fantastic - as a matter of fact we have planned a return trip to Charleston just to attend another one of the many special tours she offers. You will not be disappointed if you book an adventure with her - fantastic !!
Duane L, Oct 2019 Verified

High Society of Charleston- Jill was very knowledgeable and charismatic. I enjoyed her stories and learned a lot. I felt the tour was overpriced for what we saw.

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