Touring Charleston, SC with Amelia Whaley, Licensed Guide
If you're looking to book a walking tour of Charleston, SC, contact licensed tour guide and artist, Amelia ("Mimi") Whaley, whose family arrived in Charles Town in the 1690's and later settled on Edisto Island as planters.
Mimi was born in Charleston and grew up on nearby Edisto Island, one of several sea islands settled by planters due to their close proximity to Charleston. In addition to the Whaleys, Seabrooks, Mikells and Baynards, Mimi is also a direct descendant of Paul Grimball, the recipient of an English land grant of over 1,000 acres on Edisto in 1683; he and his family were the first documented white settlers on Edisto. In Charleston and the Lowcountry, it’s common to hear, “Everyone around here is related; it’s just whether or not you claim each other…”
Mimi enjoys sharing the history of Charleston and the Lowcountry. She leads walking tours Wednesdays through Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., leaving from Washington Park in the heart of the old city. These walking tours last approximately 2 hours and end in the vicinity of the Charleston Market. Reservations are required. Call (843) 817-9246 or visit Mimi's Touring Charleston, SC webpage.
Private walking tours are available by appointment; these can be tailored to various interests such as, “The Charleston Renaissance”, “Exploring the Walled City of Charleston” and “The Historic Churches and Graveyards of the Walled City”.
Tour Tips: Bring a sun hat, your camera and if needed, an umbrella. Above all, wear comfortable shoes. Rain or shine, the tour goes on!