I am fortunate enough to have been giving tours of Charleston since 1996. It's nice to meet new people, day after day, and introduce them to the great city of Charleston.
Southern Living, October 2009
Where Magazine, Darius Rucker interview, Spring 2012
Q: "When out of town friends come to visit, where do you like to take them to show off the city?"
Darius: "...Every week that I'm home, there is a guy coming in to write. You know, Tommy Dew is a friend of mine and he's got a tour down in Charleston and I get 'em all to do that because his tour is so awesome. Every time they're in town and they've got a few hours, I tell them to take Tommy Dew's tour...no one's ever said it wasn't anything but great."
American Ways - in flight American Airlines magazine article about "Carolina on My Mind."
Wall Street Journal, Sara Clemence, May 11, 2012
"...Tommy Dew's historical circuits are among the most in-depth."
OpenTravel.Com, Tom Evans, May, 2012
"Best walking tour I have ever been on. Have taken it 3 times and would rank it as excellent every time. You haven't experienced Charleston without taking this tour."
HikeBikeTravel, Leigh McAdams - Travel Blog 04/16/2012
YTravelBlog.com, "5 Comments on What to Do in Charleston", Leigh, August 29, 2012
"I was in Charleston in April and would recommend a few more things – taking the 90 minute walking tour with Tommy Dew. We all enjoyed it immensely and learned a lot about the history."
One of the best walking tours that I have ever been on. Tommy has lived in the area for almost 40 years. He is very well versed in the history of the city and can talk about just about anything. He also puts the history in perspective in a way that a non native can understand. He framed the forces that brought about the plantation system. He explained the divergent evolution of the economies of the north and south and the asymmetric population growth that led to the south being marginalized and pushed to secede. I was blown away at how he synthesized these ideas and gave the group insight into what it was like to be buffeted around by these forces. He was also able to discuss other aspects of history and technology. Finally, Tommy is a charming man. I told my wife (to her dismay) that if I'm ever back in Charleston, I would be happy buying him a drink and listening more. We took two other tours during our stay and Tommy was in a class of his own. Not to be missed!