In fact, that history often played a role in childhood games. . . from defending Fort Moultrie from the British and looking for pirate treasure to scaring ourselves silly with tales of the ghosts of Osceola and Edgar Allan Poe (Poe was stationed at Fort Moultrie). Today, I get to share that history with visitors to our fair city!
My husband, Eric (also a Tours by Locals guide), and I have been featured in a number of national media programs and articles. Eric and I spend hours researching in order to give the most accurate and entertaining tours. We are members of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
As a Fine Arts Major (College of Charleston) and professional performer, I have a background in theater and vocal performance, which serves me well as a tour guide. I've been very active in the local arts community since childhood, which led to my fascination with Charleston's arts history. In fact, I got to play a small part in some of that history. I was a member of the audience of the first Charleston production of Porgy and Bess (1970), and I was a performer and intern for the first Spoleto Festival USA (1977). Of course, Charleston's arts history began much earlier than that, and we'll cover it all on my Charleston Arts Tour.
As a parent, it always bothered me that there were no tours geared toward children. That's why I developed the Children's Treasure Hunt Tour. It gives me the opportunity to share some of Charleston's history with children during an interactive, hands-on activity that's fun for kids. . . and adults, too!
I often wear period apparel for the tours, but I'm always happy to dress in business casual!
Licensed Charleston Tour Guide