I have many years of experience bringing the sights and sounds of Charleston to visitors and newcomers. My tours have been featured in Fodor's Travel Guide and Diversion Magazine. I am also the author of five popular guide books about the area's culture, architecture and history.
In addition to being a licensed tour guide, I am a guest speaker at special programs at the College of Charleston and a former docent at local historic sites. Before pursuing my current avocation as a tour professional, I was a classroom teacher, and I hold a Master's Degree in Education (from the College of Charleston, of course). Let me introduce you to the city where I've lived my entire life and that has been home to my family for over 160 years.
A Recent Review of this guide
We thoroughly enjoyed our Charleston 101 tour with Mary Coy. Mary is extremely knowledgeable, well-spoken and friendly. The fact that Mary is from Charleston, as are her relatives, was especially helpful as she had much local knowledge as well as being able to include stories told to her by family members. We plan on visiting Charleston again in the near future and will definitely book another tour with Mary. We were so impressed with her that we have ordered some of her books on Charleston.
Licensed by the city of Charleston as a registered tour guide. Freelance writer for travel books and local publications.