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
Mary knew the history of Charleston well from both being a life long resident and having continued her own personal research. She was courteous, well spoken and sensitive to fully answering questions. She was very good at establishing connections between her life experiences and ours including family connections to Ohio. Mary was a delightful guide who met our every expectation. A great day!!
Licensed by the city of Charleston as a registered tour guide. Freelance writer for travel books and local publications.