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, a freelance writer for local magazines, 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 170 years.
A Recent Review of this guide
Mary was great on our tour today! Our drive 'around town' with her and Alfred was fun and informative. I'm a photographer and was grateful for the patience given when I wanted to take pictures at different stops. I'd recommend to others and will ask for Mary again when we return to the area.
Licensed by the city of Charleston as a registered tour guide. Freelance writer for travel books and local publications.