Douglas ZemkeUnited States
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!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I certainly enjoyed the morning with you! It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston, and I hope to see you on one of your return visits. And it is a small world indeed!
Mark PendletonUnited States
Mary was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Charleston. We were first time visitors to Charleston and she made our visit much more enjoyable with her descriptions of Charleston's history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you enjoyed our morning together! And thanks for your kind words!
Chris MerkleyUnited States
Informed, organized, affable and capable. Everything we would want in a guide. We would definitely use her services and book with Tours By Locals again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure! And so nice to spend the morning with you all. Thanks for your kind words!
Diane MeisenheimerUnited States
Knowledgeable, engaging and fun for four hours in 94 degree weather! I would recommend Mary to anyone visiting Charleston and hope to hire her again for our next trip to this beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words! Yes, it was very hot, so since you enjoyed it, that makes your compliments doubly appreciated! Looking forward to seeing you all again!
Jennifer GordonUnited States
Mary was very knowledge and caring. She tailored the tour to our interests on the spot. We'd recommend her to anyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words! It was my pleasure to spend the morning with you.
Antonio MuinaUnited States
Exceptionally knowledgeable. Very pleasant. Brings along historical photographs that re-enforce historical issues. She does her homework! I would recommend her with no restrictions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure! I so enjoyed spending time with you both and look forward to seeing you again!
Sandi PowersUnited States
Mary was very knowledgeable and tailored our tour to our interests as well as to our physical needs. This was my first visit to Charleston and the first time to use Tours By Locals. I definitely will be a repeat customer!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston! Thanks for your kind words. Perhaps we will meet on your next visit!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: This is great to hear, Mary! We look forward to welcoming you back in your next trip.
We did a 4 hour city tour and the next day a plantation tour with Mary. Mary was excellent. My husband and I were with another couple and Mary was attentive, sensitive and responsive to all of our varied interests. She was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Charleston. Not only was Mary a wonderful guide, but she is a really lovely person. It felt as if we were touring with a friend. After our final tour ended, two members of our party commented that she was the best guide they had ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, but it was MY pleasure to meet you all and introduce you to my city! I thoroughly enjoyed our time together!
Steven CookAtlanta, GA, United States
My family and I have been Tours By Locals fans for many years, and Mary is one of the best guides that we have encountered. Knowledgeable, passionate, engaging, and personable. During a long weekend wedding celebration we hired Mary to guide 12 family member through Charleston, and we loved every minute of our tour. She has written many books on various aspects of Charleston history. You have my unconditional praise for her and highest recommendation that you enjoy a tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I sure enjoyed meeting you all - and so glad you enjoyed the tour!
Mary Ann SimpsonUnited States
Mary was fantastic! We totally enjoyed our tour and time with her! She is obviously very knowledgeable about Charleston and the area with all its rich history, and we learned so much from her. We even bought some of her books. She was simply excellent!!! We would definitely take this type of tour (by locals) again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure!!! I am glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you on your next visit to Charleston!
George BenfordUnited States
Great tour, amazing information on the history and architecture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston! Thanks!
Cathi BrainUnited States
Mary was incredibly knowledgeable about Charleston history and architecture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston! I so enjoyed your group!