Mary is amazing and knowledgable to all questions. A gem. Explains very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the compliment! It was a pleasure to meet you both!
Manuel CasianoUnited States
Mary was an outstanding tour guide. She took us thru the entire historic district, with expert commentary thruout. We've been on a number of Charleston walking tours, and this was the most thorough and with the most accurate information. Additionally, we really enjoyed the family stories Mary told, dating back multiple generations. Well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words! It was my pleasure to introduce your friends to Charleston and to help you and your wife get better acquainted with our city. Perhaps we’ll meet again on one of your next visits.
Kathy GibsonUnited States
What a wonderful afternoon! Mary is very knowledgeable and personable. We so much enjoyed the walking tour and especially appreciated her personal family stories. I would HIGHLY recommend. Much better than an excursion offered by the cruise ship!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was MY pleasure! I was so happy to meet you both and really appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts. And now that you have those recipes, you will be able to think of Charleston often and hopefully will be eager to return!
Gary AmesUnited States
Very knowledgeable and gracious guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! I enjoyed spending the morning with you both!
Robert E. MitchellHenderson, KY, United States
Mary was great, very informative and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic time on our City working tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston! Thanks for your kind words! Hope the rest of your visit is great and that you will want to return!
Gail WoodyUnited States
Mary was an awesome tour guide. Extremely knowledgable about Charleston's history and geography. Being a native helps but she obviously did an enormous amount of research to put this tour program together. Personal experiences and antidotes kept it fresh and entertaining. We would highly recommend her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure! Thank you for the lovely review! When y'all come back, we can tour a different section of the city!
Judith McSheaUnited States
Mary was awesome - she shared so much information and we couldn't have been happier with the tour. She showed us places we never would have seen otherwise and really gave us a lot of insight into Charleston today and how it got that way. It was almost like hanging out with your local friend. Highly recommend and worth every penny!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for taking the time to let me know how much you enjoyed our morning together. It was my pleasure! One thing Charlestonians love to do is to show off those places where we locals like to go. I hope you'll come back and we'll check out some more great places!
Mary is a very knowledgeable 5th generation Charlestonian who loves sharing details about the history of this lovely city. We really enjoyed our walking tour and learned a lot from Mary's enthusiastic accounts. Three hours really well-spent on our only day in Charleston. Thank-you Mary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was great to meet you and spend the morning with you. I felt like I'd known y'all forever! I hope you enjoyed the rest of the day here and will come back when you can stay longer! Hoping to see you both again!
Debra SmithUnited States
Mary was timely, efficient, and a wealth of knowledge. We all learned so much about Charleston and thoroughly enjoyed our day with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words, but the pleasure was all mine! Hope you all will make it back to Charleston someday!
Sanford SchmidtUnited States
John LeeUnited States
Mary was great. Very personable and has a lot of knowledge as well as personal connections to Charleston. You would be hard pressed to find a more qualified person to conduct your personal tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so kind! I’m delighted y’all enjoyed the tour and it was my pleasure meeting your family. Hope to see you again on another visit.
Michael ChaseUnited States
Very passionate about Charleston, very informative. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m so happy you enjoyed it! It was my pleasure and I enjoyed meeting you all. Hope you will have a wonderful, relaxing vacation and that you all will come back to our area again.
James KomadinaUnited States
Mary was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about a variety of subjects. She stopped multiple times to enhance the discussion - she wanted to make sure you had the information you requested. Great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words! Great to meet you both and introduce you to our city! Hope our paths cross again!
Harold BaumgartenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you enjoyed the tour. It was my pleasure!
Debra L.United States
Never having been to Charleston before we left it all up to Mary to get us acquainted and she did more than deliver! We had a wonderful day, learned so much and got to see Charleston through her 4th generation eyes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Loved meeting you all!!!! It was my pleasure! Hope to see you again on your next visit!
Jay KasnerUnited States
Very knowledgeable of Charleston sites visited, history and culture past and present. Answered all our questions. Was pleasant to be around. Highly recommend as tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so kind! Truly my pleasure. It was great to meet you all and to spend the afternoon together. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, too!
Dan RyanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words! But it was my pleasure - y'all were a lot of fun! Hope to see you again.
Erika CarterUnited States
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words! It was a pleasure to show y'all around and to take you to some of my favorite spots! Hope we'll meet again on your next trip to Charleston!
Mary was extremely informative and passionate on her City of Charleston!! She has a thorough knowledge of the history of her city. I would definitely hire her again upon our visit to Charleston!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words. It was such a fun morning with you all! I hope to see you all on your next visit!
Mike SapienUnited States
Our first time to Charleston and wanted the overview of the city, culture and history and Mary did excellent job for my wife and I. We have to come back now.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope to see you on your next visit! Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to introduce you to Charleston.
Heather KlimmUnited States
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words! It was my pleasure to meet y'all and I look forward to seeing you again!
Dieter SommerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!!
Jeanette WheatleyUnited States
Mary was so knowledgeable about Charleston and her story telling skills kept our group wanting to learn more. We enjoyed our tour and so glad that Mary was able to share her knowledge and passion with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Y'all were great company and it was great fun for me! Thanks for your kind words!
Lance HooseUnited States
Mary was very knowledgeable about Charleston and kept it entertaining for the entire group twelve to forty seven. years of age. I would definitely use her again!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was such a pleasure meeting your family! I hope to see you all in the future!
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 MerkleyLayton, UT, United States
Mary C. is the consummate guide for Charleston and the plantations. Our party was extremely pleased with this tour and the extra effort she made to make it happen. We have never been disappointed with Tours By Locals. As a native of Charleston, she brought an extra dimension to the tour and made the facts come to life.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very rewarding for me to spend time with your family. Hope to see you all again on your next visit! Again, thanks for your kind words!
Chris MerkleyLayton, UT, United 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.