Original Charleston Tours
With Travel Writer Jill Paris
Fun Things To Do In Charleston - Where To Eat, Drink, Shop, Sleep, Walk, Gawk, Repeat.
One of the most frequently asked questions by guests of my Charleston walking tours is, “What is THAT called?” (As the person points to the massive green vine attached to many, many walls, stairs, columns, garages, etc. all over the city.) The answer is: Creeping Fig, Ficus pumila: “Tropical Ivy” The next question is usually something like, “Will it kill a tree?” Well, yes it can. It’s the sort of plant that has two sides: looks dreamy and fabulous, but can wreak havoc on innocent bystanders, like wall surfaces that perhaps you didn’t mean to ruin. Creeping fig is a member of the Ficus genus which includes plants like the rubber tree, a tall jungle banyan, and even the domesticated edible fig tree. Native of East Asia and found on Japan’s southern islands, it is also found in parts of eastern China, and even in Vietnam. The species name pumila is derived from the Latin
Best of Historic Charleston
This is the perfect walking tour for the first-time visitor or repeat guest. We’ll cover iconic landmarks such as St. Philip’s Church, the French Quarter, the Dock Street Theatre, Rainbow Row, The Battery, White Point Garden, Calhoun Mansion, and so much more.
TV & Movie Tour by Van
I’m proud to present this exclusive driving tour starring dozens of locations from popular TV and movies filmed around Charleston. This jam-packed route covers the entire peninsula in a climate-controlled van that seats 10 passengers comfortably.
Love Stories of Charleston
Tread carefully inside the graveyard said to be haunted by the subject of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Annabel Lee. Glimpse the former brothel house once owned by a madam loved by many.
Amazing Ladies of Charleston
Strolling down the charming streets and hidden alleys of the French Quarter and South of Broad, you’ll be privy to the secrets of local characters and learn about the southern culture through heartfelt tales, not lectures.
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