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Ladies of the Lowcountry in Charleston, SC

You can’t walk through Charleston without stepping back in time. History is everywhere, but have you ever wondered about “Herstory?” This tour is offered by reservation only please call 843-518-1977 pr email

Learn about the Ladies of the Lowcountry with one of the city’s most entertaining and endearing guides. Mary-Margaret Cornelius invites you on a walking tour where women of the past and present are highlighted.

Hear how women have made and preserved history since the late 1600s. Walk the avenues encircling the most luxurious, well-maintained mansions in the South. Hear how female abolitionists like the Grimké Sisters and preservationists like Susan Pringle Frost put Charleston on the map.

Interested in cinema or literature? Learn where Margaret Mitchell found inspiration for her characters in Gone with the Wind. Step back in time to experience the Civil war through plantation wife Mary Boykin Chesnut’s vivid writings, or learn of the civil rights heroine Septima Poinsette Clarke.

As your guide leads you through the same streets fur traders, sea merchants, colonists and soldiers strolled, you’ll understand why Mary-Margaret is the best guide and friend you can meet in Charleston.  The tour takes you through the gardens of the largest private home in Charleston and ends with refreshments at Coco Vivo, a local art gallery.  Looking forward to meeting you!