PALMETTO GUILD Mission Statement

The Palmetto Guild represents certified tour guides who have demonstrated proficiency on an exam administered by the City of Charleston. This test is based on competency of Carolina Lowcountry history, culture, and municipal regulations. Guild members are professionals who are committed to historical accuracy, continuing education, and providing an engaging experience for all visitors.

To become of member of the Palmetto Guild, please email

The Palmetto Guild logo is not to be reproduced or used without the prior written permission of the Palmetto Guild.
Any unauthorized use of the logo may violate copyright trademark laws.
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Palmetto Guild Members and Supporters


Abrams, Kay
Aliaksandrova, Iryna
Auld, Fred, Charleston History Tours
Avice du Buisson, Sallie
Bain, Lee Ann, Walk Charleston History
Ball, Diane, Bulldog Tours
Barbour Calcutt, Becky
Barnett, Sue, Charming Charleston Tours
Benedict, Henry, Grayline
Benjamin, Nancy
Bennett, Sue, Walk Charleston
Bennett, Fran
Berry- Warder, Joan
Boyd, Charlene, Charleston Culinary Tours
Brafford, Doug
Brown, Alphonso, Gullah Tours
Buceti, Paula
Cannon, Chris, Mister Charleston Tourist Service
Carroll-Ramsey, Suzan,  Charleston Historic Tours
Chakeris, Angie, Tours by Angie
Christoff, Broderick, Charleston Carriage Works
Coats, Mitchel
Columbo, Jany, Petits Tours de Charleston
Cooper, Bonnie, Grayline
Cooper, Chuck
Coralli, Elizabeth
Cothran, Sarah, Bulldog Tours
Courter, Shawna, Courter Tours
Coy, Mary, Charleston 101
Creech, William, Oyster Point Tours
DeBlase, Susan, Bulldog Tours/Charleston Culinary
Dew, Tommy, Tommy Dew’s Walking Tours
Dillinger, Timothy E., Carolina Storyteller
Dunaway, Rhett, Tour Charleston
Dunning, Beverly
Dunning, Jacque, Bowman Tours
Dupuis, Diana
Emmans, Margaret, Scarletts Tours
Evans, Skip, Walking Charleston
Ezell-Gilson, Carol, Broad Street Biz
Fick, Sarah
Ford, Zachary, Bulldog Tours
Fox, Julia, Julia’s Charleston: A Native’s Perspective
Fitzpatrick, Mark
Frederick. Mike
Galloway, Gordon, Bulldog Tours
Garrett, Gilbert, Just Wandering
Garris, Ann, Charleston Walking Tour With Ann Garris
Garrison, Shaun, Palmetto Carriage
Glass, Coby, Crafted Travel, and Others
Giacioto, Joe, Magnolia Plantations & Gardens
Gordon, Alice, Miss Alice Tours
Goron, Patricia, Ghostwalk
Graham, Alex, Charleston Bicycle Tours
Gresham, Jim, Privateer Tours
Grimes, William, Grimes Tour Services

Gwynne-Vaughan, David, 1670 Tours
Handal, Leigh, Charleston Raconteurs
Happel, Larry, Holy City History Tours
Harris, Bill, Oyster Point Historic Tours
Hemphill-Gaither, Gladdys, A Sankofa Conversation
Hendricks, Blake, Charleston Custom Tours by Blake
Herchak, Stephen, Charleston Tours By Stephen
Hilliard, Theresa
Hillyer Miles, Robin
Hodgson, John
Hogan, Clara Jane
Holcomb, Virginia
Hutchinson, Nathaniel, Charleston African American Tours
Jackson, Jonathan, JJSC
Jones, Alexandra, Houselore
Jones, David
Judd, Thomas, Old South Carriage
Kee, Kim
Kelly, Kevin, Ghosts of the South
Kerr, Liane, Cobblestone Tours
King, Fanio, Historic Charleston Foundation
Kimball, Stuart, Bulldog Tours
Kirkland, Keith
Knight, Henry
Kornickey, Crystal, Old Slave Mart Museum
Lager, Eric, Charleston Old Walled City Tours
Lane- Marr, Karen, Ghost Lady Tours
Lankford, Rena, Time to Tour
Lavender, Eric,  Charleston Pirate Tours
Lavender, Sabrina,  Charleston Pirate Tours
Leak, Vandell, Charleston’s Best Tours
Lee, Susan, Charleston Tours and Events
Lesesne, Daniel,  Original Pub & Brewery Tours of Charleston
Levine, Alex, Palmetto Carriage Works
Levine, Dana, Palmetto Carriage/ Charleston Culinary
lipscomb, Elizabeth
Lookadoo, Benji
Manilla, Dani, Sunflowers and Pomegranates
Mappus, Butler
Marking, B.T.
McGrady, Tiffany
McKnight, June, Charleston Tea Party
McLaughlin, Tom, Introducing Charleston
McLeod Epstein, Susan
McNeice, Marie- Paule
Mellen, Erin, Charleston Convention & Group Services
Mellen, Pat, Charleston Convention & Group Services
Mendelsohn, Rhetta, Rhetta Mendelsohn Tours
Miller, Al, Sites and Insights Tours
Miller, Ruth
Moore, Adam, Ashley on the Cooper
Morrison, Bob
Mulherin, John
Mullen, Bob, Charleston Tours,  A Step In Time
Murphy, Georgia
Nance, Jennifer, Palmetto Carriage
Nigh, Cynthia
Oliver, Wesley,  Convention & Visitors Bureau
Orr, Bruce,  Lost in Legend Tours
Parent, Lindsey
Paris, Jill, Eclectic Tours of Charleston
Parker, Forrest, Undiscovered Charleston
Pasquinelli, Nicholas, Chicora Tours
Pendergraft, Sommer
Pendergraph, Will
Perry, Valerie
Phelps, Greg
Polk, John, Classic Carriage
Polyachenko, Serge
Poole, John Sterling, Tour Charleston
Proper, Chelsy
Ray, Al, Charleston Old Walled City Tour
Renner, Elizabeth
Rigler, Linda, Welcome to Charleston! Tours
Romein, David
Rosenfeld, Alan
Rothamel, Daniel, Knowitall Charleston Tours
Runyon, Jessica, Charleston Museum
Russell, Franny, Bulldog Tours
Sanders, Linda, Charleston Tours
Saunders Pemberton, Katerine, Historic Charleston Foundation
Schnauthiel, Daniel
Schuler, Boyd
Sease, Mary Elizabeth
Shear, Barry, Barry Shear Tours
Shearer, Jodie, Palmetto Carriage
Shelton, Wendy, Walks of Charleston
Shinault-Small, Alada
Skill, James
Small, Nancy
Smythe, Mary Helen, Two Sisters Tours
Smythe, Therese, Two Sisters Tours
Spahr, Richard, Charleston Savannah Tours
Spell, Jean R.
Stanton, William, Lowcountry Walking Tours
Steffel, Annick
Stello, Jr., R. Alan, Walk Charleston
Stewart. Gia, Walks of Charleston

Stiles, Dennis, Laughing Gull Tours
Stretz, Ute, Ute Stretz Travel
Stroer, Shanon, Reveille Tours
Surrette, Glenn, Gray Line
Thornhill, Jane, Thornhill Tours
Tomarchio, Allison, Bespoke Tours
Waggoner, Christine, Promenade with Christine
Wallace, Bradley, Charleston Perspective Walking Tours
Wallace, Martha, Charleston Perspective Walking Tours
Wallace, Sally
Warfield, Michael, A Better Charleston Tour Company
Weir, Joyce, Charleston History Tours
Westerberg, Dale
Whaley, Amelia, Touring Charleston SC
White, Christine
Wichmann-Hipp, Laura, Charleston Tea Party
Williams, Braxton
Williams, Tommie, Tour Time Charleston SC
Williamson, Mike
Wilson, Caroline, Wander Charleston Tours
Wilson, Franke
Wohlfeil, Linda,
Exclusively Charleston with Linda
Wright, Eric, Carolina Polo & Carriage
Wright, Tyler, Walk and Talk Charleston
Wood, Kim, Charms of Charleston Tours
Wood, Mimi, Walk About Charleston
Wray, Rosanne
Young, John
Zimmerman, Jeff, Charleston in a Nutshell


Charleston Visitors Bureau
Bespoke Experiences
Bulldog Tours
Charleston Bicycle Tours
Charleston Carriage Works
Charleston Convention & Group Services
Charleston Culinary Tours
Holy City History Tours
Old South Carriage
Palmetto Carriage
Powder Magazine
Preservation Society