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.

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
Batina, Kit
Benedict, Henry, Grayline
Benjamin, Nancy
Bennett, Sue, Walk Charleston
Bennett, Fran
Berry- Warder, Joan
Blueberry Tours
Boyd, Charlene, Charleston Culinary Tours
Brafford, Doug
Brown, Alphonso, Gullah Tours
Buceti, Paula
Burris, Bruce, Bruce Knows Charleston
Cale, Susan, Charleston Perspective
Cannon, Chris, Mister Charleston Tourist Service
Carroll-Ramsey, Suzan,  Charleston Historic Tours
Chambers, Tyler, Palmetto Carriage
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
Courter, Shawna, Courter Tours
Coy, Mary, Charleston 101
Creech, William, Oyster Point Tours
Crosland, Lorraine, Charleston History & Horticultural 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
Edwards, Mary, Palmetto Carriage
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
Fisher, Brandon, Holy City Walks
Fitzpatrick, Mark
Frederick. Mike
Freeman, Jessica
Galloway, Gordon, Bulldog Tours
Gardner, Michael, Cocktail City Tours
Garrett, Gilbert, Just Wandering
Garris, Ann, Charleston Walking Tour With Ann Garris
Garrison, Shaun, Palmetto Carriage
Glass, Coby, Charleston Brews Cruise
Giacioto, Joe, Magnolia Plantations & Gardens
Gordon, Alice, Miss Alice Tours
Goron, Patricia, Ghostwalk
Graham, Alex, Charleston Bicycle Tours
Gregory, Jim,  Walk & Talk Charleston
Gresham, Jim, Privateer Tours
Groble, Donald,  Old South
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
Helfter, Susan
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
Johnson, Tommy, Palmetto Carriage
Jones, Alexandra, Houselore
Jones, David
Judd, Thomas, Old South Carriage
Kee, Kim
Kelly, John, Bulldog Tours
Kelly, Kevin, Ghosts of the South
Kerr, Liane, Cobblestone Tours
King, Fanio, Historic Charleston Foundation
Kimball, Stuart
Kirkland, Keith
Knight, Henry
Kornickey, Crystal, Old Slave Mart Museum
Kuhn, Andrew, Bulldog Tours
Lager, Eric, Charleston History Walk
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
Lowe, Mark, Palmetto Carriage
Lowy, Tim
Manilla, Dani, Sunflowers and Pomegranates
Mappus, Butler
Marking, B.T.
McBurnett, Susan, Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon 
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, Compass Tours
Mullen, Bob, Charleston Tours,  A Step In Time
Murphy, Georgia
Nance, Jennifer, Palmetto Carriage
Newton, Mike, 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
Perry, Gordon, Bulldog Tours
Phelps, Greg
Polk, John, Classic Carriage
Polyachenko, Serge
Poole, John Sterling, Tour Charleston
Proper, Chelsy
Ray, Al, Charleston Old Walled City Tour
Renner, Elizabeth
Reyland, Mark, Chucktown Tours
Rice, Diane, Bulldog Tours
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
Scott, Briannon, Old South/Revolutionary Charleston
Schuler, Boyd
Sease, Mary Elizabeth
Shear, Barry, Barry Shear Tours
Shearer, Jodie, Palmetto Carriage
Shelton, Wendy, Walks of Charleston
Sherman, Robert
Shinault-Small, Alada
Simpson, Nancy, Middleton Place
Skill, James
Small, Nancy
Smythe, Mary Helen, Two Sisters Tours
Smythe, Therese, Two Sisters Tours
Spahr, Richard, Charleston Savannah Tours
Spell, Jean R.
St. John. Kyle, Charleston Culinary Tours
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, Chartour
Stroer, Shanon, Reveille Tours
Surrette, Glenn, Gray Line
Tankersley, Amy, Walks of Charleston
Todd, Blake, Palmetto Carriage
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