A city is a place of tremendous variety, usually constructed upon rock ‘n’ roll. Plumb the secret depths of Greenville with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a culinary walking tour (a $46.80 value), a guided walking tour of West End (a $14.40 value), and a copy of John Nolan's A Guide to Historic Greenville, South Carolina (a $30 value) from Greenville History Tours (a $91.20 total value).
Greenville History Tours acquaints locals and visitors alike with the city's hidden historical and culinary gems during a variety of small-group excursions. Strap on a pair of expandable-waist pants and take off on the three-hour At the Chef's Table Tour, offered on most Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. During the course of three hours, tour-takers will partake in the eating of tasty comestibles from local restaurants such as the private dining and meeting space The Loft at Soby's, Mediterranean-tapas-laden The Lazy Goat, southern cuisine savant Soby's New South Cuisine, and elegant eatery Devereaux's. At each location, chefs and owners will be standing at the ready to issue accounts of their experience in the restaurant world, the menu, cooking techniques, and dreams about falling.
The West End Walking Tour meets at the west main entrance to Falls Park, where lead guide John Nolan—the published voice on Greenville’s historic curios and man of many connections to various local establishments—awaits. Alongside John, walkers take their terra firma talking trek through Greenville’s natural and man-made landscapes, exploring longstanding structures and settlement buildings, as well as famed hometown heroes like Shoeless Joe Jackson, the greatest baseball player who lived or toe-painted. Currently, Greenville History Tours has walking tours scheduled on most Friday nights at 6 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.
Greenville History Tours
Featured on NBC and CBS, John Nolan’s Greenville History Tours provide access to the city’s storied past via educational strolls through the West or South End, landmark-peppered drives, and samplings of the city’s restaurant scene. Nolan founded the company in 2006 after spending a decade immersed in local history as a museum docent and time-traveling crime fighter. Since striking out on his own, Nolan has authored A Guide to Historical Greenville, South Carolina and has remained at the top of TripAdvisor’s rankings. Participants can reap the benefits of Nolan’s knowledge of history, culture, and architecture on traditional tours as well as special VIP tours.
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