Charleston is compact, on a small peninsula - with so much history. You can see the highlights first-hand on a narrated walk with

Laughing Gull Tours.


All our tour guides are licensed by the city of Charleston, SC
Dennis Ward Stiles grew up on a small dairy farm in northern Illinois. After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964, he served thirty years in the Air Force as a pilot and military diplomat. Dennis spent much of his career overseas with assignments in Thailand, South Vietnam, England, Iceland, France, Egypt and more.  He is a published writer with five collections of poetry.

Dennis is also a history buff and enjoys entertaining and educating visitors, friends and anyone who listens. He strives to make his tours sophisticated, educational and sprinkled with wit.

LANGUAGES - French and German
Denny Stiles
Tour Guide

Hi! I am Jessica Foos Jones, and I am a Licensed Tour Guide.

I love giving tours of Charleston and sharing the history and stories of the city.
As a fourth-generation Charlestonian, I grew up in the historic downtown area which was very different then. It was covered with kids playing in the streets and riding bicycles all over town. The roads were much quieter, and there was more peeling paint. Families went home for "Charleston dinner" around 2 pm, then went back to work or school.
My grandparents, Robert and Patti Whitelaw, were very involved in historic preservation of Charleston and were among the founders of the Historic Charleston Foundation. I grew up hearing about Charleston's beautiful architecture, bygone culture, and colorful characters. I feel blessed to live in the Charleston area and to raise my young daughter here. I invite you to see Charleston with me.

Languages - Spanish, Mandarin
Jessica Foos Jones
Tour Guide