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All About Charleston was born out of a passion for sharing history with others.  As residents of the "Holy City", we want to show everyone what a great place Charleston really is.  Join us on an exciting tour that will keep you talking about Charleston for years to come!

Jeff Caplinger
Co-Owner and Licensed Tour Guide

Lisa Caplinger
Co-Owner and Tour Escort

Lisa has always loved the sun and the southern charm of Charleston, South Carolina. As a new teacher and young mom in the early 90’s, she enjoyed living in nearby Walterboro and taking week-end trips to explore the quaint towns around the Holy City. Through these years, she learned to enjoy the slow pace of life in the south. But, life took many twists and turns and landed her back in West Virginia years later where she met Jeff and they merged their lives and six kids.

 

Over the course of more than twenty years, Lisa has worked with performing groups in and out of the classroom. She has toured and adjudicated with choral and instrumental groups throughout the East Coast as well as maintaining an active private instruction practice. Although her past was teaching music, Lisa currently works as a holistic nutritionist, intuitive healer and youth consultant working with clients throughout the US.

 

Currently, Lisa spends the majority of her time researching and plotting romantic excursions for our sister company, All About Romance. Contemplating travel, great restaurants, hotels and churches now take up a lot of her time as she loves the planning and organizing aspect of the All About Destinations brand. Travel has always been about the adventure and the excitement as well as the planning and those are the qualities that Lisa hopes to share with each and every client who connects with the All About Destinations brand.

Jeff is the vision behind All About Charleston.  His vision to provide a quality and personal tour experience in Charleston has become... All About Charleston.  In addition to providing top-quality tour opportunities, All About Charleston incorporates a keen sense of the travel industry in general.  It is this vision that motivates Jeff every day.

As a young boy growing up in West Virginia, Jeff became interested in tales of WWII from his father and the Civil War from his grandmother.  He was especially intrigued by stories of his father's ship, the USS Hobson.  His father had told him that the USS Hobson was built in the Charleston Navy Yard and sank in the Atlantic in 1952 among other stories.  His grandmother related stories of his family during the 1860s. The Caplinger family ran a Confederate hospital during the Civil War and Jeff is the proud owner of several Civil War relics handed down through his family over five generations.  Add stories of pirates, ghosts etc. and history seems to come alive.  In college, Jeff combined his love of the past and jazz music, majoring in history and music.  Years later, Lisa suggested that they move the family to the Charleston, SC area.  Since this was the cradle of the Confederacy and the home of the USS Hobson memorial, Jeff felt that his world was coming full circle and enthusiastically told Lisa... YES!  As a lasting tribute, Jeff has donated all of his father's US Navy belongings to the American Military History Museum at the Citadel Mall.


 

Our Mission:


​To provide an exciting tour experience and quality entertainment which shares the past history and current vitality of the Holy City... Charleston, SC.​​
 


​​Our Guarantee: ​

  • All About Charleston will treat you as a valued guest by providing consistent professional customer service.​

  • All About Charleston will strive to personally answer the phone when you call or will return your call at the earliest opportunity.

  • All About Charleston will personally reply to every email received.  Every inquiry will be responded to within 24 hours or less.

  • All About Charleston will have a tour professional ready to serve you with a professional appearance and demeanor.

  • All About Charleston will provide a unique look at Charleston taylor-made to your wants and needs.

  • All About Charleston will provide you with historically accurate and thought provoking quality information and entertainment. ​

All About Charleston affirms that every person has the right to their own beliefs and we will never dictate what a person should think or believe.

 

Jeff has worked with group  performances and tours   for  over   25  years    and   has  been   a professional tour guide since 2004.     Not only is he an experienced guide in Charleston, Jeff is an expert guide for New  York  City, Chicago, Boston and Washington DC.    In addition, Jeff is a professional musician,  a  living  historian and a Lowcountry educator.   Since  moving to Charleston with Lisa and the kids, Jeff has immersed himself in Charleston history and is also a highly qualified and licensed Charleston tour guide.   In addition to being a local licensed guide, Jeff has worked extensively as a Charleston carriage tour guide!

LET'S TAKE A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

“Showing others the uniqueness of Charleston is our passion.   We look forward to meeting you and giving you the ultimate tour experience. So what are you waiting for, let's take a walk through history!" 

 Jeff Caplinger, Co-Owner

All About Charleston

Private Guided Tours of the Holy City... Charleston, SC

All About Charleston offers truly customized  private guided tours of the Holy City.   Expert tour management since 2004.

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