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Jeff Caplinger

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Charleston, South Carolina, United States

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Languages

    English

  • Favorite Trip

    Historic Charleston

Guide Bio

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. Jeff is the proud owner of several Civil War relics handed down through his family over five generations.

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 Low-country 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.

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