Meet Our Guides
Meet Harry Benedict.
Harry Benedict is native of Atlanta, spent 25 years in the newspaper and trade magazine industry and was licensed by the US Forest Service. Harry also served as an original on the panel of experts for the Ohio Genealogical Society’s Civil War Journal.
Harry moved to Charleston in 2008 and became a licensed tour guide. He utilizes the experience of being a walking guide, large bus guide and a mule-drawn carriage tour operator in historic Charleston. He has been working as a tour guide for SpiritLine Cruises & Events for over two years.
Meet Russell Robinson.
Russell Robinson is originally from Gastonia, NC, and a proud tarheel. After graduating from UNC and then earned an MAT degree in history from the University of Chicago. He brought his degree to Charleston and taught history at Porter-Gaud School for 27 years.
With 9 years experience as a city of Charleston licensed tour guide, Russell loves sharing history. He also enjoys the harbor in many other ways through boating, photography and scuba diving.
Meet Mark Fitzpatrick.
Mark moved to Charleston is 2004 after spending over 24 years working for Caterpillar Corp. in York, PA, where he was born and raised. Mark has been a licensed guide since 2003. He has worked as a volunteer for the National Park Service, as well as a Natural History Guide at Boone Hall, Charleston City Guide and step-on guide.
He truly enjoys sharing his knowledge of Charleston history as well as walking, biking, golf and fishing.
Meet Pat Mellen.
Pat Mellen is a native of Pensacola, FL, but has lived in Charleston since 1974. He is a graduate of the Citadel and did his graduate work at the University of Maryland. He also received an honorary PhD from the Naval and Military Sea Research Institute. Pat has been licensed by the city since 1974. He continues his education in Theological, Southern and Charleston history and Military history.
Pat, interestingly enough, resides at the Basile Lanneau House, circa 1760-1781., on Pitt Street.