Ruth M. Miller - Local Charleston Historian

Available as:

Private Tour Guide - Group and Banquet Speaker - Author

Consultant for all things Charleston & the Lowcountry

Ruth, a graduate of Duke University, has lived all over America and traveled much of the world. She enjoys tying local history into the American story and worldwide events. Her specialty is local religious history, including extensive knowledge of the history and origins of local congregations, their churches, synagogues and 18th century graveyards. Ruth enjoys digging into the past and sharing her discoveries.

  • Local historian and licensed Charleston tour guide since 1979 - cofounder of Charleston's first daily walking tour

  • Instructor for Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) - College of Charleston & Center for Educational Adventure

  • Facilitator "Charleston History and Inspiration", Trident Technical College

  • Author/illustrator of Charleston Charlie - A Family Activity Book for Kids of All Ages

  • Co-author of A Witness to History: Charleston's Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon (History Press)

  • Co-author of The Angel Oak Story(Tradd Street Press)

  • Co-author of Touring the Tombstones, a series of guide books to Charleston's 18th century graveyards

  • Former College of Charleston Continuing Education Instructor

  • Former High School Social Studies Teacher

  • Bachelor of Arts, Duke University - Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude

Memberships include:

South Carolina Historical Society, Preservation Society, Association of Gravestone Studies, Mensa, National Trust, Friends of the Old Exchange, Avery Institute for African American History, Charleston Library Society



"A Short History of Charleston"
by Ruth M. Miller

"The Old Dog"
by Ruth M. Miller

Touring the Tombstones-
Charleston Cemetery Tours

take the tour

Purchase self guided tour booklets for many of Charleston's historic cemeteries as well as all other books written by Ruth Miller


References & Credentials:

Road Scholar, Daughters of the American Revolution, Charleston Tour Association, Carnegie Museums, NC State, College of Charleston, RMA, Trident Technical College , Elderhostel

"Speaker was excellent"


Please call or email for information on my fees and availability.

Ruth Miller
PO Box 32014
Charleston, SC 29417