Ruth M. Miller - Charleston Historian

Available as:

Private Tour Guide - Group and Banquet Speaker - Author

Consultant for all things Charleston & the Lowcountry

Ruth Miller is a public historian and storyteller. A former high school teacher, for the last forty years she has been delving into the history of Charleston and the Carolina LowCountry, while sharing her discoveries as a tour guide and public speaker. A certified tour guide for the City of Charleston she is experienced as a private guide, walking tour guide and as a step-on guide for motorcoaches. Ruth also provides interesting and engaging talks as a group or banquet speaker, and is approved for honorariums from the South Carolina Humanities Commission. Her presentations can be general or on a specialized topic, but they promise to tie Charleston and the Carolina LowCountry into the entire American story and worldwide events.

A writer as well as a speaker, Ruth shares the Charleston and the LowCountry in her books.

Please call or email for information on my fees and availability:
(843) 766-0802 or

Books by Ruth M. Miller

Slavery to Civil Rights
A Walking Tour of African-American Charleston

By Alec Cooley and Ruth Miller

"This work is an insightful and well organized resource guide for tourists and locals who seek in depth factual information about LowCountry African American History and Culture."
- Sherman Pyatt, Commissioner, Gullah Geechee Cultural Hertiage Corridor

Ruth also offers Slavery to Civil Rights: An African-American Story of Charleston as a PowerPoint presentation to groups or as a private walking tour for individuals.

  • Touring the Tombstones (Illustrated guides to Charleston’s 18th century graveyards) by Pamela D. Gabriel and Ruth M. Miller
  • Charleston’s Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon: A Witness to History by Ruth M. Miller and Ann Taylor Andrus
  • The Angel Oak Story by Ruth M. Miller with Linda V. Lennon
  • Charleston Charlie: A Family Activity Book for Kid’s of All Ages written and illustrated by Ruth M. Miller


Book Covers and Purchase Information

Available Speaker Programs by Ruth Miller

References & Credentials

Post& Courier, Daughters of the American Revolution, Road Scholar, Speakers' Bureau, South Carolina Humanities, Charleston Tour Association, Carnegie Museums, NC State, College of Charleston, RMA, Trident Technical College , Elderhostel

"Speaker was excellent"

Articles, Videos, and Miscellany

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

Ruth Miller
PO Box 32014
Charleston, SC 29417