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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour

Highlights
  • Learn about 300 years of Charleston history in just one hour
  • Cover 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) while resting your feet on a carriage ride 
  • Multiple departure times offered to fit your busy sightseeing schedule 
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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour
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Charleston Carriage Ride - Guests must check in 15-minutes prior to start time as tours promptly leave at start time.
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9:00am departure; Charleston Carriage Ride - Guests must check in 15-minutes prior to start time as tours promptly leave at start time.
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9:15am departure; Charleston Carriage Ride - Guests must check in 15-minutes prior to start time as tours promptly leave at start time.
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Overview

Follow the history of the South Carolina port city of Charleston, which dates back more than 300 years, on a horse-drawn carriage tour. Save time by seeing the main highlights of the city’s past, including those from the Civil War era, from a comfortable perch as you travel across 30 blocks of the historic district.

What to Expect

For this tour of South Carolina’s oldest city, arrive at the Old South Carriage Company at 14 Anson Street about 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check in.

Climb into a carriage led by a horse and guide. The horse pulling your carriage is the same kind of draft horse that worked American farms in the 1800s, adding to the authenticity.

During the tour, your carriage whisks through 30 blocks of the city’s historic area, about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers). Pass by antebellum mansions, old churches, and historical homes, such as the former residence of South Carolina governor William Aiken Jr. Your guide revisits more than 300 years of history, and you’ll learn about the city’s founding and its role in the Civil War. Cover the historical district without getting tired from walking or having to arrange transportation.

Your tour ends back at Old South Carriage Company.

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Reviewed today via mobile
Great Tour

Eliot was our guide and Johnny his trusty, side-kick, horse. Both were wonderful! Eliot obviously knows his history of Charleston (told us he’s a history major) and it was clearly evident. He always had great facts or stories to tell. If we asked a question,...More

Thank travelgal2816
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great experience!

My husband and I visited Charleston for my birthday this past weekend. We decided to do a Carriage ride during the day. I did some research we decided to go with Charleston’s Old South Carriage Company. Best decision! Drake and Prince(horse) were awesome. Drake our...More

Thank Alysha0420
Reviewed yesterday
New to Charleston - Great Way to Start Our Trip!

Elliot and our trusted horse Johnny were awesome! I can tell Elliot loves his job and comes packed with knowledge. The facts he shared were incredible and was interesting to hear lots of tid-bits about the city, buildings and history. I would highly recommend this...More

Thank Brad H
Reviewed yesterday
Loved it

Had a great time, the hour passed very quickly. John and Sam (the horse) were a great pair and John was extremely personable and knowledgeable.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great fun

Our driver and tour guide, Zack and his faithful horse Ben, took us on a fun and very interesting tour. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the entire experience.

Thank Cynthia J
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Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
there are several parking places around that area. I think they charge about $10. P.S. I highly recommend going to Hyman's for lunch/dinner it's an awesome building. Enjoy.
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