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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour

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  • 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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11am 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.

Reviews (845)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Wonderful Tour!

My husband and I very much enjoyed our tour! Drake and Ralph were great! Absolutely loved the tour! Very well done-highly recommend this company!!

1  Thank katied09
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Tour

Vaughn and Chess were awesome. We had a great morning tour through the historic streets of Charleston.

Thank tdward64
Reviewed 3 days ago
First visit to Charleston

We decided to do a tour prior to our flight home. It was a great way to see just a small part of this beautiful city in just an hour. Loved seeing the barn and the girls taking care of the horses. It was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank K6027QYbrians
Reviewed 5 days ago
Vern is great

Drake gave a very nice tour of Charleston with some really neat facts. Vern really stole the show. Vern 10/10 deserves a good carrot for his hard work and selfie taking skills.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Wander667010
Reviewed 5 days ago
Scenic tour

A good way to see an overview of the city. Informative. Weather was a bit cooler. Blankets provided.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank judyaw2017
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DrJ5451
23 November 2018|
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Response from RAIMIS2 | Reviewed this property |
We found a spot on the street, about a block away next to that city market. I believe they had a parking lot right next to their location as well.
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4 November 2018|
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They do have a small waiting area inside the barn where you could leave a folded stroller and they always have someone behind the counter so it would be safe to leave it. Also, under the benches on the carriage you could... More
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Gordon M
1 October 2018|
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Response from mrsniice | Reviewed this property |
The tour is an hour.
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