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Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour

  • See Charleston just like people did more than 300 years ago—by carriage 
  • Learn history as your guide tells stories about the city’s past
  • Get to interact with the horses at the stable
Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour
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9:45am Carriage Departure
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Take a little extra time in the morning but still save $ and join us at 9:45am on our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston.
From US$24.00
10:40am Carriage Departure
Join us at 10:20am on our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston. This Tour departs in the FALL!
From US$26.00
5:00pm Carriage Tour
Join us at 5:00pm on our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston.
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See the historic city of Charleston from a historic transportation method—by horse-drawn carriage. You’ll pass by old homes, see decorative ironwork, and learn the history behind city attractions. With a historic Charleston carriage tour departing every 30 minutes, it’s easy to fit this guided tour into your sightseeing itinerary. Plus, meeting at the stables gives you more time to interact with the horses, too.

What to Expect

For this carriage tour, meet in Charleston's historic district at 20 Anson Street, in the stable opposite Market Street, and get ready to experience the streets the same way as those of the past did—by horse-drawn carriage.

Carriages leave for this guided tour every 30 minutes, and you’ll want to check in 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time to turn in your voucher. There is a horse stable at the start of the tour, which you can explore before or after your tour.

Enjoy the views of the historic city from your carriage as your guide, licensed by the city, points out important landmarks and attractions and tells stories from the past. You’ll travel through Charleston’s historic district and cover three to four miles (4.8 to 6.4 kilometers) of its scenic streets.

Your Charleston historical tour ends back where it started—at 20 Anson Street.

Reviews (412)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect way to see the city

We were in town for only one night and I wanted a fun way to see and learn as much as possible. The Charleston Carriage Works was perfect! Al was our guide and Rocky was our horse. We are in the racehorse business in Kentucky...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Flashy09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour and lots of cool facts

Took my kids and they had a great time, lots of cool attractions and we lucky enough o see the Rainbow Row location. Tour guide was great, lots of jokes and had a lot of cool side stories from the city. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chrislandreth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Outstanding carriage ride through the historic district!

Our driver, Gary, did an wonderful job of explaining not only the historic sites but adding his humor to his commentary. The tour ended way too soon. Highly recommend this company.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BlairCastleFL04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Perfect way to start our Charleston stay

First time visiting Charleston and we decided to do a carriage ride based on a friend’s tip to use Charleston Carriage Works. We had no reservation but had no probably getting tickets for the next tour which was about a 20 minute wait. It was...More

2  Thank 214irism
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
1st visit to Charleston

Visited Charleston and decided to do a city tour. Visited from Trinidad and Tobago and was thrilled by the tour. Special mention to Al who made the journey memorable. Charleston is rich in history and beautiful. Great chance for a history lesson while you take...More

1  Thank So G
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