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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 DepartureMost Popular
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.
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!
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 (384)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved the tour. Our driver was very knowledgeable and funny. We were shown areas that we would not have seen if we walked around on our own. A great way to see many historic properties.

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Tour

This was an excellent tour of the historic district of Charleston. Our tour guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor making the tour even more enjoyable. Would definitely recommend it!

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour with informative guide

My husband and I were first time visitors to Charleston and I booked for us to take the carriage tour. I guess we hit the jackpot and got route 1 !! As mentioned it is a lottery as to which route you are assigned -...More

Thank UKGIRL13
Reviewed 1 week ago
The best way to see Charleston!

We had a great time on this tour, We had a spirited horse pulling our carriage! Our tour guide was very knowledgable and quite funny! The buildings, architecture and local history is amazing. Would definitely recommend this tour if you visit.

Thank mikedigiorgio211
Reviewed 1 week ago
Al was a wonderful tour guide!

After having taken a walking tour (which was incredibly informative...but limited in geographical range...), it was great to take a carriage tour: equally informative, but with added geographical range. Al was terrific...and my wife assured me that the horses were well cared for and happy:)...More

Thank Leonard K
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13 July 2018|
Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry. I do not know whether or not they would charg3 you.
Linda V
26 May 2018|
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. I'm not sure if dogs are allowed on the carriage rides. Therefore, I would suggest calling the carriage ride company to verify. Enjoy your trip!
Eileen L
10 May 2018|
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Response from Erin M | Reviewed this property |
Not with this company, only groups of all different people on the carriage.