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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

  • Learn about the old-fashioned charm and history of Charleston from your guide
  • Cover 25–30 blocks of the city on a horse-drawn carriage to save time
  • Multiple tour times available to fit your busy schedule 
Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
From US$26.00
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If you’re a big history buff or just want to make your way around Charleston’s historic district without walking miles on foot, then opt for this guided tour. Travel up to 30 blocks on a horse-drawn carriage as your guide tells you fun facts about the city’s past. Plus, multiple tour times and a short duration time make it easy to fit this tour into your busy schedule.
What to Expect
For this tour of Charleston, meet your guide at the big red barn at Palmetto Carriage Works on Guignard Street. Once you check in, hop aboard an old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage (it’s covered overhead, so do keep in mind that the tour happens rain or shine).

Ride through Charleston’s historic area, learning about the history of some of its old mansions as you ride along. Your guide will point out other key places such as St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and the Charleston County Courthouse.

Hear fascinating stories about the city, including pirate raids, the American Civil War, plantations, and even the Revolutionary War.

After cruising about 30 blocks, your tour ends back at the departure point.
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Reviewed yesterday
Historic carriage ride

This was a real treat. the orator knew much history and it seemed like we were in the antebellum period in historic Charleston. Beautiful!

Thank jothad
Reviewed 2 days ago
Perfect tour of beautiful historic Charleston

Emily, our tour guide and carriage driver was engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend her as a tour guide.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Value

We took the kids 5 and 8. Great guide, he actually talked about cool stuff, Pirates, Jazz , Ghosts not boring or forgettable stuff for a change. A great way to see the lovely sites it was the highlight of our stay. (Try not to...More

Thank George W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Awesome first look at Charleston!

This was the first thing we did on our trip to Charleston and we would HIGHLY recommend! Monica was an amazing tour guide, so knowledgeable and personable! Carla (our horse) was also amazing :) thank you so much!

Thank Michaela W
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour

Our tour guide, Gay, was awesome! She was very knowledgeable. She shared the more proper details of Charleston including the wealthy society contributions but she also included many of the less glamorous details. The pace was perfect to see the buildings and gardens. There are...More

Thank David H
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Our son was four and he did well. It’s about an hour long and I think that was the max for him with the tour
3 May 2018|
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Response from rmammone | Reviewed this property |
Our guide was great and would be easy to hear, but that is based on one tour guide.