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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 2 days ago via mobile
Trip to Charleston

While in Charleston today we decided on a last minute carriage ride and tour after walking through the Market Place. We were lucky enough to end up on tour with Palmetto Carriage Works quite by accident. Jim was our guide and he did an excellent...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured the gorgeous residential district with a very good tour guide! Hot day with welcomed covered carriage and occasional breeze! Thank you!

Thank gcutbirth
Reviewed 1 week ago
mules seemed smarter than tourists

We had a great tour with guide Tim. I remember the mules Rhyme and Reason more than the people. Tim had lots insights into Charleston history and some of them were even verified by checking Wikipedia afterward. We learned about the lottery system to spread...More

1  Thank KenC_Knoxville_TN
Reviewed 1 week ago
A must do!

Matthew led us on a great and informative tour of Charleston. He had incredible knowledge and often delivered it in a humorous way. We saw so much of the city and learned so much history, it was incredible. The only flaw was that the tour...More

Thank Borioles97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Ross is GREAT

With a carriage ride, the guide is the key and Ross was the best. Had a fun time. We did this and he had our tour. The carriage ride is SOOOOO much better! Thanks for a great ride Ross.

1  Thank cathy376
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26 July 2018|
Response from Glen M | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem getting tickets that day at the office. There are a lot of tours leaving at regular intervals so finding a tour time should not be a problem.
21 June 2018|
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