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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour

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Travel by horse-drawn carriage along the picturesque streets of Charleston and take in the history of this South Carolina city. See highlights such as historically significant homes, churches and gardens while listening to informative commentary about the city’s role in the Civil War from your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the relaxed pace of a carriage tour as you soak up the southern charm of Charleston.  Please check in with Old South Carriage 15-minutes prior to tour.
  • 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 
  • Children three and under are free when they sit on a parent's lap
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.
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Departure Point
14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver/guide
  • 1-hour carriage tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: you MUST check-in 15-minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled with out refund.
  • Carriage can transport up to 16 passengers per departure.
  • Children 3 years and under are free provided that they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. If you want your child to have a seat, you must purchase a child seat.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our carriage driver was Scott and he was so entertaining with the stories of Charleston history and culture! His horse, Jackson was sweet and had a personality of his own. So nice to see that Scott cares and loves Jackson and he is a horse...More

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We really enjoyed the tour! Vern was a wonderful horse and our guide, Austin, was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this pleasurable experience to all!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Phillip S
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Austin, our guide was informative and entertaining. Vern, our draft horse was well behaved and did an excellent job. Well worth the $$$.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Steven S
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I had been waiting for a long time to do this with my kids. Was hoping they would learn all about the history of Charleston. It seems we were assigned a not so good route. It was a few churches and not really anything about...More

Thank gctiff
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a carriage tour as soon as we arrived in town. Bree was a great guide and Jack was a wonderful horse. This was great fun and informative. A couple days later we went on a walking tour with Dennis. He shared so...More

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Yvette T
31 August 2019|
Response from Sgolds66 | Reviewed this property |
One hour
Yvette T
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Response from Jayaram R | Reviewed this property |
The ride is for an hour. You can buy tickets from the visitors centre on the same day
29 August 2019|
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Response from Cindy D | Reviewed this property |
To board the carraige, their is a ramp to walk up on, but to exit at the end, there are a few steps to come down.
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