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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour provided by Old South Carriage Company

Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour
Groups limited to 10 guests
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Follow the history of the South Carolina port city of Charleston, which dates back more than 300 years, on a horse-drawn carriage tour. Save time by seeing the main highlights of the city’s past, including those from the Civil War era, from a comfortable perch as you travel across 30 blocks of the historic district.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    14 Anson St
    14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Departure Point: Old South Carriage Address: 14 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 Dates: Daily - MUST check-in 15-minutes
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    Old South Carriage Company
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    Our stable is where your tour experience will begin and end. After checking in you can say hi to our draft horses, watch an educational video, purchases a bottle of water, or use our restroom. As you board your carriage via our inclined ramp / easy loading platform, your certified tour guide will greet you.
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    Pass by
    Charleston City Market
  • You'll end at
    14 Anson St
    14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Departure Point: Old South Carriage Address: 14 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 Dates: Daily - MUST check-in 15-minutes
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Certified driver/guide
  • 1-hour carriage tour
  • Belgian or Percheron draft horse
  • Entry/Admission - Old South Carriage Company
Exclusions
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ashton B wrote a review Yesterday
Baton Rouge, Louisiana3 contributions
We had a great time! This is the easiest way to see a lot of Charleston in a short period of time. We got Emily and she was a great driver. She was knowledgeable about the horses as well as the history.
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Lisa A wrote a review 19 Oct
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City of Charleston regulates how many carriages are in the city at any time, so you have no idea of which of the five zones you will get to visit till the driver gets the permit on the way.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Roz-NC wrote a review 19 Oct
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We always go on Old South carriage tours when we visit and we enjoyed this tour as well. Brian, the tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the Civil War. He was a little too political for us maybe because we are tired of politics, ‘tis the season! We would have
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Lynn E wrote a review 18 Oct
The Cincinnati Region18 contributions6 helpful votes
We have been on a few carriage tours in different locales and this one was pretty good as far as the tour itself. Our guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. BUT... my review is based on Covid-19. If you look at the picture above, you will see the guide facing forward.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ginny H wrote a review 18 Oct
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The driver of the carriage, Hayley was so informative. And Ricky, the horse, was beautiful. And large.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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454cindyp
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Fun haunted history tour
We had Big Mike for our guide and Jim was the horse. The Old South Carriage Co was efficient and I. Time and the st
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Itsadadslife
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Great overview of downtown
We weren’t scheduled for a private tour but had the early tour and were the only ones on the ride which was cool. O
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allanf738
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Low Country Visit
Have spent a little time in Charleston but this trip was just my wife and me. Had a free day and she suggested a to
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J4663EJbrandonh
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Great family night!
Tour was great. Went as a family with 2 kids and they were engaged and entertained the whole time. I between our gu
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Syoung2016
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Haunted carriage ride
Our guide was interesting and funny. He really made the ride fun and informative about Charleston. We would definit
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Rhonda E
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Nice a comfortable ride.
Very informative but not sure all of the stories were truthful!!! Nice and comfortable ride. Big Mike was very frie
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S6449YDkellym
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Night out with friends
We had a blast. Enjoyed the carriage ride at night and the driver was great. Wie will do this again in the day tim
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retreatowner
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Austin and Jim are Top Notch!
My husband and I took the Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour tonight. Austin was very entertaining with his gh
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sw8765
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10/10! Will definitely be back.
My husband and I did the combo carriage/walking tour package today and we were so impressed. We did the 11:30 tou
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ultrafitdancer
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Big Mike and Prince
Big Mike was a ton of fun. Prince was an absolute Prince of a horse. Informative, entertaining, and engaging, Big M
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TravlerJean13
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Awesome ghost tour
Mike & Mac were wonderful tour guides; very informative and fun!! We loved the tour, absolutely would do it again a
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Z2922VZbruceb
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Average tour
Tour was ok. Enjoyed the horse carriage, but the guide and experience and discussion about the history was average.
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ebreynolds87
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Historic Carriage tour
We rode with Carol and Jim (horse). They were both phenomenal. Carol’s knowledge was only surpassed by her personal
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MegBon
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A great time with guide Emily and horse Brian
Emily was an amazing guide! So full of knowledge and passion for her city. She was fantastic at engaging my 11 year
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nicolemY7163ZI
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Buddy is best!
Row and Buddy were our tour guides. They were excellent! Loved the 4 seater carriage! Quaint town. Educational exp
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