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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour

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  • 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 
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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour
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11am departure; Charleston Carriage Ride - Guests must check in 15-minutes prior to start time as tours promptly leave at start time.
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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.

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.

Reviews (922)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Elisabeth and Larbear are the best!

We had the greatest time on our tour today! Elisabeth was a very knowledgeable tour guide and she’s cute as a button! Larry is a very handsome boy and loves ha ing his picture made. Highly recommend the tour and especially with Elisabeth and Larry!

Thank ShanMaloney
Reviewed yesterday
Very Enjoyable!!

Our guide Chris was very knowledgeable and friendly, told us lots of great stories about Charleston and its history. Max did all the hard work of pulling us around, was well behaved and followed commands to a T. It was a chilly day and there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Need3characters
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Fantastic

Elisabeth (docent) and Larry the Belgian provided a fantastic tour of historic and downtown Charleston. We took your recommendation and enjoyed a delicious crepe lunch on Queen St. Thank you so much and hope to see you sailing in Michigan someday. Dogs ARE permitted too....More

Thank chrisc42019
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Charleston by Carriage

Our carriage ride was fun and educational, our driver Will was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston! The beautiful Rowdy was great and followed commands perfectly! Will and Rowdy made a great team! I will do this carriage ride again time I visit. This...More

Thank tammymW1241CX
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
What a great way to see the city.

John (The handsome one ) and horse Larry were AMAZING. John really knew his stuff and was pleasant and witty. Being a tourist this was a great way to see and learn so much about this beautiful city. My only one suggestion would be that...More

Thank VOKane
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mhumbert2018
11 March 2019|
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Response from Kay B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the Senior discount. However, look for the tourist coupon books..we found $2 off each person.
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Sean V
2 March 2019|
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Thank you
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18 February 2019|
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Response from Jack B | Reviewed this property |
We boarded in the barn and the carriage is level with the platform so you would not have a problem boarding. Palmetto carriage works.
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