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Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour

  • See Charleston just like people did more than 300 years ago—by carriage 
  • Learn history as your guide tells stories about the city’s past
  • Get to interact with the horses at the stable
Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour
From US$23.00
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9:45am Carriage DepartureMost Popular
Take a little extra time in the morning but still save $ and join us at 9:45am on our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston.
From US$24.00
10:40am Carriage Departure
Join us at 10:20am on our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston. This Tour departs in the FALL!
From US$26.00
5:00pm Carriage Tour
Join us at 5:00pm on our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston.
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See the historic city of Charleston from a historic transportation method—by horse-drawn carriage. You’ll pass by old homes, see decorative ironwork, and learn the history behind city attractions. With a historic Charleston carriage tour departing every 30 minutes, it’s easy to fit this guided tour into your sightseeing itinerary. Plus, meeting at the stables gives you more time to interact with the horses, too.

What to Expect

For this carriage tour, meet in Charleston's historic district at 20 Anson Street, in the stable opposite Market Street, and get ready to experience the streets the same way as those of the past did—by horse-drawn carriage.

Carriages leave for this guided tour every 30 minutes, and you’ll want to check in 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time to turn in your voucher. There is a horse stable at the start of the tour, which you can explore before or after your tour.

Enjoy the views of the historic city from your carriage as your guide, licensed by the city, points out important landmarks and attractions and tells stories from the past. You’ll travel through Charleston’s historic district and cover three to four miles (4.8 to 6.4 kilometers) of its scenic streets.

Your Charleston historical tour ends back where it started—at 20 Anson Street.

Reviews (401)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Scenic informative tour

This is a great way to see Charleston at it’s finest while learning about history .... and “ the rest of the story”. We traveled the streets of Charleston and learned about architecture,historical interests , and stories usually not found in travel guides. Blankets were...More

Thank 93sherylb
Reviewed 2 days ago
Absolutely a MUST on your travels

They are so educational historically & the sights are awesome. People welcoming, shopping fabulous. A picture eprfect visit

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank pinkpuddles2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Horse drawn carriage ride in downtown Charleston

We had seen many a horse-drawn carriage in downtown Charleston and were lucky enough to happen upon Steve at the Charleston Carriage Works booth at the corner of Anson and East Bay Street. We were ready to go and Steve quickly coordinated for us to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robindepeder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Ride with Gary!

Charleston is full of history and a tour with the Charleston Carriage Works is the best way to see the city. Our horse, Gary, was new to the team, but gave us a big smile before our ride. Unfortunately I don't remember our guide's name,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Old South Tours

Had a lovely time touring Charleston with Drake and Ben. Great tour of Meeting Street, waterfront and Kings Dr.

Thank 855meaganmurphy
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Response from jayseae | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets all around the market. Because they go through the same "gate" to pick up their route (it's a lottery system), all the tours take the same general route, meaning that you'll get on your carriage at... More