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1-Hour Guided Carriage Tour of Charleston's Historic District

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There is no better way to experience the charm and beauty of old Charleston than by horse and carriage!  This 1-hour guided tour will take you through centuries of Charleston's history and culture. Pass by some of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods the city has to offer.
  • Horse and carriage tour of historic Charleston is a classic experience
  • Ride past key Charleston sites in a covered carriage with open sides
  • Fully narrated tour provides insight into Charleston’s long history
  • Cover more ground in downtown Charleston in less time on a carriage tour
What to Expect
Arrive at a centrally located stable in downtown Charleston at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. After meeting the horses, board a comfortable carriage and begin to make your way through the heart of the city. The carriage is covered to protect from the sun but open on the sides for easy viewing. Tour through 20 blocks of the Charleston historic district, visiting top sites such as City Market, the Battery, and Rainbow Row. Your guide fills you in Charleston history—from its early days as a small colony in 1670 to its recent revival—and exemplifies the South’s distinct humor and charm. The tour concludes at the Old Brick Barn, the oldest active stable in the city and a good jumping off point for the rest of your day’s exploration.
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Departure Point
10 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide/driver
  • One hour carriage tour of the historic district
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather. The tour may be cancelled if the weather is deemed to be unsafe (thunder and lightning), or if the temperature is over 95 degrees
  • Due to the fact that we are working with horses and booking times may fluctuate, please make sure you check in at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time
  • Children 3 and under can ride on a lap for free
  • You are welcome to bring drinks (non-alcoholic) on the carriage
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We took a tour on Thanksgiving Day with our family visiting from out of town. I've been on many carriage tours but this was the best by far! The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining! I would recommend this carriage company!
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Our tour guide Scott and Elwood (the horse) provided a great tour filled with fun facts and historically accurate information.
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We had a great time today, Scott was super knowledgeable and helpful. We saw a lot of nice scenes, beautiful buildings, and learned a lot of facts about the city history, architecture, and famous historical figures. And ofcourse, we have to thank the star of the ride, our 2000
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Scott (guide)and Elwood (our horse) were great! Scott was fun, entertaining, and informative, enhancing our tour. Highly recommend!
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Perfect experience for my family. Betsy was funny and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour for all ages.
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