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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.

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Reviewed yesterday
Informative and enjoyable

RoRo, our tour guide was funny, well informed and I loved how she engaged her passengers in her presentation, making this an interactive experience and not just a rolling lecture, with Max the horse, tooting along ;-).

Thank Debby T
Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent tour!

Fantastic tour guide...colorful, informative, and entertaining. Best way to see and learn about Charleston.

Thank Cal and Irma L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great ride!

Will and rowdy are a perfect team! Will did an excellent job on the details of historic building and streets of Charleston. He also gave details as to the care of the horses which I appreciated. Turns out these horse are very much cared for....More

Thank lesley509
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Always a highlight of a Charleston visit!

Whenever we visit we enjoy the historical insight given on the relaxing buggy ride. Mike did not disappoint as he graced us with plentiful stories of the buildings and founding fathers. Frank pulled us through a leisurely paced ride. This was a highlight of our...More

Thank TexasOU
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Old South Carriage Tour awesome

The carriage tour is so worth it. It’s fun, informative and a very easy way to see the sights. Our guide was Vaughn and he was awesome. His horse Buddy is deeply loved and cared for. You could tell. Buddy is looking for a horse...More

Thank SusanQQ
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Trail16593746308
November 3, 2018|
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Response from gingerlee13 | Reviewed this property |
You will get on the carriage at a carriage house where there is a waiting area, an office, etc. You should be able to leave your stroller there. Our carriage was completely filled with tourists--no room for a stroller.
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Gordon M
September 30, 2018|
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Response from mrsniice | Reviewed this property |
The tour is an hour.
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moonspinnerwa
September 5, 2018|
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Response from caholland4444 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! they have a steps up to a plat form to seat you into the carriage, and back down again. The seats and ride were also very comfortable so I do not think this tour would be an issue for him.
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