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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 
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.
10am departure; Charleston Carriage Ride - Guests must check in 15-minutes prior to start time as tours promptly leave at start time.
12pm 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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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
Great way to take in the history of this lovely city.

Arriving in Charleston in the week after hurricane Florence was due to hit we were lucky to share this lovely city with only a few tourists. We were told the carriage ride was a "must do" and were very pleased to relax and let our...More

Thank aussieos09
Reviewed 5 days ago
Nice rid

Friendly staff and We learned a lot about the history of Charleston and it was a relaxing way to see the city. Would do it again because you can’t see it all in one ride. Friendly staff and driver. Also gave us a senior discount...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Not the best I have had!

Tour: Saturday at 11:20 9/8/2018 Myself and three girlfriends chose this tour company because I had used them before. The tour was not as good as the first one - could have been location of the tour or maybe the tour guide but I know...More

Thank mrsniice
Reviewed 1 week ago
Old Town Carriage

We were a little disappointed with the carriage ride. You are in a lottery and then they take you that part of the town. Our horse was very tired and would not cooperate very well, so we did not get to see much. The next...More

Thank donnaq272
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Carriage Town Tour

Great way to see the city and learn about the history. We had Katie as our guide and Buddy as her horse. Despite signs that state the horses should not be pulling carriages, Katie explained that they only work a few hours, have several days...More

Thank moducks503
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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.
August 28, 2018|
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Response from BuckandNina | Reviewed this property |
You can do it also on-line on the Old South website. There are various discounts (senior, military, kids, etc.). You really do need to book ahead of time -- tours leave every hour and are usually full.
richard b
August 21, 2018|
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Response from Ramona R | Reviewed this property |
I advise you call. Personally I doubt it will be allowed.