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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

  • Learn about the old-fashioned charm and history of Charleston from your guide
  • Cover 25–30 blocks of the city on a horse-drawn carriage to save time
  • Multiple tour times available to fit your busy schedule 
Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
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If you’re a big history buff or just want to make your way around Charleston’s historic district without walking miles on foot, then opt for this guided tour. Travel up to 30 blocks on a horse-drawn carriage as your guide tells you fun facts about the city’s past. Plus, multiple tour times and a short duration time make it easy to fit this tour into your busy schedule.
What to Expect
For this tour of Charleston, meet your guide at the big red barn at Palmetto Carriage Works on Guignard Street. Once you check in, hop aboard an old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage (it’s covered overhead, so do keep in mind that the tour happens rain or shine).

Ride through Charleston’s historic area, learning about the history of some of its old mansions as you ride along. Your guide will point out other key places such as St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and the Charleston County Courthouse.

Hear fascinating stories about the city, including pirate raids, the American Civil War, plantations, and even the Revolutionary War.

After cruising about 30 blocks, your tour ends back at the departure point.
Reviews (421)
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Reviewed yesterday
The perfect tour I have ever had with Mike W

He was perfect He had every thing to say about each building. He is also very courteous if you want to take pictures he will stop,and he cracked the best jokes. Also we had some rough horses many just a little but he just awesome...More

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Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful Tour Experience with Mike W

Mike W is a fountain of knowledge of the history of Charleston, SC. He gave a fantastic tour and I'd recommend taking the tour several times since there are five different routes that can be taken.

Thank Sherpa03059407921
Reviewed 5 days ago
very (historically) educational tour of Charleston

We had the good fortune to have ROSS an American History educated tour guide. Also, a local with detailed knowledge of the town. He had great wit to make the tour fun and excellent knowledge to fill in historical details of the various time periods...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Carriage Ride filled with history & humor

We enjoyed an hour-long carriage tour with a most helpful, humorous and engaged Charleston historian, - Tim T. Did an absolutely fantastic job and easily answered any and all ad hoc questions. We really enjoyed this as a relaxing way to see the sites and...More

Thank MMTP2015
Reviewed 6 days ago
Perfect way to see Historic Charleston

Our driver, Van, and horse, O'Malley, were the best ever! Van is fully of historical facts and interesting details and explains the history while on this slow-paced comfortable carriage ride through the historic district. He knows just when to pull over to see something specific...More

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October 22, 2018|
Response from Barry B |
Yes, but they are assigned by a department of the city of Charleston (I believe) to prevent too many carriages being on the same route at the same time, thus stalling traffic on the narrow streets. You can't pick your route... More
October 22, 2018|
Response from Daniel A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are. The City controls the route that the carriage companies take and it is a lottery. This is to prevent any one area from becoming overcrowded.