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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.
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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.
  • 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 
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot for your convenience
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Reviewed yesterday
Outstanding tour of Charleston

My wife and I were in Charleston to celebrate our anniversary and took the carriage tour in the morning. The tour guide was knowledgeable and provided a lot of insight into the history and culture of Charleston. We will do the carriage tour again the...More

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Reviewed yesterday
Lots of history

It packs a lot into a one-hour tour. You can't see the whole city because each tour is randomly assigned a particular sector of the city, but you'll see plenty. We found the history related to the Great Charleston Earthquake to be particularly fascinating. After...More

Thank Mathew S
Reviewed yesterday
Great time!

Family of 5 carriage ride with our driver Van. He took the time to explain the care of the horses to allay any fears of abuse, and then we were off on the "1A" tour of Charleston. He's incredibly knowledgeable, has a great sense of...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 2 days ago
Wonderful Weston

We took my roommate's Mother to Charleston for the day and decided that the Palmetto Carriage Works would be a great place for us to begin our adventure. We were lucky enough to have Weston as our city guide this afternoon. He is extremely knowledgeable...More

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 2 days ago
Well Worth The Price

We made reservations for a 1 hr guided tour before leaving Asheville. Our Tour Guide was Ross, who has a good sense of humor and is quite knowledgeable. You meet in the barn, which is kept clean and well ventilated for the horses. Our tour...More

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July 25, 2018|
Response from Glen M | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem getting tickets that day at the office. There are a lot of tours leaving at regular intervals so finding a tour time should not be a problem.
June 20, 2018|
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May 12, 2018|
Response from rmammone | Reviewed this property |
Our son was four and he did well. It’s about an hour long and I think that was the max for him with the tour
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