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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.
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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.

Reviews (799)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Best carriage tour ever

Terrific tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and humorous. Clomping through the streets of Historic Charleston was like being transported back in time. And I was very impressed by the care of their horses. The stable was immaculate (as clean as my house) horses rotated to...More

Thank Gailsik
Reviewed 4 days ago
Fantastic guide

This tour was very interesting and our guide Row was informative and witty. This tour gives a good insight into the history of the area.

Thank 974janetr
Reviewed 1 week ago
Not recommended

I booked a tour online before arriving in Charleston. When I arrived at the carriage, I noticed a coupon good for $10 off my previously charged fee. Not good for a previously booked tour I was told. Huh? Then, once the tour was underway, we...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice host

Kinda pushed along by traffic... the pace was a little fast and would like to have heard more about everything we were able to see.

Thank BarbW154
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful tour of history and time!

This tour was fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The horses were fantastic and the company showed us videos on how well taken care of these fine animals are. The tour guide was very informative and new his history very well. He...More

Thank mrsriddle03
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23 November 2018|
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Response from RAIMIS2 | Reviewed this property |
We found a spot on the street, about a block away next to that city market. I believe they had a parking lot right next to their location as well.
3 November 2018|
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Response from cbkaufhold | Reviewed this property |
They do have a small waiting area inside the barn where you could leave a folded stroller and they always have someone behind the counter so it would be safe to leave it. Also, under the benches on the carriage you could... More
Gordon M
1 October 2018|
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Response from mrsniice | Reviewed this property |
The tour is an hour.