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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.
US$26.00
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10am 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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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.

Reviews (741)
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Reviewed today
Nice Ride!

This tour was super informative and our guide was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Thank StacyJ283
Reviewed yesterday
Fun way to spend an hour in Charleston

Had a great guide (Van) and our horse was Chas.... both very talented. Van was full of a great deal of history about the area as we toured the route. Nice relaxing way to see a lot of the history of Charleston.

Thank lvshell
Reviewed yesterday
Carriage Ride in Charleston - Fabulous

We took a historic carriage ride in Charleston SC and had a fabulous time. Gary was our tour guide and he made it so much fun. He didn't just do the tour. He was funny and had a lot of interaction with all of us....More

Thank immakndust
Reviewed yesterday
Lovely

Our guide was very knowledgeable and I greatly appreciate the explanation on the care of the horses was greatly appreciated. It was a lovely way to see Charleston. Highly recommend.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed yesterday
Nice carriage ride with entertaining driver

My friends and I enjoyed our carriage ride with Old South. Our tour took us through the city and by many historical buildings, but unfortunately not by the Rainbow Row. Carriage rides in Charleston are monitored by the city, and one's route is determined by...More

Thank gingerlee13
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Gordon M
1 October 2018|
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Response from mrsniice | Reviewed this property |
The tour is an hour.
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moonspinnerwa
6 September 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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RobbinJim
28 August 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.
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