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Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour

  • See Charleston just like people did more than 300 years ago—by carriage 
  • Learn history as your guide tells stories about the city’s past
  • Get to interact with the horses at the stable
Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour
From US$23.00
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9:45am Carriage DepartureMost Popular
Take a little extra time in the morning but still save $ and join us at 9:45am on our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston.
10:40am Carriage Departure
Join us at 10:20am on our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston. This Tour departs in the FALL!
5:00pm Carriage Tour
Join us at 5:00pm on our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston.
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See the historic city of Charleston from a historic transportation method—by horse-drawn carriage. You’ll pass by old homes, see decorative ironwork, and learn the history behind city attractions. With a historic Charleston carriage tour departing every 30 minutes, it’s easy to fit this guided tour into your sightseeing itinerary. Plus, meeting at the stables gives you more time to interact with the horses, too.

What to Expect

For this carriage tour, meet in Charleston's historic district at 20 Anson Street, in the stable opposite Market Street, and get ready to experience the streets the same way as those of the past did—by horse-drawn carriage.

Carriages leave for this guided tour every 30 minutes, and you’ll want to check in 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time to turn in your voucher. There is a horse stable at the start of the tour, which you can explore before or after your tour.

Enjoy the views of the historic city from your carriage as your guide, licensed by the city, points out important landmarks and attractions and tells stories from the past. You’ll travel through Charleston’s historic district and cover three to four miles (4.8 to 6.4 kilometers) of its scenic streets.

Your Charleston historical tour ends back where it started—at 20 Anson Street.

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Reviewed yesterday
Fantastic Tour Guide

We had a very positive experience exploring Historic Charleston with Al from Charleston Carriage Works. Al was entertaining and extremely knowledgeable. We highly recommend taking a tour with Al through Charleston Carriage Works.

Thank Sayre W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Superb tour with a gripping guide and well looked after horses.

My first concern when seeing working horses is their well-being. We did some research before booking this tour and thought the general feedback was that the horses were well looked after and I am very happy to report that they were. The tour guide (I...More

1  Thank Imogen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Way to See Charleston

Our group of four had a great experience with our Carriage ride last Saturday. Al was informative and funny, and even with the heat and noise, was able to share a lot of interesting historical facts about Charleston during our ride. A good value and...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice tour option to see the city

After all the time I have spent in Charleston, I have seen a number of carriage rides, I have certainly smelled a number of carriage rides, I have definitely been inconvenienced by a good number of carriage rides, but I have never taken a carriage...More

5  Thank jayseae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour!

Our guide was informative, funny, and a bit corny. Perfect! Learned a lot and got to spend time petting our beautiful horse before the tour. We took the first tour in the morning which actually runs a bit cheaper. Highly recommend!

1  Thank mclays
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12 July 2018|
Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry. I do not know whether or not they would charg3 you.
Linda V
25 May 2018|
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. I'm not sure if dogs are allowed on the carriage rides. Therefore, I would suggest calling the carriage ride company to verify. Enjoy your trip!
Eileen L
10 May 2018|
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Response from Carol K | Reviewed this property |
Probably, but most are for about 12-15 people