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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
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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.
From US$24.00
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!
From US$26.00
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.

Reviews (398)
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Reviewed yesterday
Great Ride with Gary!

Charleston is full of history and a tour with the Charleston Carriage Works is the best way to see the city. Our horse, Gary, was new to the team, but gave us a big smile before our ride. Unfortunately I don't remember our guide's name,...More

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Old South Tours

Had a lovely time touring Charleston with Drake and Ben. Great tour of Meeting Street, waterfront and Kings Dr.

Thank 855meaganmurphy
Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent Tour

We booked this tour based on a TripAdvisor recommendation and we were not disappointed. Our horse was named Rocky, but I do not remember the drivers name, but he was very entertaining and informative. Our ride actually ended up taking about 1 1/2 hours. The...More

1  Thank Rod R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Didn't get the pretty end of town tour

Tours are given out by the luck of the draw as to which area you tour. I called my tour blah houses and peaks between streets of things we were not going to see. We ended up in what I would call the ghetto of...More

2  Thank NJtravelor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Old South carriage tour

Vaughn, the driver and tour guide was great. Saw exactly what I was looking for in historic Charleston. Ben, our trusty horse, knew his stuff. Great job, Ben!

Thank 497pamelam
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Deb M
23 October 2018|
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Response from jayseae | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets all around the market. Because they go through the same "gate" to pick up their route (it's a lottery system), all the tours take the same general route, meaning that you'll get on your carriage at... More
12 July 2018|
Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
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