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Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Traverse up to 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) of the historic area without walking
  • Children two and under are free when they sit on a parent's lap
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Location:  Charleston's Market Area
Duration
1h
Inclusions
  • City-Licensed Professional Tour Guide
  • 1-hour carriage tour of Charleston's Historic District
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Subject to weather. If canceled due to bad weather, you can choose an alternative time or full refund
  • Carriages can accommodate up to 16 passengers.
  • Children 2 years and under are free but must sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. You always have the option of purchasing a seat for your child.
  • Please check-in 15-minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Failure to do so may result in your reservation being delayed to a later time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I was impressed right from the start. Our tour guide Blake hugged his horse Donald and pressed his head against Donald’s and talking quietly to him, telling him this was the last ride of the day. The stable was clean, Donald and the the other horses clean and well-groomed, and
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The tour was amazing and fun! We had Trevor as our horse, I cannot remember the gentleman who drove us, but he was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. I would recommend anyone to take this type of tour especially from Charleston Carriage Works.
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On a beautiful day in Charleston, we decided to take a carriage ride. Great sense of humour Al made this an enjoyable tour of old Charleston, while Gary, the horse, skillfully guided us through the streets. We learned a lot, and laughed a lot as we meandered through the narrow
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Very knowledgeable tour guide. Beautiful homes and fascinating history of the city and the area. Comfortable ride. You can meet your Belgian Draft Horse before the ride. Very friendly horses and love to be scratched on the nose.
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We picked this company because of the good reviews on TA. They didn’t disappoint. Our driver, I think his name was Blake, kept us entertained the whole time. His knowledge of Charleston and his jokes made the tour enjoyable. This is one of the smaller companies doing carriage
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By: Charleston Carriage Works
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P4113DWpaulw
Winthrop, Maine
17220
Fun Tour of Charleston Historic District
I was impressed right from the start. Our tour guide Blake hugged his horse Donald and pressed his head against
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Sarah M
Iowa City, Iowa
76
Tour Guide dissapointed
We brought 6 guests with us to experience a historic carriage ride. Sadly, it didn't live up to previous
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Fronk89
Pahrump, Nevada
150
Great Tour!
The tour was amazing and fun! We had Trevor as our horse, I cannot remember the gentleman who drove us, but he
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Cammie_5
Peterborough, Canada
12660
Al and Gary made this worth while!
On a beautiful day in Charleston, we decided to take a carriage ride. Great sense of humour Al made this an
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Gigirie123
Walton Hills, Ohio
234
Blake and Rocky, what a team!
I have to say, we really enjoyed the ride. Our guide Blake was so enjoyable and a local to the area. His knowledge
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AnnaW717
Leisure World, Maryland
118
Belgian Draft horse Carriage Ride
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Beautiful homes and fascinating history of the city and the area. Comfortable ride.
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titanfan1
Nashville, Tennessee
5358
Enjoyable ride through Charleston
We picked this company because of the good reviews on TA. They didn’t disappoint. Our driver, I think his name was
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wxrr
Fort Mill, South Carolina
11119
Wonderful way to learn about Charleston
We were told that all the carriage rides in Charleston were regulated as far as price and the route they take
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Cathy S
Des Moines, Iowa
60
Charming!
We had an entertaining and informative tour of historic Charleston, on a horse drawn carriage with the witty Al
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lamarr406
Statesville, North Carolina
1079
My bride & I had a very great tour w/driver, Mark Jones!
This was very interesting & history jammed packed into this carriage ride of old Charleston by driver, Mark Jones,
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Yankee_Doodle_Do
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
11435
Great Introduction to the City
I would suggest this tour (or others like it) as your introduction to the city. You will be driven around the city
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weis52016
Liverpool, New York
359
Make the time to do this
Many choices but we love this pick. Great guides who have 16 weeks of training and it shows. Prompt service, well
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Anne D
10
Such a great way to explore the city!
My husband and I recently visited Charleston for our honeymoon and decided to take a carriage ride through the
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Marjorie C
173
Great Tour!
There are many choices for carriage rides, but we recommend this company. We had an informative, interesting tour
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DianeHerts
England
122
Great start to exploring
Great way to start exploring downtown Charleston, would advise you pre book and do this tour first, especially on
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