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1-Hour Guided Carriage Tour of Charleston's Historic District

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A carriage tour of downtown Charleston takes you to the city’s top historic sites in a short amount of time—perfect for first-time visitors. Stay out of the sun without missing a sight in the covered, open-sided carriage as your guide regales you with stories and fun facts from the Holy City’s long history.
  • Horse and carriage tour of historic Charleston is a classic experience
  • Ride past key Charleston sites in a covered carriage with open sides
  • Fully narrated tour provides insight into Charleston’s long history
  • Cover more ground in downtown Charleston in less time on a carriage tour
What to Expect
Arrive at a centrally located stable in downtown Charleston at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. After meeting the horses, board a comfortable carriage and begin to make your way through the heart of the city. The carriage is covered to protect from the sun but open on the sides for easy viewing. Tour through 20 blocks of the Charleston historic district, visiting top sites such as City Market, the Battery, and Rainbow Row. Your guide fills you in Charleston history—from its early days as a small colony in 1670 to its recent revival—and exemplifies the South’s distinct humor and charm. The tour concludes at the Old Brick Barn, the oldest active stable in the city and a good jumping off point for the rest of your day’s exploration.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Old Brick Barn OR Green Carriage
Return Details
Tour ends at The Old Brick Barn
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide/driver
  • One hour carriage tour of the historic district
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather. The tour may be cancelled if the weather is deemed to be unsafe (thunder and lightning), or if the temperature is over 95 degrees
  • Due to the fact that we are working with horses and booking times may fluctuate, please make sure you check in at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time
  • Children 3 and under can ride on a lap for free
  • You are welcome to bring drinks (non-alcoholic) on the carriage
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was our third carriage tour in Charleston and we loved it. They shared information we hadn’t heard on previous tours. Scott and Carson clearly enjoy what they do and it shows.
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I was not super stoked at first on the idea of a carriage ride around the city. However, Scott's enthusiasm and knowledge quickly changed that. I learned a ton about the city through him and I'm excited to learn more now. I'd highly recommend that people request to go on Scott's
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We had an amazing tour of historic Charleston with Scott and his trusty steed, Bowie today. Scott obviously loves the city and shared many interesting details and factoids about this quaint town. I highly recommend starting your day in Charleston with this tour so you know the
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Awesome ride! Our horse was historical and the guide was a great story teller and very informative. She was able to tell so much about Charleston history. She had complete control over Bud and Bud responded to all of her commands. I felt safe, the staff were hospitable, the
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Scott is friendly, informative and just the perfect tour guide. I could listen to him all day! He truly likes his job and the horses. 100% recommend this company and this tour! If you don’t get Scott, then wait for his tour... he’s worth the wait!
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