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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

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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.
US$35.00 per adult
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Alex S. wrote a review 19 Jan
Saint Louis, Missouri2 contributions
We visited in mid-January and the grounds were still amazing and beautiful. Camellias in bloom everywhere! The views of the live oaks dripping with Spanish moss with the river as a background are wonderful. There are lots of informative and interesting exhibits of daily life in the 1800s—farming, textiles, pottery, for example.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Jennifer K wrote a review 18 Jan
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Had a great visit. The grounds were amazing. Staff at house were very knowledgeable. I ended up dropping my phone in the pond and a staff member Dave went in the freezing water and got my phone. Wow! Thanks Dave, you saved the day!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Ms. Salsa wrote a review 18 Jan
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We bought the combo tickets for the Middleton Place & Edmondston-Alston House. We first visited the Middleton Place on the outskirts of Charleston. Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking! The entire property is very well kept and maintained. The main house tour was short and interesting. It had about a handful of courteous and very informative ladies who were ready to assist you with all your questions. My favorite spot was the area around the carriage house and home to most of all the animals. You get to pet the sheep, Lily the cow and some of the horses used to pull the carriages for reserved rides. The horses were majestic indeed and sweet when approached. We had the pleasure in meeting this very nice gentleman who worked in the section that exhibited many of the equipment used to run the functions of the house and barn area. He was very informative and attentive to our questions. We also got to meet a nice young man who represented a blacksmith, and who showed us how he actually made and welded pieces together on sight. There was another gentleman who played the part of one who worked back then forming different kinds of wooden barrels for more than one use. There was also still standing, a home where one of their many slaves lived and continued living, even after she was freed. Note: My review doesn't include the Middleton restaurant, that one has its own rating.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Gabriela wrote a review 12 Jan
Miami, Florida83 contributions31 helpful votes
As soon as you arrive you feel like traveled in time to the past. The gardens are absolutly beautiful! The house tour is a must, the volunteers are very friendly and have so much knoweledge about the place. Great place to learn some history.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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josephineb wrote a review 4 Jan
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Jeff Neale, Thank you so much for taking the time to show us around Middleton Place. The tour was very interesting and your passion for Middleton Place was contagious! Your insight and knowledge made the history there come alive. Looking forward to another visit. Thank you again! Jo and Liz
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Date of experience: November 2020
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