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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour provided by Old South Carriage Company

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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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A note from Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour
Groups limited to 10 guests
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Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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14 Anson St
14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USADeparture Point: Old South Carriage Address: 14 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 Dates: Daily - MUST check-in 15-minutes
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    Old South Carriage Company
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    Our stable is where your tour experience will begin and end. After checking in you can say hi to our draft horses, watch an educational video, purchases a bottle of water, or use our restroom. As you board your carriage via our inclined ramp / easy loading platform, your certified tour guide will greet you.
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    Pass by Charleston City Market
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14 Anson St
14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USADeparture Point: Old South Carriage Address: 14 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 Dates: Daily - MUST check-in 15-minutes
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Highlights
  • Learn about 300 years of Charleston history in just one hour
  • Cover 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) while resting your feet on a carriage ride 
  • Multiple departure times offered to fit your busy sightseeing schedule 
  • Children three and under are free when they sit on a parent's lap
What to Expect
For this tour of South Carolina’s oldest city, arrive at the Old South Carriage Company at 14 Anson Street about 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check in. Climb into a carriage led by a horse and guide. The horse pulling your carriage is the same kind of draft horse that worked American farms in the 1800s, adding to the authenticity. During the tour, your carriage whisks through 30 blocks of the city’s historic area, about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers). Pass by antebellum mansions, old churches, and historical homes, such as the former residence of South Carolina governor William Aiken Jr. Your guide revisits more than 300 years of history, and you’ll learn about the city’s founding and its role in the Civil War. Cover the historical district without getting tired from walking or having to arrange transportation. Your tour ends back at Old South Carriage Company.
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Important Information
Departure Point
14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Certified driver/guide
  • 1-hour carriage tour
  • Belgian or Percheron draft horse
  • Entry/Admission - Old South Carriage Company
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: you MUST check-in 15-minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled with out refund.
  • Carriage can transport up to 16 passengers per departure.
  • Children 3 years and under are free provided that they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. If you want your child to have a seat, you must purchase a child seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 10 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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Kimberly wrote a review Today
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Our horse guide Chez was great...so was our human guide Roe! Both did an amazing job taking us around the town!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Brooks W wrote a review Yesterday
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Chez did a great job and we loved roll roll roll your boat she is the best tour guide! It was so worthwhile and fun !
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Kimberly S wrote a review Sep 27
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Our guide was funny and knowledgeable! We had the section by the water, the older part! Jack was our horse:)
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Tony V wrote a review Sep 27
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Scott was our guide and what great. Funny, trivial, and knowledgeable. Jim was our horse and he was awesome
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Katlyn wrote a review Sep 26
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Ben and Row Row were awesome! We got to hear a lot about the history of the town and see some beautiful homes and structures along the way!
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KristieKrejci
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Jimbo is the best horse
We had a wonderful ghost tour with Elliot and Jimbo. Elliot’s stories were great and informative and he seemed to l
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602charleeb
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Old south carriage ride
I would like to nominate Jim-Bo for employee of the month! What a sweet and delicate horse that listened so well. T
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sarahO2998SE
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Awesome way to explore the city!
Our tour guide was amazing! She was very knowledgeable & quite funny! I don’t recall her name but Jim was the horse
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Mama2boys2013
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Great ghost tour!
Carole and Jimbo (the horse) made an awesome pair to give us a peek into what makes Charleston the most haunted cit
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jencD1988NA
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This Tour Is a Must
Great tour with haunts & history. Our tour guide, Elliot, was funny, friendly & knowledgeable. But our horse, Jim,
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3plus1makes4
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Would do it again
Carol did a phenomenal job showing us Charleston by carriage in the dark! With tons of history and haunted stories,
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kshilson1
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Carriage Ride
Enjoyed Scott and Jim the horse. Scott was gracious, knowledgeable. We learned and lot and were entertained.
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ngachick
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Great Tour!
We had a great time. If you want a tour of historic downtown where you can learn about the buildings and what they
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kristenl105
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So Fun!
We had a wonderful time on our carriage ride! Our horse Blake was such a good boy! We loved it! Roe (sp) was so inf
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xtremekforever
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Very good experience!
The carriage ride was relaxing and informative. It was cool seeing Charleston from the comfort of the carriage and
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cwalk32
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Great Afterdark Carriage Ride
We ended up going to the Haunted Carriage tour after having a great time on the day time carriage ride. It was inte
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Joyce L
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Haunted Carriage tour
We had a great time! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Rowdy was the horse and he too l
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traciwillis3
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Loved the stories!
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. We loved all of the stories. Brought Charleston history to life.
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Z3858WWmarcg
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Do not recommend
Disappointed in the ghost tour. A 45 min. tour lasted 30 min. Did not feel engaged at all with the tour guide. I wo
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dixiebro
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Amazing ride with our guide Janice and horse Brian!
We had a great carriage tour in the morning and honestly learned the most from our entire trip through Janice about
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