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Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour

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
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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 $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 $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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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.

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 (395)
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank NJtravelor
Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 2 days ago
Take a tour more than once

The one hour tours are informative and interesting. Since the route is a city lottery you cannot reserve your route but all informative. Jack the horse did a great job and Gary knows Charleston and loves his job

Thank Eatlocal5552
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Family Reunion

Had a wonderful informative Carriage ride. Dustin was very knowledgeable and our horse Rodney gave us a great ride. So worth the trip.

Thank booboo5445
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour

Awesome 1 hour tour of residences through historic Charleston. Tour guide was knowledgeable albeit a tad political. Still would recommend without hesitation.

Thank Aaron Y
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Deb M
October 23, 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
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jendavis87
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry. I do not know whether or not they would charg3 you.
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