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3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
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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.
$35.00 per adult
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lepmd wrote a review Oct 23
United States688 contributions130 helpful votes
Only 1/3 of the house is open right now because of COVID but this isn’t mentioned on the website as of 10/23. The website says that the main house is open, but only the main floor of the house (4 rooms) allow guests. They’ve closed off the basement level with kitchen and upstairs bedroom level. We weren’t happy that we canceled a beach day and paid full price admission for 1/3 of what we normally can see here. I am happy they’re requiring masks but the person at the gift shop was just in a loose face shield (no mask) which does nothing to protect visitors to the gift shop. I would skip this until the entire home is open to visitors again and visit one is the plantations with gardens instead.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Dixie P wrote a review Oct 16
Provo, Utah11 contributions
We loved the grounds and the house guide was great. She was archeologist, so she gave some added insight. I loved seeing things left as they were and cared for instead of "restoring" and making it look all perfect. I love to see the real boards and bricks.
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jdc wrote a review Oct 9
Graham, North Carolina118 contributions17 helpful votes
Plenty of room to run and play, but other than that, only the most intelligent of children will benefit. I am interested in this history and have a lot of background information, and so, it was worth my time.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Laura B wrote a review Sep 2020
153 contributions17 helpful votes
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Visited on a Saturday at 2pm, not very busy which made the experience extra enjoyable. Tickets were $22/adult and covered everything offered on the grounds (we purchased at the booth entering the property). There isn't an organized tour but even better, a curator was giving basically individual tours of the house and answering all questions in detail. Keep in mind, this isn't a lavish garden or restored home but focus on the architecture and preservation of the home. There was also a nice guide to use throughout the property.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kim S wrote a review Aug 2020
12 contributions4 helpful votes
I love touring plantations. This one is different. It is unfurnished so that you can see the architecture and admire the beauty of it. The docent was not very interested in answering our questions. In fact my husband asked about all of the beams since they looked to be saw cut instead of hand hewn. Her response was when you have enough money you can buy anything. Really? So, hundreds of years ago they had that capability? Everyone else was very nice. It's bad enough that half of everything is closed or partially closed during covid. But, I would think you would really want your best people representing your establishment. I spent $50 for 3 of us to tour one floor a vacant building. At least be nice to us.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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