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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

  • Learn about the old-fashioned charm and history of Charleston from your guide
  • Cover 25–30 blocks of the city on a horse-drawn carriage to save time
  • Multiple tour times available to fit your busy schedule 
Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
From US$26.00
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If you’re a big history buff or just want to make your way around Charleston’s historic district without walking miles on foot, then opt for this guided tour. Travel up to 30 blocks on a horse-drawn carriage as your guide tells you fun facts about the city’s past. Plus, multiple tour times and a short duration time make it easy to fit this tour into your busy schedule.
What to Expect
For this tour of Charleston, meet your guide at the big red barn at Palmetto Carriage Works on Guignard Street. Once you check in, hop aboard an old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage (it’s covered overhead, so do keep in mind that the tour happens rain or shine).

Ride through Charleston’s historic area, learning about the history of some of its old mansions as you ride along. Your guide will point out other key places such as St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and the Charleston County Courthouse.

Hear fascinating stories about the city, including pirate raids, the American Civil War, plantations, and even the Revolutionary War.

After cruising about 30 blocks, your tour ends back at the departure point.
Reviews (396)
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Reviewed yesterday
Fun and informative tour!

We took the first tour of the morning and there were only 6 people and it was great! We had plenty of room and were able to ask the guide questions. This tour is a good way to see and learn more about Charleston.

Thank laurab9876
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
One-Hour Carriage Tour

Our guide today was Dana and she did a fantastic job! She was friendly and had a great sense of humor. And she certainly knows the history of Charleston.... we learned so much from her. Our horse was Abbapoola and he was just wonderful. The...More

Thank lcobb97
Reviewed 2 days ago
Outstanding tour of great history

We had a great tour guide named Ross who was guiding the horse Trump on our tour of the Battery area of Charleston. Ross was an excellent guide since he grew up in Charleston than received his history degree and USC and is now a...More

Thank Neal S
Reviewed 4 days ago
historical Charleston

wonderful way to get an overview of the city’s history. tour leaves at regular intervals through the day, lasts about 1 hour, and takes you up and down streets with historical homes, providing details on the settlements, the home, and basic history. I especially love...More

Thank kae106
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Solid overview of local history, Monica is great.

We were tightly packed into a carriage for this tour, but out tour guide Monica kept the flow of information entertaining so you barely noticed the seating arrangement. The tour covers local buildings and sights as you ride through the city. It is good to...More

Thank Byron B
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26 July 2018|
Response from Glen M | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem getting tickets that day at the office. There are a lot of tours leaving at regular intervals so finding a tour time should not be a problem.
21 June 2018|
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