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This after-hours tour covers 15 blocks, mostly within the original city's boundaries. As your licensed tour guide expounds on Charleston's 350-year history, ride past the Powder Magazine (oldest building), the Circular Congregational Church with the oldest graveyard in the city, and the Four Corners of Law.
Turn onto Broad St. taking you on one of the oldest trading routes through the city, passing the Old Exchange Building, Waterfront Park with its prominent Pineapple Fountain, and the historic City Market. 

The carriage is pulled by the strongest working draft horses! These are the same kinds of draft horses that worked on American farms in the early 1800s.

Locations visited
Charleston City Market
Riley Waterfront Park
Old South Carriage Company
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Overview
Discover Charleston's colonial roots on this evening carriage tour within the city of Charles Towne's original boundaries. Travel with a horse and buggy, just as the colonists did, on an evening tour that spares you from the midday heat as you learn about Charleston history between 1680-1770, including a visit to the oldest building in Charleston, the Four Corners of Law, Waterfront Park, and more.
Highlights
  • Evening carriage tour of Charleston
  • Travel in horse and buggy through the city's oldest historic section
  • Learn about the history of Charleston between 1680 and 1770, including its mounted defense against numerous invaders
  • Visit important historical sites such as the Powder Magazine, the Four Corners of Law, and numerous churches
  • Multiple evening departure times to suit your schedule
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
this was fun

we did it at night and it was exciting to see the places they took us and the people were so nice ..... and we see the city in a different way

Thank Pamella M
Reviewed 24 July 2018
History!

Can't get enough of wonderful Charleston and her history. Josh gave us a great tour with lots of interesting facts. Vern took great care of us as well!

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 18 July 2018
So-So Ghost Tour

Took a Charleston Carriage Ride Ghost tour on Friday the 13th. There was a little history and a little ghost info but not a lot of either. Was disappointed that on Friday the 13th, this wasn't more ghostly or better, scarier stories. Tour guide told...More

Thank deron20
Reviewed 1 June 2018
Great experience to learn about historic Charleston!

A few of us are locals to Charleston, but when we had our nonprofit national summit in Charleston this Spring, we knew we needed to fit a carriage ride into the schedule for all of our of town folks! The weather was lovely, the staff...More

Thank Leigh G
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile
Interesting tour of old Charleston.

We had a great time with Elliot the guide and Chip the horse! Elliot is very knowledgeable about Charleston's history and provided valuable commentary as we rode through the streets. We will go back☺️

Thank CosmicVagabond
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