Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour

Charleston, United States

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1 hour (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


This one-hour tour tells the tales of Charleston's most pivotal moments and will have travelers falling in love with the unique culture and beautiful landscapes of this southern city. Your experience begins in the stable opposite Market Street, where you'll interact with horses before riding along in a custom carriage through the landmarks and attractions of this coastal town. The 16-passenger carriages are lighter and more comfortable that most, making them as enjoyable for the horses are they are for travelers!
  • Historic Residential Carriage Tour of Charleston
  • Interact with horses at the local stable
  • See the sights just like people did some 300 years ago
  • Enjoy the convenience of departures every 30 minutes
  • Get expert commentary and insight from a professional guide
  • Perfect for families and small groups
Charleston is home to rich history, stunning views and unique culture and traditions. Proud residents have kept this southern city in pristine condition for centuries and this popular tour highlights the best attractions and landmarks for first-time and returning visitors alike. The Carriage Tour experience covers three to four miles of the Historical District and is narrated by a city-licensed tour guide with stories and insight to share. With tours departing every 30 minutes from 20 Anson Street, this Charleston experience is sure to fit your schedule. Visitors say there's something magical about seeing the city the same way people did more than 300 years ago.


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Jarred M
, Jul 2018

This was well worth the ticket price! It's a fun, quick way to learn some of the history of a beautiful southern city. Our guide was great and our horse, Dale, was quite the character as well

Leslie C
, Apr 2018

What a wonderful way to see the city and learn about its history! Our tour guide Al was so informative and fun! Thanks for the memories!

, Dec 2017

I would like the guide to move a little SLOWER so that the group can actually study and understand all that is being said. I was also under the impression that we were going to tour the area around Battery of historic homes ....until I found out the tour is actually determined by a ping pongball a la state lottery style as to where the carriage will actually go. I was also promised 5 off on the purchase of my tickets thought did not accept the discount code I entered and immediately went to the paid page with the full price. That was a little disappointing but not a deal breaker.

Overall it was a nice adventure. Definitely a must do while in Charleston.

Samantha W
, Sep 2017

This carriage tour was amazing. Try to get Al and Jake (the horse) as your guides. Al added lots of humor to his narration.

Linda T
, Jul 2017

We loved Blake as our guide. He was funny and knowledgeable about the town's history. His horse Trevor aka Tater Tot was beautiful and so well behaved. We would so do it again next time we are in Charleston. A great family or couple outing. even my 77 year old mother loved it.

Marilyn B
, Jun 2017

This was a fun tour. We were entertained by Gary the horse and his driver. Nice ride through the city. Glad to hear the horses are rescued from farm work.

, Jun 2017

This was a great choice for my wife and me. We had a wonderful guide who happened to be a university history professor during the school year. She provided tremendous insight into the historical sights. Our particular tour took us around many churches. You won't know which circuit you are on, however, until you actually start since the city regulates how many tours go in each section of the city. No matter, you're still going to gave a great time!

karen s
, May 2017

Wonderful tour of Charleston. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and entertaining. Our horse was fairly new to carriage tours and had gotten spooked on one occasion which was a little scary at the moment. While the tour itself was wonderful, please remember that you do not have a choice of what to see. The city directs all carriages. While I had been to Charleston previously, I was hoping that my guests would enjoy a tour of the battery, however, we still had a wonderful time! I think our guide's name was Adam.....he did a great job!

Lindsay DeNapoli
, Apr 2017

My mom was in town for Easter and had never been to Charleston before. This was a great way to show her downtown, all while hearing from our guide the history of the area and how it came to be. Our guide was very knowledgable and made the experience well worth it! I HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone!

Paula H
, Apr 2017

Charleston has a beautiful historic feel about and touring by carriage is great, however due to the number of carriage companies and to keep traffic down, the area is broken up into Zones. You don't know what's in each zone or what zone you'll get when you are booking, it's like a lottery. This is the only drawback and it's a big one. I niavly thought by booking the residential tour you would get to see lots of it, but because of this zone grid, you only get to see about 8 streets...which very well may not be the ones you had hoped to see. This is nothing against the company itself or the guide, both were good....simply the system that needs to be clarified, so people know what to expect.


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