Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

Charleston, United States

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Travel back to Colonial times aboard a horse-drawn carriage and discover more than 300 years of history on this guided, 1-hour tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches and gardens of yesteryear on this narrated tour around historic Charleston. Enjoy the romantic clip-clop sound as this educational adventure winds through the streets and learn about this ‘Holy City’ and its rich history and role in Civil War times. See the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, one of the most historic buildings in America, and much more.
  • Experience the romance of a horse-drawn carriage tour
  • Learn about Charleston’s storied past from the tour guide
  • See one of the most historic buildings in America
  • Fun for the entire family

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, Apr 2018

A good way to see Charleston and acquaint yourself with its history and see the sights that you may want to go back and visit in your own time. The guide showed his knowledge with humour as well as trying to manage a frisky horse.

, Mar 2018

Great tour except that it was COLD and windy. There were no blankets available so we froze. I guess freezing was better than too hot! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Suzanne T
, Dec 2017

Justin was a great guide made the tour very interesting

Vicki G
, Aug 2017

All 15 of our family went on the carriage ... It was a very hot day in Charleston... I loved the historic idea of the carriage ride but the kids all 7 - from ages 17 to 10 were very concerned for the horse. Our drive r explained the horse was on 1 hour and off 1 hour. It appears it is a political battle in historic Charleston over keeping the horse drawn carriages or getting eliminating them. Our driver, who is from Charleston and a supporter of keeping the carriages, manages shocking to take us by several houses where people who lived, were for eliminating the carriages. He voiced his opinion often. Loved the idea but.......

, Apr 2017

very good tour guide who also recommended the most amazing resturant, Low Country Bistro. The only thing is there are several routes the guide can take and we thought we were going on the Rainbow Row Tour but the tour guide is told which route to take by a lottery system.

Thomas K
, Apr 2017

Wonderful guide love the horse such character! Tour guide had lots of knowledge. Nice young lad.. Will tell my friends to take this tour.

Laurie A
, Mar 2017

Horrible experience. I've done this before a few years ago and it was wonderful, informative with great facts and colorful info about the city. This time we had a guide who appeared hung over, never made eye contact with the other riders, contradicted his own info and spent more time urging on the horse who he kept telling us was the slowest horse in the city. Due to his lack of eye contact, heavy accent and tendecy to mumble, even those of us who were from the south could not understand him. It was beyond a dissapointment, I don't know who trains and then reviews these guides but someone is asleep at the reins......

John C
, Feb 2017

Great tour. sights and roads used are by lottery. 3 colored balls so 3 different routes. Drive was very knowable and entertaining. Will do again and hope for different colored ball.

, Dec 2016

The actual tour was very very good, enjoyed the historic talk and the sights surrounding Charlestons market area.
Good value for money
Criticisms would be that we got there on time but they wouldn't leave for another 30 minutes, frustrating to wait.
Also there are so many other carriage tours around that it's tempting to jump ship and go elsewhere!

Victor K
, Dec 2016

Great introduction and orientation to the city and its history. Phillip, our carriage driver, was excellent. A must-do for anyone new to Charleston.


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