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Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

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Charleston, United States
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icon35 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover downtown Charleston on a Southern-style carriage ride that passes through the Commercial District and Waterfront Park. Learn about the history, architecture, and people of this old South Carolina city throughout the tour.
  • Carriage ride in downtown Charleston
  • View the architecture of downtown
  • Learn about the city's history from your guide
  • Take a leisurely carriage ride that allows for great photo ops
Make your own way to central Charleston to begin your tour in the early evening.

Meet your guide and the team of mules that gently pull your carriage around the heart of Charleston.

Head into downtown Charleston's Commercial District and hear the history of the buildings along the route. Pass the Old Exchange Building, once visited by George Washington, and learn about the architecture of several historic churches. Continue through Waterfront Park, which is situated on the Cooper River before returning to your starting point to end your tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
During this 35-minute evening carriage tour, you learn about Charleston’s history, architecture, flora, and the people that make up the “Holy City,” all while enjoying a cool evening breeze. This tour is a great option during the hotter months to avoid the summer sun. Our evening Charleston carriage tours cover parts of the old walled city, historic churches, and public buildings as well as the Cooper River Water Front.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Charleston City Market
Your carriage tour will pass through the City Market
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palmetto Carriage Works
You will meet your certified tour guide and your horse or mule drawn carriage at our Big Red Barn at 8 Guignard Street.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
See the Old Exchange Building where George Washington visited
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston.

Reviews

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Fun Way to Experience Charleston
JulesM
, Aug 2020
What a fun way to experience some of Charleston’s history! The driver was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the ride. I just wish it could have been longer.
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Perfect
Tharius_P
, Aug 2020
This was my first experience on a carriage tour but I can tell you this, I’ll be visiting again soon. I loved it. The tour was very knowledgeable and the way over 350 years of American history was covered in 35 minutes is awesome.
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Weekend trip
Ann_W
, Jul 2020
It was very informative wish it was a little bit longer. Enjoyed all the info that was given out about the city.
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Absolutely worth doing!!
Barry_W
, Jun 2020
My wife and I completely enjoyed our carriage tour of downtown Charleston. It was very informative and wonderful to see the historical buildings up close. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about all of the history of Charleston and we learned so many things we never would have known if we hadn’t done the carriage tour. He was excellent with our horses and we will definitely do this again and recommend it for everyone to do.
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Good but short
michaelrR6632VS
, Aug 2019
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a comfortable ride and covered some of the downtown area. I wish it had covered a larger area..like the Battery.
star-5
The tour guide was just wonderful.the city was beatiful. The weather was just right
O9790IJrichardw
, Aug 2019
The tour guide was just wonderful .the city was just gorgeous. The weather was beautiful. Lot of history and information.
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Interesting and Entertaining
Sandi C
, Apr 2019
We took the shorter evening tour, but got a very nice look around Charleston. The tour guide was witty and full of interesting facts. He spoke lovingly of our mules and how well they are taken care of which was very good to hear!
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ok tour
moniquedmagness
, Jun 2018
Our guide was a little hard to hear and understand. She was very nice and funny, but I missed a lot of the comments due to the fast speed of her speech. I really appreciated how well they seem to care for the animals. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful.
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Excellant Tour and Tour Guide...
John G
, Mar 2018
Excellant Tour and Tour Guide. Tour Guide really knew the History of the area we rode thru. This was our 2nd. Tour with Palmetto Carriage Works and we will do another the next time we spend a few nights in Charleston.
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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour...
Leslie M
, Sep 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The carriage driver had a dry sense of humor like we have, so we thought he was funny and entertaining. He shared a ton of history about Charleston. I would have liked a longer tour but understand the restraints with the live animals. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of this great southern town.

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