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Experience more than 300 years of history on this guided, 1-hour carriage tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches, and gardens as your horse-drawn carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic Charleston. Belgian and Percheron draft horses will you lead you through the streets while you learn about this “Holy City” and its role in the Civil War.

Highlights

  • 1-hour horse-drawn carriage tour of Charleston
  • Follow a scenic route through 30 blocks of the historic district
  • See grand antebellum homes and hear about their former owners
  • Great photo ops of gardens with beautiful wrought iron gates
  • Belgian and Percheron draft horses lead your carriage through the streets

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What You Can Expect

Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour

Learn the history of Charleston on this carriage ride.

This 1-hour horse-drawn tour, a journey that travels back in time to the colonial beginnings of Charleston, meets at 14 Anson Street, home of the Old South Carriage Company. Charleston, the oldest and second-largest city in South Carolina, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pre-Civil-War-era houses.

As the tour progresses, pass by the old churches, antebellum mansions and lush gardens of Charleston — more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of residential real estate. Stop outside historic homes, like the Gov. William Aiken House, the former home of South Carolina Governor William Aiken, Jr. This house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

Part of the charm of the tour are the horses that pull the carriage. These are the same kinds of draft horses that worked on American farms in the early 1800s, making this voyage all the more authentic.

Customer Reviews

Thaxton N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Learned a lot about Charleston as the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! We went all over town and learned a lot about Charleston.

Rosalyne E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Very professional outfit. Enjoyed the experience very much

Margie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Very nice carriage ride that allowed us to look closely at many historical buildings and learn their significance. Good insight into the history of the city.

Karen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was a wonderful and informative tour. Our guide was amazing in all his knowledge of the area.

Paula B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

great guide and enjoyable experience

Carrington C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our favorite tour! Best way to start your first day in this beautiful city!

LaVerne T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was interesting, and the guide was very knowledgeable. The horse - Verne - was also a cutie!!

Charles N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Good and entertaining tour, both history and current changes. As I recall Lance was our guide.

Kim H Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The guide we had was brilliant and explained everything there was to know about the horse who I have forgotten his name and everything there was to know about Charleston. So well organised and it was lovely to be clip clopping through the streets in this horse drawn carriage. Would definitely recommend this tour when in Charleston

Kathleen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great way to see the city, a fun hour with a lot of history packed in.

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