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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour provided by Old South Carriage Company

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour
Groups limited to 10 guests
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Follow the history of the South Carolina port city of Charleston, which dates back more than 300 years, on a horse-drawn carriage tour. Save time by seeing the main highlights of the city’s past, including those from the Civil War era, from a comfortable perch as you travel across 30 blocks of the historic district.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    14 Anson St
    14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Departure Point: Old South Carriage Address: 14 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 Dates: Daily - MUST check-in 15-minutes
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    Old South Carriage Company
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    Our stable is where your tour experience will begin and end. After checking in you can say hi to our draft horses, watch an educational video, purchases a bottle of water, or use our restroom. As you board your carriage via our inclined ramp / easy loading platform, your certified tour guide will greet you.
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    Pass by
    Charleston City Market
  • You'll end at
    14 Anson St
    14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Departure Point: Old South Carriage Address: 14 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 Dates: Daily - MUST check-in 15-minutes
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Learn about 300 years of Charleston history in just one hour
  • Cover 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) while resting your feet on a carriage ride 
  • Multiple departure times offered to fit your busy sightseeing schedule 
  • Children three and under are free when they sit on a parent's lap
What to Expect
For this tour of South Carolina’s oldest city, arrive at the Old South Carriage Company at 14 Anson Street about 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check in. Climb into a carriage led by a horse and guide. The horse pulling your carriage is the same kind of draft horse that worked American farms in the 1800s, adding to the authenticity. During the tour, your carriage whisks through 30 blocks of the city’s historic area, about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers). Pass by antebellum mansions, old churches, and historical homes, such as the former residence of South Carolina governor William Aiken Jr. Your guide revisits more than 300 years of history, and you’ll learn about the city’s founding and its role in the Civil War. Cover the historical district without getting tired from walking or having to arrange transportation. Your tour ends back at Old South Carriage Company.
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Important Information
Departure Point
14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Certified driver/guide
  • 1-hour carriage tour
  • Belgian or Percheron draft horse
  • Entry/Admission - Old South Carriage Company
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: you MUST check-in 15-minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled with out refund.
  • Carriage can transport up to 16 passengers per departure.
  • Children 3 years and under are free provided that they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. If you want your child to have a seat, you must purchase a child seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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chitwnchk wrote a review Yesterday
Healdsburg, CA18 contributions11 helpful votes
Just what we were looking for. We got a tour of the city, lots of great history and tidbits about the town, and we had perfect weather too. Our guide wore a mask and we were thankful for that, cause he talked a lot. I would have like them to go a bit further, but it was still a
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Mark M wrote a review Yesterday
Aurora, Illinois67 contributions13 helpful votes
The excellent guide made the tour very informative and entertaining. Very nice facilities and you can tell the horses are well cared for. Perfect length of time
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Cheyenne H wrote a review 21 Nov
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Drake and Rowdy were awesome! Great tour and very interesting history given to us by Drake the guide.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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alks74 wrote a review 20 Nov
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We had a party of 4, including our 16 year old and 8 year old sons. We all really enjoyed this carriage tour. We were able to see and hear about many of the historical sites and mansions along the bay. Even our boys were interested in the historical stories related to us by
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Bhaller wrote a review 20 Nov
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Emily was our tour guide! So awesome! She was great with her horse Ricky! Very informative and lots of extra fun facts! Stay a SLOB Emily! 😂
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Anniversary Get A Way
My husband and I just completed a 90 minute walking tour with Dennis as our guide. It was a delightful and informat
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sydmgram
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So interesting!!!
John Bryan was a great tour guide! We loved learning about the history of Charleston and all the buildings and land
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barrys483
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Excellent Storytelling
Big Mike and Prince were awesome. Mike's storytelling is pretty captivating. I would definitely recommend this for
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richardnB6627PZ
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A leisurely ride through town.
The carriage ride is a great way to see historic Charleston and hear about its history. The drivers are knowledgeab
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NicoleAE
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Highly recommended must do!
My husband Bruce and I visited Charleston November 14-16th for a quick weekend get away. We love charleston and had
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Renee E
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A great ride through the historical stories leading to haunts!
We loved hearing DRAKE tell us the history of the down town Charleston buildings and people of the past. He was ver
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emilyk24
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Family friendly ghost tour of Charleston
My husband and I went on the haunted horse and carriage ride through Charleston and we loved it! The ghost stories
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Alycec52210
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Amazing tour guide and horse
Austin and Justin (Horse) were absolutely amazing on the tour! We had a great time strolling through the city while
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Bob T
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A great tour
Time to get out and do stuff. First time on a tour in Charleston. This was great. Tom was a great guide. Tour takes
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6darlenel
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Excellent! Entertaining and knowledgeable.
We went with 3 generations on a girls day out for an 80th birthday, Wonderful time. The “good looking” John has qui
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sheilapA4650UW
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Boring with a terrible accent
Our driver put on the worst fake accent. He kept going in and out of it throughout the whole tour. It made the whol
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brekkeb2017
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Austin and Rowdy Rock!
We had such a wonderful time. It was our first Haunted tour and was great. Austin and Rowdy did a great job!
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Nan D
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Old South Carriage Tour
My husband and I took this tour in Nov 2020. We are in our seventies and are very cognizant of being safe due to Co
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Annlouiseblake
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Perfect ride
It was great! We liked Carol and Jack, the perfect duo! Even though a rainy day, we got a break. The route was pe
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TammyY1964
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Halloween tour
Nice tour very informative. Horse was so cute. Guide was knowledgable. Fun time had by all. Much nicer than walki
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