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Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour

  • See Charleston just like people did more than 300 years ago—by carriage 
  • Learn history as your guide tells stories about the city’s past
  • Get to interact with the horses at the stable
Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour
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9:15am Carriage Departure
Save $$ and start your morning with us at 9:15am on our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston.
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9:45am Carriage Departure
Take a little extra time in the morning but still save $ and join us at 9:45am on our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston.
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10:15am Carriage Departure
10:15am departure time for our one-hour tour of the residential Historic District of Charleston. Tour departs in the FALL!
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See the historic city of Charleston from a historic transportation method—by horse-drawn carriage. You’ll pass by old homes, see decorative ironwork, and learn the history behind city attractions. With a historic Charleston carriage tour departing every 30 minutes, it’s easy to fit this guided tour into your sightseeing itinerary. Plus, meeting at the stables gives you more time to interact with the horses, too.

What to Expect

For this carriage tour, meet in Charleston's historic district at 20 Anson Street, in the stable opposite Market Street, and get ready to experience the streets the same way as those of the past did—by horse-drawn carriage.

Carriages leave for this guided tour every 30 minutes, and you’ll want to check in 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time to turn in your voucher. There is a horse stable at the start of the tour, which you can explore before or after your tour.

Enjoy the views of the historic city from your carriage as your guide, licensed by the city, points out important landmarks and attractions and tells stories from the past. You’ll travel through Charleston’s historic district and cover three to four miles (4.8 to 6.4 kilometers) of its scenic streets.

Your Charleston historical tour ends back where it started—at 20 Anson Street.

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Reviewed yesterday
Great way to see the city and learn the history on a horse carriage!

A really good tour of the city with narration from a really knowledgeable tour guide. The horses are really great and the tour lasted just the right amount of time. It was a bit chilly the day of the tour but it was still good!...More

Thank clarkieUSA
Reviewed 4 days ago

The guides are well informed and can get plenty of data on the city. Riding through with a large draft horse is fun. The only hitch ( pardon the pun) is that you never know which tour you are going on because of a lottory...More

Thank kennedysjamdan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great tour guide and less crowded than other companies

My wife and I booked our carriage tour through trip advisor and were pleasantly surprised when we showed up for our tour and we ended up getting a private tour since there were no other reservations. This may have been a rarity as it was...More

Thank BusyTraveler15
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very Interesting and Informative

This was my first visit to Charleston. Wanted to get an over view of the city. Took the 1hr. carriage tour. Due to the congestion in Charleston a bingo system has been introduced and when you board the carriage you are assigned an area. There...More

Thank bobsgirlka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Entertaining and Informative

the carriage tours are a great way to get a little history and legends about the Charleston area. The horses seem happy and are very affectionate toward the staff members. Best advise is to bring water- it can get warm as you meander the streets...More

Thank luomadyrr
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Linda V
26 May 2018|
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. I'm not sure if dogs are allowed on the carriage rides. Therefore, I would suggest calling the carriage ride company to verify. Enjoy your trip!
Eileen L
10 May 2018|
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Response from Carol K | Reviewed this property |
Probably, but most are for about 12-15 people
Jessica B
12 April 2018|
Response from Dennis C | Reviewed this property |
We purchased tickets the same day and took a look around the city, then came back. There are specific time slots, so you should be able to return later.