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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

  • Learn about the old-fashioned charm and history of Charleston from your guide
  • Cover 25–30 blocks of the city on a horse-drawn carriage to save time
  • Multiple tour times available to fit your busy schedule 
Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
From US$26.00
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If you’re a big history buff or just want to make your way around Charleston’s historic district without walking miles on foot, then opt for this guided tour. Travel up to 30 blocks on a horse-drawn carriage as your guide tells you fun facts about the city’s past. Plus, multiple tour times and a short duration time make it easy to fit this tour into your busy schedule.
What to Expect
For this tour of Charleston, meet your guide at the big red barn at Palmetto Carriage Works on Guignard Street. Once you check in, hop aboard an old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage (it’s covered overhead, so do keep in mind that the tour happens rain or shine).

Ride through Charleston’s historic area, learning about the history of some of its old mansions as you ride along. Your guide will point out other key places such as St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and the Charleston County Courthouse.

Hear fascinating stories about the city, including pirate raids, the American Civil War, plantations, and even the Revolutionary War.

After cruising about 30 blocks, your tour ends back at the departure point.
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Reviewed today
Day trip to Charleston

Ourour took up through section of Charleston we had not seen. Dennis our guide was outstanding tying history into area we were touring. This a good tour as the area around is teaming with eateries for all tastes and budgets. We walked to Fleet landing...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Fabulous Tour

Ross was an amazing tour guide. He was personable, knowledgeable, and very entertaining. Learned so many wonderful tidbits about the history, architecture, and fun nuances about Charleston. We highly recommend Palmetto Carriage Rides. Ask for Ross...you won’t be disappointed!

Thank Emily B
Reviewed yesterday
Clip-Clop GREAT

Horse-drawn carriages are all over Charleston Old Town. Our ride was great and well worth the price. Interestingly, the city has a constant check on the carriages to ensure smooth rides and that the horses are not overused. Our driver/guide was well versed in the...More

Thank SDGraham
Reviewed 2 days ago
Lovely Tour of Charlestown

Our family of 4 had a great experience on the tour. Our guide Sean (Shawn) was extremely knowledgeable, personable and funny! Everyone we encountered from the company was great. We were concerned about the treatment of the horses and we very happy to read all...More

Thank Kara B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really enjoy history and wanted to view the city in a relaxing and informative way. We had 8 people in our party including my 5 year old son! We LOVED it! Shawn was impressive not only with his knowledge but his skill in driving...More

Thank Meredith D
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26 July 2018|
Response from Glen M | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem getting tickets that day at the office. There are a lot of tours leaving at regular intervals so finding a tour time should not be a problem.
21 June 2018|
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12 May 2018|
Response from rmammone | Reviewed this property |
Our son was four and he did well. It’s about an hour long and I think that was the max for him with the tour