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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour

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 
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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour
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1:00
1pm departure; Charleston Carriage Ride - Guests must check in 15-minutes prior to start time as tours promptly leave at start time.
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1:30
1:30 departure; Charleston Carriage Ride - Guests must check in 15-minutes prior to start time as tours promptly leave at start time.
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1:45
1:45pm departure; Charleston Carriage Ride - Guests must check in 15-minutes prior to start time as tours promptly leave at start time.
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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.

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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Reviewed 2 days ago
Hmmmmm....

I feel like it could have been better. It was fun to ride around, but not all that interesting.Your mileage may vary....That said, I would do it again. I would make sure of where the trip was going.

Thank stephen m
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fun, informative, and upscale

My wife and I were on a tour a few weeks ago. The company is well run. You can tell by the way they treat the horses, the ease of check-in, and the informative tour. Our guide had lots of little tidbits that you don't...More

Thank JMTaylor3723
Reviewed 3 days ago
Rainy Afternoon

Although it rained most of the day, we went ahead and did the Old South Carriage Historic Tour in Charleston, SC. We were in a covered carriage so we stayed mostly dry. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and answered any questions. It...More

Thank Joy L
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great horse and guide

Was unsure about the carriage ride but was assured by the guides that the horses are treated extremely well and it was obviously true. The guide was informative and knowledgeable about the history and it was a very nice way to see some historical houses,...More

Thank goodfood4me2015
Reviewed 3 days ago
Unique Charleston Experience

There are so many carriage companies in Charleston. I chose this one based on TripAdvisor reviews. I was not disappointed. The trip was informative and offered a different perspective than a walking tour. We were able to see down inside the gated gardens. The guide...More

Thank Sara J
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BonnieTaxlady
15 May 2018|
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Response from Rod L | Reviewed this property |
yes I think most have tops, but you can call to check
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eab8
4 May 2018|
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Response from travelgal2816 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. I would ask the company. They may be bored. JMO though.
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