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Slavery to Freedom Carriage Tour of Charleston

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From slavery to Civil Rights, no take on Charleston's past is complete without exploring the African American history of the area. With this carriage tour, history enthusiasts can focus on these essential Charleston stories. Learn about the impact of West African culture and the horrors of slavery, pass significant sights—including Charleston’s free community, and Mother Emanuel AME church—and appreciate the architecture in antebellum neighborhoods.
  • Uncover the history of Charleston's Aftrican American community on this tour
  • Ride in a horse carriage, with a guide leading the tour at a leisurely pace
  • Visit key sights, like Historic Charleston City Market, and the Old Citadel
  • Meet-up at the centrally-located Old Brick Barn, off of East Bay Street
Important Information
Departure Point
10 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA 54 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Return Details
10 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
  • Live commentary
  • Professional guide
  • One hour carriage tour of the historic district
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour will give an honest look at the horrors of slavery, and therefore it is not recommended for young children
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather. The tour may be cancelled if the weather is deemed to be unsafe (thunder and lightning), or if the temperature is over 95 degrees
  • This specialty tour is only offered once per day, so please make sure you check in at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time
  • Our carriages can seat up to 16 passengers
  • You are welcome to bring drinks (non-alcoholic) on the carriage
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Classic Carriage Works, LLC
Bob K
Excellent experience
We rode with our Guide, Patrick, and our horse Carson. Patrick was excellent at explaining how Classic Carriage
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Greenville, Florida
Don’t miss it.
Excellent tour. Matthew was a fantastic guide and was like an encyclopedia on Charleston. Don’t miss this tour.
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Highlight of our Trip
We bought our tickets from a corner booth and were given a time within 30 minutes. Their barn is conveniently
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Christa S
Betsey and Barry were great!
Great tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide - Betsey! Fun and informative, and I garnered a ton of interesting
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Our tour guide was Patrick. He was not only informative, but also entertaining. His command of the horse was
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Bill H
Fun and Informative
There are about 5 different companies offering horse (or mule) drawn carriage rides around historic areas of
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Greeley, Colorado
Very informative tour
This was a very informative tour. Patrick and Barry did a great job! We enjoyed the carriage ride and seeing the
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Belinda H
Great tour
Thank you Patrick. Great job bring history alive. It was so fun to listen to you because your passion. for
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Classic Carriage
Scott gave us an excellent and interesting tour of historic Charleston, and his horse,Bud, was wonderful. We
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Antiques Virginia
Betsy, our guide, was terrific! She was very knowledgeable and loved the history of Charleston. Bud, our
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Key Details
  • Classic Carriage Works, LLC
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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