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1-Hour Guided Carriage Tour of Charleston's Historic District

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There is no better way to experience the charm and beauty of old Charleston than by horse and carriage!  This 1-hour guided tour will take you through centuries of Charleston's history and culture. Pass by some of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods the city has to offer.
Highlights
  • Horse and carriage tour of historic Charleston is a classic experience
  • Ride past key Charleston sites in a covered carriage with open sides
  • Fully narrated tour provides insight into Charleston’s long history
  • Cover more ground in downtown Charleston in less time on a carriage tour
What to Expect
Arrive at a centrally located stable in downtown Charleston at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. After meeting the horses, board a comfortable carriage and begin to make your way through the heart of the city. The carriage is covered to protect from the sun but open on the sides for easy viewing. Tour through 20 blocks of the Charleston historic district, visiting top sites such as City Market, the Battery, and Rainbow Row. Your guide fills you in Charleston history—from its early days as a small colony in 1670 to its recent revival—and exemplifies the South’s distinct humor and charm. The tour concludes at the Old Brick Barn, the oldest active stable in the city and a good jumping off point for the rest of your day’s exploration.
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Important Information
Departure Point
10 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide/driver
  • One hour carriage tour of the historic district
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Due to the fact that we are working with horses and booking times may fluctuate, please make sure you check in at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time
  • Children 3 and under can ride on a lap for free
  • You are welcome to bring drinks (non-alcoholic) on the carriage
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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 12 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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This was a great way to learn the rich history of Charleston in a style befitting of the city. The guide was very informative and gave a great historical perspective of the landmarks and architecture of the city. Our horse was Jake and he provided personality before and after
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Excellent tour. Matthew was a fantastic guide and was like an encyclopedia on Charleston. Don’t miss this tour.
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We bought our tickets from a corner booth and were given a time within 30 minutes. Their barn is conveniently located near the City Market , past another carriage tour company. There were 16 people on our tour. It varies according to whom purchased when. Our driver Blake is
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Great tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide - Betsey! Fun and informative, and I garnered a ton of interesting Charleston history along the way. Horses appeared well cared for and seemed to enjoy the walk around beautiful Charleston. Thanks Barry!
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Our tour guide was Patrick. He was not only informative, but also entertaining. His command of the horse was also pretty amazing. Besides the tour he filled us in on how well the horses are managed and cared for. You can see that everyone involved truly love these beautiful
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By: Classic Carriage Works, LLC
OCSpriggs
Orange City, Florida
6116
Very enjoyable and informative
This was a great way to learn the rich history of Charleston in a style befitting of the city. The guide was very
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Bob K
10
Excellent experience
We rode with our Guide, Patrick, and our horse Carson. Patrick was excellent at explaining how Classic Carriage
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ClarkGriswold2016
Greenville, Florida
3616
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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morelqueen
21474
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
30
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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ccamasta55
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
72
Charleston
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
162
Fun and Informative
There are about 5 different companies offering horse (or mule) drawn carriage rides around historic areas of
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kelemental
Greeley, Colorado
123
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
20
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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Jean
11
Classic Carriage
Scott gave us an excellent and interesting tour of historic Charleston, and his horse,Bud, was wonderful. We
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