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Charleston's Historic Residential Horse and Carriage Tour

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

This one-hour tour tells the tales of Charleston's most pivotal moments and will have travelers falling in love with the unique culture and beautiful landscapes of this southern city. Your experience begins in the stable opposite Market Street, where you'll interact with horses before riding along in a custom carriage through the landmarks and attractions of this coastal town. The 16-passenger carriages are lighter and more comfortable that most, making them as enjoyable for the horses are they are for travelers!
  • Historic Residential Carriage Tour of Charleston
  • Enjoy the convenience of departures every 30 minutes
  • Get expert commentary and insight from a professional guide
  • Perfect for families and small groups
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City-Licensed Professional Tour Guide
1-hour carriage tour of Charleston's Historic District
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
20 Anson St , 20 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
Charleston is home to rich history, stunning views and unique culture and traditions. Proud residents have kept this southern city in pristine condition for centuries and this popular tour highlights the best attractions and landmarks for first-time and returning visitors alike. The Carriage Tour experience covers three to four miles of the Historical District and is narrated by a city-licensed tour guide with stories and insight to share. With tours departing every 30 minutes from 20 Anson Street, this Charleston experience is sure to fit your schedule. Visitors say there's something magical about seeing the city the same way people did more than 300 years ago.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Charleston Carriage Works
For centuries Charleston has been a hub of culture, class, charm, and national history. The British settled here in 1670 and quickly established her as one of the most important cities in America. As years passed, Charleston thrived and evolved all while keeping her unique personality. A beautiful harbor as rich in history as it is rich in breathtaking vistas. Centuries old homes kept in pristine condition by their proud residents. Cobblestone streets. One-of-a-kind shops and vendors. Charleston has it all. And we'd love to introduce her to you with a Carriage Tour experience that is classic and unique as she.  Each of our tours is an hour long and covers 2-3 miles of Charleston’s residential Historic District. They are narrated by some of Charleston’s best city-licensed tour guides who are happy to share their local insight with you. Tours load and depart about every 30 minutes from our stable at 20 Anson Street.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to weather. If canceled due to bad weather, you can choose an alternative time or full refund
  • Carriages can accommodate up to 16 passengers.
  • Children 2 years and under are free but must sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. You always have the option of purchasing a seat for your child.
  • Please check-in 15-minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Failure to do so may result in your reservation being delayed to a later time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Carriage Works, LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Charleston's Historic Residential Horse and Carriage Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Historic Residential Horse and Carriage Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Charleston's Historic Residential Horse and Carriage Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Historic Residential Horse and Carriage Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Charleston's Historic Residential Horse and Carriage Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Historic Residential Horse and Carriage Tour.

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star-5
Worth every penny!!!
Brenda_M
, Apr 2022
First time in Charleston, so glad we did the tour. Very informative, I would do it again. Tray, our guide was great.
star-5
Great experience
Timothy_J
, Apr 2022
Was a wonderful experience. The driver was very informative about Charleston's history. And he was very friendly
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Glad We Chose This Company
April_S
, Mar 2022
Great experience! Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The ladies working in the stable were very kind, cheerful, and helpful. Will use this company again next time we are in Charleston.
star-5
Tour guide was...
Andy_M
, Jan 2022
Tour guide was informative and entertaining! He knew Charleston’s history well! Answered all of our questions
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Love the glass elevators and the complimentary wine in the evening
Carol_C
, Nov 2021
Love the glass elevators and the complimentary line in the evening. It is in the perfect location. Can walk to everything.
star-5
Full of fun
Susan_G
, Sep 2021
The young man giving the tour was a wealth of information. I took the same carriage tour with another company and I as deeply disappointed with their company. This was a very different experience and so glad I decided to give this company a try. Thank you Daniel for a great tour!
star-5
Great tour with Charleston Carriage Works!
Jeremiah_M
, Aug 2021
Great tour with Mikey the horse with lots of Charleston history. Something my wife and I would definitely do again when in the area. Charleston Carriage Works takes really good care of their horses.
star-5
We had the best tour guide that this company offers.
Lynne_M
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide (John) was born and raised in South Carolina, and had so much knowledge of the Charleston area and its history. Awesome carriage ride !
star-5
100% recommend
Kelly_M
, Apr 2021
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made our tour relaxing and fun. Wish we could have continued on for additional hour.
star-5
Fun with Family
Hanna_M
, Nov 2020
Scott was extremely information, while being loads of fun!! Our kids, ages 4 and 10, had a blast learning about the city through fun facts and interactive questions.
star-5
Awesome carriage tour!
Tina
, Nov 2020
Scott was very knowledgeable and fun to listen to! Rodney was amazing! The best tour of our day! Interested in his description of the iron work and its history!
star-5
Lots of fun at a great price!
Michael_C
, Nov 2020
Our guide, Blake, was extremely well spoken, and contributed greatly to our knowledge of the historical landmarks and happenings of Charleston's past. To put it simply, we had a great time. Lots of fun! We highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Highly recomend
Nancy_M
, Aug 2020
Al was a great host!! We learned so much during this tour. Don, the horse was beautiful. Great tour!
star-5
Great experience!
Diana_T
, Aug 2019
Rocky and Eric were great. Eric was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Filled the tour with beautiful sites, history and comedy.
star-2
Disappointed
Donnie_H
, Apr 2019
A very disappointing tour. Looking over buildings to see old steeples, lots of non-descript homes, and a rude guide. Biggest waste of $52 ever
star-5
Highly Recommend this carriage tour
Bette_W
, Mar 2019
We had a fantastic tour w Daniel as our guide! So much fun and learned a lot about the city and rich history.
star-4
Charming and Really Interesting
Kelly W
, Jul 2018
Loved the Draft horses, and they are treated very well. Bring them a carrot. Our horse was Donald. Learn about Charleston's colorful history the southern way, light & easy with humor and stares from other tourists. The tours cover a large area and the intimate stories about families and battles is very interesting. Also great way to scout out places to dine or explore on your own later. Fun & different...highly recommend. We went in May, only drawback was the heat & humidity.
star-5
A fun history lesson
Jarred_M
, Jul 2018
This was well worth the ticket price! It's a fun, quick way to learn some of the history of a beautiful southern city. Our guide was great and our horse, Dale, was quite the character as well
star-5
What a wonderful way to see the city...
Leslie C
, Apr 2018
What a wonderful way to see the city and learn about its history! Our tour guide Al was so informative and fun! Thanks for the memories!
star-4
I would like the guide to move a...
patriciayost68
, Dec 2017
I would like the guide to move a little SLOWER so that the group can actually study and understand all that is being said. I was also under the impression that we were going to tour the area around Battery of historic homes ....until I found out the tour is actually determined by a ping pongball a la state lottery style as to where the carriage will actually go. I was also promised 5 off on the purchase of my tickets thought Viator....it did not accept the discount code I entered and immediately went to the paid page with the full price. That was a little disappointing but not a deal breaker. Overall it was a nice adventure. Definitely a must do while in Charleston.

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