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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour

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  • 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 
Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour
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11am 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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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 yesterday
Great way to see the City

We enjoyed the tour so much. It was a great way to see the city and tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. Tow teen daughters enjoyed it too

Thank Meredith G
Reviewed 2 days ago
Lovely way to spend an hour in Charlestom

We did this tour in August. I was a little bit reluctant becUse I thought it may be too hot, and I was concerned for the horses. At old south carriage you get to pet the well taken care of horses and see that they...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 3 days ago
Perfect for us!

We were a family - 2 grandparents, 2 parents, 2 children (6 and 8). Our driver was Vaughn and his good horse, Buddy. I am a retired travel agent and I take good notice of tourism events -- you get what you pay for, and...More

Thank BuckandNina
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Way to See Historic Charleston!

This is an excellent way to learn about the history of Charleston especially if you have never been. Hannah was our guide and she was excellent even when our horse Jack did not cooperate sometimes. She was very knowledgeable about the town's history and we...More

Thank roaddogg1983
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Humane treatment of horses. Great tour.

Very informative tour. Would recommend. Tour guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. Even stopped at a kiddie lemonade stand during the tour as it was a hot August day. Guides paid for lemonade for all on carriage. Horses get plenty of water, rest, and breaks....More

1  Thank JennyOD
John M, General Manager at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Jenny, Thank you! We appreciate your comments and are delighted that you enjoyed your Old South experience. We love our horses and ensure that they receive top quality care from our equine professionals and licensed Guides. And while we can’t promise lemonade on every...More

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30 July 2018|
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Response from aynniedeuskar | Reviewed this property |
The tour takes about an hour. Trip 1 or 2 is worth it jump off if you get a #3.
25 July 2018|
Response from judyjaeger72 | Reviewed this property |
This is the only carriage company in Charleston that has a ramp onto a loading dock. You step (or slide) from the ramp directly onto the seat, with no climbing involved. Exit is done the same. This is perfect for elerly or... More
25 July 2018|
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Response from Mtnwoman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a loading platform that is on the same level as the carriage. But you have to be able to go up the steps onto the loading platform. They are just regular steps.