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1-Hour Guided Carriage Tour of Charleston's Historic District provided by Classic Carriage Works, LLC

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

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US$ 28.00
2 adults
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A carriage tour of downtown Charleston takes you to the city’s top historic sites in a short amount of time—perfect for first-time visitors. Stay out of the sun without missing a sight in the covered, open-sided carriage as your guide regales you with stories and fun facts from the Holy City’s long history.
  • 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
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide/driver
  • One hour carriage tour of the historic district
  • 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ShelbyAbby wrote a review Mar 2020
31 contributions7 helpful votes
We expected an overview of the town, so we could choose where to spend more time. On our tour we never saw the nicer parts of Charleston with description of architecture nor did we see the pretty pastel houses. Before you leave the horse and carriage area, the driver “draws” a
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Timothy Brandon wrote a review Mar 2020
Memphis, Tennessee1 contribution
We had Matthew Toomy as our carriage driver and he did GREAT! My wife and I came to Charleston to learn about the history of the town. We learned so much, and he showed everyone a great time! I would recommend Matthew and Classic Carriage Works to anyone I know wanting to
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Date of experience: March 2020
Cindy wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
We really enjoyed the ride. Our guide, Patrick, was great. This was a nice relaxing change of pace from all the walking.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Chase W wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Glenn (our tour guide) was fantastic! He was quite knowledgeable and full of jokes! Carriages were well shaded and the whole experience was well worth the price!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Mikal D. K wrote a review Mar 2020
United States4 contributions1 helpful vote
For a little more than an hour our group touring with Classic Carriage took a trip back in time. Our tour guide, Matthew, gave us incredibly interesting facts about Charleston’s rich history. If this is your first trip to Charleston a Classic Carriage ride is MUST do
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Date of experience: March 2020
About the operator

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By: Classic Carriage Works, LLC
Patrick gave us an exceptional, unvarnished view of a history of Charleston that most people don't want to look at
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Very Knowledgeable
My husband and I went on the 11am tour with Patrick (driver) and Berry (horse). Patrick provided us with a lot of g
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Great tour with Matthew
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with our wonderful guide Matthew! He knows everything there is to know about Charles
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Civil War Tour and Much Much More!
We were expecting a Civil War Tour of Charleston and received that and so much more! Matthew was awesome! His knowl
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Very knowledgeable guide enjoyed the history and created fond memories of Charlston. Highly recommend taking this t
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Learned a lot. Loved Bowie!
Bowie and Josh gave us a great tour! We learned about Civil War history, saw some historical sites we would have mi
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Kay M
learned a lot of Charlestons history
Scott was our tour guide today. My boyfriend and I are visiting Charelston for our anniversary and are only here fo
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History lesson
Enjoyed taking time to add this to our trip. Learned how much I didn’t know about history of the south. My wife an
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Private Vis-A-Vis Carriage Tour
So glad we chose this company. We had a fantastic time on our private carriage ride and tour of Charleston. Our d
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2nd Annual Sister Trip
We had a great tour with Scott and Barry, the horse! We learned a lot of history and saw the city. Highly recommend
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Slavery to Freedom tour of Charleston.
A must see for anyone who is willing to have the veil lifted from their minds about the part slavery played in the
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Excellent experience
We rode with our Guide, Patrick, and our horse Carson. Patrick was excellent at explaining how Classic Carriage tre
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Very informative tour
This was a very informative tour. Patrick and Barry did a great job! We enjoyed the carriage ride and seeing the be
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Great tour
Thank you Patrick. Great job bring history alive. It was so fun to listen to you because your passion. for Charle
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A ride into history.
Sorry but this site only gives me 100 characters, The carriage ride is a must.... excellent time.go.
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  • Duration: 1h
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