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Charleston: 1-Hour Carriage Tour of the Historic District

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During your 1-hour horse or mule-drawn carriage tour through Charleston's beautiful historic district, you will see beautiful buildings, churches, houses & gardens. All tours are narrated by an experienced certified tour guide.
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  • Discover 25-30 blocks of Charleston's historic downtown district
  • See houses, gardens, mansions, churches, and parks
  • Learn about buildings, history, architecture, flora and the people that make up the "Holy City"
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This tour begins at the Big Red Barn in downtown Charleston, where you'll meet a knowledgeable driver-guide and settle into a carriage drawn by either horses or mules.

Follow a route that takes in some of the historic downtown district’s most elegant mansions and gardens, learning about the architecture of each place as you drive along. Catch the scent of jasmine flowers from deep, shady porches, and pass by rows of bristling palmetto trees. Get an overview of Charleston’s dramatic history, from long-ago pirate raids to plantations, Revolutionary battles, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

The city was founded in 1670, and Charleston's historic buildings have been meticulously preserved and restored. Guides combine humor with history for a lighthearted experience of Charleston’s atmospheric center, and you'll cover between 25 and 30 blocks of the downtown district. This tour concludes with drop-off at the Big Red Barn.
  • A one-hour long carriage tour of the Historic Charleston
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  • Tip is not included

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The Big Red Barn at 8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA.

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From US$ 35 per person

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Palmetto Carriage

Product ID: 75922