Guided tour

Charleston: Historical Downtown Tour by Horse-drawn Carriage

Activity provider: Old South Carriage Co
Guided tour

Charleston: Historical Downtown Tour by Horse-drawn Carriage

Activity provider: Old South Carriage Co

From US$ 50 per person

Make your way through historic downtown Charleston on a traditional horse-drawn carriage with a guide. See the mansions, churches, and gardens of the city.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Tour the historic residential district of Charleston
  • Enjoy a guided tour with a licensed tour guide
  • Experience the sights of the city and discover places you could visit later
  • Learn about the 350-year history of Charleston
Full description

Ride in a traditional horse-drawn carriage through historic downtown Charleston on a guided tour. Listen to live commentary about the city as you pass by the Charleston Harbor, Rainbow Row, King Street, White Point Gardens, and Charleston Battery.

Begin the tour at the activity provider's stables. Board a beautiful custom-built carriage and depart from the barn. Ride toward the city gate, located in the Old City Market.

Learn about the city's rich history from a professional guide while traveling aboard a unique vehicle. Gaze at vibrant neighborhoods and elegant buildings from your seat.

Experience the highlights of the historic downtown area, such as Charleston Harbor, Rainbow Row, 4 Corners of Law, King Street, White Point Gardens, and the Charleston Battery. Take in informative and entertaining commentary from your guide, before arriving back at the stables.

  • Services of a guide
  • Horse-drawn carriage tour
  • Use of restrooms
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Check in with reception at the Old South Carriage Co. Enter the main lobby area through the front door and check in with one of the customer service specialists at the desk. Restrooms are available in the lobby area along with seating and water. If you have not checked in 10 minutes prior to your departure time, you will lose your scheduled reservation and will be placed on the next available carriage.

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  • If inclement weather prevents tours from departing, you will be offered a refund or a new date to take the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 248 reviews

Review summary

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When planning the first, second, third, or twentith trip to Charleston, be sure to begin with a carriage ride. The information is different and just as informative with each driver. It is well worth the money to get information on newly discovered history and other areas of the city outside of the french quarters.

March 23, 2023

I had a great experience. the guide was awesome and his knowledge and wit were amazing. so glad to learn of the care for the horses. everyone i came in contact with were so nice. will reccomend to friends if they go to charleston to be sure and take the tour.

March 23, 2023

The carriage ride was nice, but our tour guide Ben kind of joked around more with the passengers than keeping the momentum on staying on track with the historical facts of various historical sites. It’s okay to incorporate humor to the touring experience, but stay on the historical facts to make the experience more enjoyable for the tourists who are coming from out of town.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 134529