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Charleston: Sightseeing by Carriage & Classic Carriage Works

Product ID: 90432
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Experience the historic district of Charleston by horse and carriage on a 1-hour narrated history tour. Be guided around the beautiful residential area by a Percheron draft horse. See stunning architecture and end at Charleston's oldest active stable.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour Charleston's world famous historic district by horse and carriage
  • Learn about the rich and turbulent history of this grand Southern city
  • Experience the beauty of Charleston's antebellum mansions, gardens and churches
  • Trot around the city pulled by a beautiful Percheron draft horse
  • Benefit from the expertise of a licensed guide
Full description
Experience one of the oldest European settlements in North America by unique mode of transport on a sightseeing tour by horse and carriage ride around Charleston. Hear how the early population of the city included settlers from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Holland and Portugal, along with slaves from West Africa and immigrants from Barbados and the Caribbean.

At one time Charleston was the only walled city in North America that was built by the English. It was a center of pirate activity and a major port for the slave trade. Learn more about the city from the comfort of your horse-drawn carriage, such as how it was abandoned by the Confederacy after suffering the longest sustained campaign of the Civil War.

Hear about natural disasters, such as hurricanes, epidemics and the massive earthquake of 1886. Trot around one of America's best-preserved historic districts to see the unique architecture, exceptional gardens and beautiful residential homes. Experience Southern hospitality first hand as you journey through history, from the beginning of the colony through to the modern day.

Benefit from the live narration by a licensed guide as you admire the features of your Percheron draft horse and classic carriage. Cover some 30 blocks of the residential district asking questions along the way. End at the Old Brick Barn, built after the great fire of 1861 and now the oldest active stable in the city. Explore the barn after your tour is over, and say a proper hello to your horse!
Includes
  • Narrated, 1-hour (approximate) tour of Charleston's historic district by horse and carriage
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

10 Guignard Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that due to the fact that the guides work with horses and booking times may fluctuate throughout the day, your tour may leave up to 30 minutes before or after your scheduled departure time
• Please check in 30 minutes before your tour is scheduled
• The tour will not run in the event of bad weather, or if it gets too hot for the horses to work
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 109 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.8/5

Organized by

Classic Carriage Works, LLC

Product ID: 90432