1. United States
  2. South Carolina
  3. Charleston
  4. Rainbow Row

Charleston: Historical Downtown Tour by Horse-drawn Carriage

Product ID: 134529
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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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Wheelchair accessible

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  • 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
This 60-minute narrated carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic downtown Charleston. It really is the best way to see the “Holy City” and learn about its rich and vast history.

The tour begins at our stables just one block from the city market, where a number of our horses live. Restrooms and water are available as well as a loading ramp to easily board one of the custom-built carriages. 

Departing from the barn, you will continue to the city gate located in the Old City Market. Historic Downtown Charleston is split up into a number of areas that each tour is directed to travel to. Some highlights of these areas are Charleston Harbor, Rainbow Row, 4 Corners of Law, King Street, White Point Gardens, and the Charleston Battery. 

A licensed tour guide will be narrating the entire tour with informative and entertaining commentary. At the end of the tour you will arrive back at the stables, where you will get off the carriage using the unloading dock.
  • Services of a guide
  • Horse-drawn carriage tour
  • Use of restrooms
What’s Not Included
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes early to the local partner's barn. 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.

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Important information
Know before you go
• If inclement weather prevents tours from departing, we can refund your tour or reschedule for another time.
• Purchasing your tickets online in advance is highly recommended because it allows you to reserve seats for a particular tour time
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Old South Carriage Co

Product ID: 134529