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Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour

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icon40 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Charleston's colonial roots on this evening carriage tour within the city of Charles Towne's original boundaries. Travel with a horse and buggy, just as the colonists did, on an evening tour that spares you from the midday heat as you learn about Charleston history between 1680-1770, including a visit to the oldest building in Charleston, the Four Corners of Law, Waterfront Park, and more.
  • Evening carriage tour of Charleston
  • Travel in horse and buggy through the city's oldest historic section
  • Learn about the history of Charleston between 1680 and 1770, including its mounted defense against numerous invaders
  • Visit important historical sites such as the Powder Magazine, the Four Corners of Law, and numerous churches
  • Multiple evening departure times to suit your schedule
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40-minute Historical Colonial Charles Towne Carriage Tour
Certified Driver/Guide
Learn about the construction of the first English Walled City in America
Gratuities

Departure Point

14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: you MUST check-in 15-minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled without refund.
  • Children 3 years and under are free provided that they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. If you want your child to have a seat, you must purchase a child seat.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Carriage can transport up to 16 passengers per departure.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Old South Carriage

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where does the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour depart from?
A:Carriages board and depart from our stable at 14 Anson Street (one block north of the City Market). Our stable provides protection from the elements while you wait.
Apr 2021
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Is parking available for the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:There are multiple parking garages and lots near the City Market. You can also park at the Visitor’s Center and ride the free Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) to the Market.
Apr 2021
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How early should I arrive for the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:You MUST check in 15-minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Failure to do so may result in your reservation being canceled without a refund.
Apr 2021
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Can I bring my young child with me on the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:Yes, children 3 years and under are free provided that they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. If you want your child to have a seat, you must purchase a child seat.
Apr 2021
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How long is the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:The carriage tour lasts approximately 40 minutes.
Apr 2021
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Is the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour narrated?
A:Yes. Our tours are narrated by a certified guide. All of our guides who provide historic tours are required to be members of the Palmetto Guild, which indicates they have successfully passed a comprehensive examination on the history of Charleston.
Apr 2021
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What will I see during the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:This 40-minute tour focuses on the settlers who built Charles Towne - the first English Walled City in America - and the important events, people, and historic structures from the Colonial time period.
Apr 2021
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How many people does the carriage seat during the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:Our surrey-style carriages seat up to 16 passengers and our wagonette carriages seat up to 8 passengers
Apr 2021
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Can I bring snacks/drinks with me on the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:Food is not allowed on the carriage, however, you may bring drinks with you. You can purchase bottled water at our offices before or after your tour.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring a stroller on the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:We cannot accommodate strollers on the carriage, however, you may store your stroller at our stable while you're on tour.
Apr 2021
Q:
What if the weather is bad on the date of my Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:We run our tours during rain, however, not during thunderstorms. If extended periods of inclement weather are forecasted, we may close for the day. If there is bad weather on your selected date, contact us at the number on your ticket to confirm.
Apr 2021
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Are carriages covered during the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:Yes. The roof offers shade during sunny weather and some protection from rain–but if it’s raining hard, you will get wet. Lightweight ponchos are available for purchase at 14 Anson Street where you board your carriage.
Apr 2021
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Can I bring my dog with me on the Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:We welcome dogs of all sizes if they’re well-behaved. Smaller pups may ride in your lap, and larger dogs can sit in the front row.
Apr 2021
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Historic Colonial Charles Towne Evening Carriage Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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It was great
marianne_d
, Apr 2021
Mac the horse was amazing and bri our tour guide was friendly and very informative. Staff were friendly and obviously adore the horses
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks for sharing your experience Marian, glad you had a good time on our historic carriage tour! We have the best horses in town and we agree, a carriage tour is a great way to start your visit to Charleston. Hope to see you again soon!
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Great tour!
Megan_B
, Apr 2021
Rivers was a great tour guide! He really knew the history and made us feel welcomed there. Jordan was the best horse too!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks for the review Megan! Glad you had fun with Rivers and Jordan!
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Carriage Ride
Barbara_S
, Sep 2020
It was a good way to see a small part of the city. It wasn’t as long as the tour stated and we didn’t feel like we saw much. But riding the carriage was fun.
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Must do in Charleston
Northerneradvice
, Aug 2020
Took a quick day trip to Charleston after moving our son to USC. All of us really enjoyed the carriage tour around Charleston. Definitely a must do!
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Colonial not ghost tour
Gary_S
, Jul 2020
It was okay......thought there’d be more historical information shared about the building and survival of the old city.
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Best way to see the town!
Christopher_A
, Jul 2020
This is definitely the best way to get an overview of the beauty and history of Charleston. Great for a first stop for your stay in Charleston. Tour is interactive, horses are transparently well taken care of, and the tour guide was informative and entertaining. Be sure to ask your guide about restaurant recommendations!
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Loved it!
Kayla
, Jul 2020
Great experience! Very informative and a great way to see historical Charleston. Both me and my husband loved it.
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Both thumbs up
ChubbyHappyHorse
, Mar 2020
Lovely, informative, and comical tour led by an historic buff with a great demeanor. As an animal lover, I was very impressed at how well kept the stalls were and how plump and content each of these huge equines appeared to be.
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Excellent
annmariethomas16
, Oct 2019
Rivers & his guide buddy Jim were personable, informative & entertaining! Highly recommend! Will definitely do again!
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