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Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston

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    Your 1-hour historic carriage tour begins at the Historic City Market, where you'll meet your guide. After boarding your horse-drawn carriage, you’ll be taken back in time as your tour guide brings to life the history and architecture of Charleston. Your tour (depending on route which is determined on the day of) will include notable sites throughout Charleston. This historic carriage ride is operated by Charelstonians whose family's history dates back to the 1600s.
    See the Old Exchange building, one of the most historic buildings in America which was finished in 1771 and was the last building constructed by the British before the Revolutionary War. Another famous stop on the tour is Rainbow Row, the longest contiguous rows of pre-revolutionary buildings left in America and the most recognized set of buildings in Charleston. The Edmondston Allston House and the historic White Point Gardens, better known as "The Battery" will also be seen. Your guide will tell you the history behind several historic homes and mansions including Villa Marguerite, the William Washington House and the Famous #2 Meeting Street Inn which overlooks White Point Gardens.
    Listen as your guide shares with you the significance of several points of interest along Meeting street including the Calhoun Mansion, the Historic House Museum (The Nathaniel Russel House) and First Scott's Presbyterian Church. As you ride down Church Street, learn about the William Washington House. Your tour guide will bring the French Quarter to life with narratives of the Dock Street Theatre, the French Huguenot Church and St. Philips Church.
    Other highlights of your tour may include the Miles Brewton House on King Street (known for its Georgian Architecture), the Swordgate House, St Michael’s Episcopal Church (the oldest church structure in the city). See the Four Corners of Law located at the intersection of Meeting and Broad Street famously coined this by Robert Ripley from Ripley’s Believe It or Not fame. While your guide navigates the streets nearest the Battery you might catch a glimpse of Fort Sumter and hear the fascinating history behind the attack on the fort and the beginnings of the “Late Great Unpleasantness”.  Your tour concludes back at the Historic City Market where you are free to enjoy your next Charleston adventure.
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    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    Great 1 hour tour. Dave was very informative and I would highly recommend this tour company. We had group of five and took the 930am tour to beat the heat.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank christas663
    Reviewed 7 June 2019

    Our guide was fantastic. He was funny, told Great stories and had lots of historic info to share. We loved this tour of all the tours we took in both Charleston and Savannah when we visited both beautiful cities.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank momu1235
    Reviewed 29 May 2019

    The city of Charleston regulates the carriage tours and randomly assigns the tours after you board the carriage. We have been on several carriage tours in the city and have never been on the same route. Some of the routes may be disappointing if you...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank ute4lyf
    Reviewed 3 July 2018

    This is a regulated business and if you wanted a ride into the historical zone you could be disappointed as the carriages are assigned a route upon leaving the stand. Lots of carriage companies and most have drivers with lots of history and stories. It's...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    1  Thank Jim F
    Reviewed 2 May 2018

    Lasting about 1 hour you get your moneys worth learning about the history of Charleston. A city rich with history and cannon balls which occasionally surface from the civil war. Drivers are very versed and do not rush you. Worth the price and a pleasant...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    2  Thank 674earleh
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