Our Most Popular Tour!

Historic Charleston Carriage Tour

1-Hour tour
Adult $50 | Child $40
Typically 9am to 5pm. Varies seasonally.
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Explore Charleston's Rich History with the City's Friendliest Guides and Extraordinary Horses

Our most popular tour!

Our most popular tour! Explore historic downtown Charleston with a friendly, engaging guide, a beautiful horse, and a comfortable carriage for a memorable 1-hour carriage ride through history.

Historic Charleston Carriage Tour

$50 / Adult (ages 12+)

$40 / Child(ages 4-11)$0 / Infants(ages 0-3)

Enjoy a relaxing historic carriage ride in Charleston, SC while your engaging guide and lovable horse take you through the historic sites and attractions.

  • Location: The Historic Downtown Charleston District
  • Capacity: Up to 16 passengers
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Private and public tours available
  • Available daily, typically 9am to 5pm. Varies seasonally. Departs every 15-30 minutes
  • Private row and carriage upgrades available
  • Starts 1 block from the Charleston City Market at 14 Anson St.


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Essential Information to Plan Your Visit

  • Meet at Old South Carriage 14 Anson St., Charleston
  • Arrive 10 minutes before your tour.
  • We are proud to offer guests a comfortable, indoor meeting location with seating and restrooms.
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Guest Comfort
  • Restrooms: A restroom is available in our building at 14 Anson St. There will be no scheduled breaks during the 60-minute tour.


  • Accessibility: Everyone boards our carriages from an elevated platform accessed via an inclined ramp. Deboarding occurs from a separate elevated platform with 3 steps and a handrail to ground level. Guests with mobility issues will find that our accessibility accommodations rank among the best in the carriage tours industry.


  • Drinks: Stay hydrated with your own beverage (non-alcoholic) or water can be purchased at our office. We donate 25 cents of each bottled beverage sold to Water Missions International.
Planning for the Weather
  • We operate rain or shine with your safety in mind. Carriages are covered, and rain ponchos are available on-site for $2.00.
  • In the event of lightning, or when determined by the City of Charleston ordinance, carriage tours will be canceled. You’ll be notified in advance if a tour will be canceled.

Historic Charleston Carriage Tour

Why We Are a Leader of Charleston Guided Tours Since 1983

State-of-the-Art Carriages

Our modern carriages are designed for comfort for you and our horses, while maintaining an authentic look.
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Extraordinary Horses

Our beautiful horses are the stars of our Charleston carriage tours, and caring for them is our top priority.
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Certified Guides

Only top-tier Palmetto Guild certified guides lead our carriage rides in Charleston for the most entertaining and accurate tour.
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Upgrades & Add Ons

Customize Your Tour

Make It A Private Tour

Upgrade to a Private Row

Get a row to yourself by filling the remaining seats for a discounted price and a more private carriage ride experience. Each row has 4 seats.

$25 per empty seat

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Upgrade to a Private Carriage

Book a private tour in Charleston in an exclusive carriage for just your group. Up to 2 private carriages can be booked online; for 3 or more carriages, please contact us.

$700 per carriage

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Private Vis-à-Vis Carriage

Experience an intimate, private carriage ride in Charleston, SC for 1-4 people.


$500 per carriage

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Millions served. Millions delighted.

We’ve been delighting guests since 1983. See what they have to say about our history-rich Charleston carriage tours.

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Free Cancellation

We offer Charleston's most generous cancellation and rescheduling policy.


Public Tours: Get a full refund with 1 hr notice, or reschedule online anytime before your tour.


Private Tours: Get a full refund for any reason with 24 hrs notice. Get a full refund due to inclement weather with just 2 hrs notice.


Groups & Exclusive Tours: Get a full refund for any reason with 48 hrs notice.


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