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Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

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Charleston, United States

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icon35 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover downtown Charleston on a Southern-style carriage ride that passes through the Commercial District and Waterfront Park. Learn about the history, architecture, and people of this old South Carolina city throughout the tour.
  • Carriage ride in downtown Charleston
  • View the architecture of downtown
  • Learn about the city's history from your guide
  • Take a leisurely carriage ride that allows for great photo ops
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35-minute Evening Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston
Professional Guide
Learn more about Charleston's Commercial District and Waterfront Park
Gratuities

Departure Point

8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to central Charleston to begin your tour in the early evening.

Meet your guide and the team of mules that gently pull your carriage around the heart of Charleston.

Head into downtown Charleston's Commercial District and hear the history of the buildings along the route. Pass the Old Exchange Building, once visited by George Washington, and learn about the architecture of several historic churches. Continue through Waterfront Park, which is situated on the Cooper River before returning to your starting point to end your tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
During this 35-minute evening carriage tour, you learn about Charleston’s history, architecture, flora, and the people that make up the “Holy City,” all while enjoying a cool evening breeze. This tour is a great option during the hotter months to avoid the summer sun. Our evening Charleston carriage tours cover parts of the old walled city, historic churches, and public buildings as well as the Cooper River Water Front.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Charleston City Market
Your carriage tour will pass through the City Market
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palmetto Carriage Works
You will meet your certified tour guide and your horse or mule drawn carriage at our Big Red Barn at 8 Guignard Street.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
See the Old Exchange Building where George Washington visited
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Palmetto Carriage Works

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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston.

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  • "A good way to scout out a restaurant for your evening meal." See review

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Would 100% recommend!
Ryan_S
, Oct 2020
The tour was Fanta and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! I would definitely do this again and schedule a longer tour next time!
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Ride with Uber and Lyft
Sarah_W
, Oct 2020
We really enjoyed our tour! Our tour guide Justin was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and extremely funny! He had us laughing the whole time! I would strongly recommend a carriage ride tour.
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The driver
Charleston2020
, Oct 2020
Had a great time. Didn’t realize it was a 30 minute tour when we booked it otherwise we were taking our tour. Our driver to the fantastic job.
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Great Experience!!
Jane_M
, Oct 2020
I felt totally safe as far as the cleanliness and we all wore masks. The guide was very professional, informative, and it was a great experience for me and my 12-year-old son.
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The whole experience
David_E
, Sep 2020
We Loved riding through the streets listening to our informed guide, he was very knowledgeable and we will return again thank you
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Family trip
Thomas_P
, Sep 2020
We loved the carriage ride!! There were 8 family members that all loved it. Not sure what else to say........
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Charleston Adventure
Elizabeth
, Aug 2020
The horses are amazing animals. It was hard to hear guide. The history of Charlestson was great just wanted more.
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Slightly leaning church
Wendy_B
, Aug 2020
It was a wonderful way to start our vacation in Charleston! We received a great history lesson! Would highly recommend!
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Good tour but don't expect "evening"
Jerry_G
, Aug 2020
"Evening" is a misnomer during daylight saving time. The tour leaves at 6:00 p.m. year-round. Nevertheless the driver was very knowledgeable and interesting and didn't cut back any even though we were the only couple on the carriage. The sites were mostly different from the earlier tours with a minimum of duplication. A good way to scout out a restaurant for your evening meal.
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Fun Way to Experience Charleston
JulesM
, Aug 2020
What a fun way to experience some of Charleston’s history! The driver was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the ride. I just wish it could have been longer.
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