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9 Best Carriage Tours in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Haunted Carriage Experience

Charleston, South Carolina is just a magical place. Between the clip-clop of hooves on cobblestones, the scenery of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, the historic French Quarter and its wrought-iron architecture, and the pastel shades of Rainbow Row, it’s sure to capture your heart.

Is there any better way to experience the sights of the city than with a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride? We think not. The best carriage tours in Charleston are a fun and informative way to mix a unique adventure with an interactive experience.

I must admit, my favorite part of any visit to Charleston is the sight of beautiful horses trotting down the road with a carriage in tow (and I’ve got the photos and exasperated travel companions to prove it). You might even forget that you’re learning about Charleston’s history as you cruise through the commercial district, downtown Charleston, and the French Quarter on these fun tours.

If you can’t go horseback riding in the Old West or don’t feel like driving around Charleston, a horse-drawn carriage across charming cobblestone streets might be the next best thing.

Plus, no saddle sores! There are several horse-drawn carriage companies in town. Most of the stables are located around the same area on Anson, Pinckney, and Guignard streets.

The next time you’re planning a vacation and searching for the best carriage tours in Charleston, check out our collection to find signature Southern hospitality and Lowcountry vibes. As with any travel destination, it’s always a good idea to look into insurance, so shop around on before you book your flight or hit the road.


Best Carriage Tours in Charleston, South Carolina

1. Haunted Carriage Evening Tour

Charleston Haunted Carriage Experience
Old South Carriage Co / GetYourGuide

Enjoy a 40-minute haunted carriage evening tour. Be entertained, or freaked out, by spooky stories and paranormal tales about Charleston’s past as you roll along 15 blocks of historic cobblestone streets. Tours take you by the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, Charleston City Market, and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church as knowledgeable guides regale with local lore about pirates, prisoners, and more than 300 years of history.

Tours start at the Old South Carriage Company’s stables at 14 Anson Street. Old South Carriage Company offers tours led by guides who are members of the Palmetto Guild, which means they’ve completed training and passed a comprehensive test…

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