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Historic Charleston Sites You’re Likely to See on our Carriage Tour

Charleston is full of historic sites that you might pass by and never know the significance they carry. When you climb aboard one of our carriages, driven by one our licensed tour guides and pulled by our beautiful horses and mules, here are some of those historic Charleston sites you are likely to see (depending on your tour path):


St. Philip’s Church

St. Philip’s Church is home to Charleston’s oldest congregation.


Four Corners of Law

This is where (in our totally biased opinion) the world’s most beautiful post office stands steadfast, opposite the Courthouse.


Rainbow Row

Situated near the Battery, Rainbow Row is a magical row of Georgian style homes painted in colonial Caribbean style.

a large brick building with a clock on the side of a road

St. Michael’s Church

St. Michael’s opened in 1761 and is one of the oldest church edifices in Charleston.

The Calhoun Mansion

A popular destination because of its Gilded Age antiques and English gardens, the mansion was once owned by John C. Calhoun’s grandson.


Two Meeting Street Inn

One given as a wedding gift in the Depression era, Two Meeting Street Inn has been called the crown jewel of Charleston’s accommodations and continues to be family-owned since it became a bed and breakfast in the late 1940s.


The Cistern, the hearth of College of Charleston.

The Cistern was constructed in 1857 as a reservoir to provide water for fighting fires in the days before the city installed a water system. Since then, it has not only housed the graduation ceremonies for College of Charleston, but it hosted The View, The Today Show and Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report.


South Carolina Society Hall

Society Hall was built at 72 Meeting Street as a school for female orphans and indigents, and as a meeting place. The first meeting was was held July 24, 1804.

White Point Gardens

Perhaps one of the most famous destinations on the Peninsula, White Point Gardens was the centerpiece of the Battery (hence the cannons) used to fortify the city in the Civil War.

Want to learn more about our beautiful, historic Charleston sites? Book your carriage tour today!