Our Guides.

You are guaranteed one of the best Charleston, SC carriage tours as your Certified City of Charleston tour guide shares the secrets and stories of beautiful Charleston with unparalleled wit and charm. Each of our team members brings their own unique personality and perspective to every tour, making each carriage ride experience different. There is always something new to learn no matter how many carriage tours you’ve been a part of!

Not all tour guides in Charleston are certified by the City, but Certification is required to be a guide with Charleston Carriage Works.  Our guides have each endured a famously exhaustive certification process to prove their expertise and knowledge of Charleston. Exam topics include nearly 350 years of architecture, geography, botany and everything in between. With over 550 registered tour guides in this city, we think we’ve selected the best of the best talent who are thrilled to share their passion for local history with our guests every day.  No matter what method of tour you choose in Charleston, you should always be sure that it is conducted by a City Certified Guide.  Look for the seal of the Palmetto Guild that indicates City Certified guides.

Al

Historical figure that I admire: James Madison
My favorite author: Nicholas Sparks
If I could go back in time, what year would I choose?: 1861
Charleston Building that everyone should see: Old Exchange
When in Charleston, you have to eat: Shrimp and Grits

Allison

Historical figure that I admire: Abraham Lincoln
My favorite author: Sue Monk Kidd
If I could go back in time, what year would I choose?: 1861
Charleston Building that everyone should see: Old Exchange
When in Charleston, you have to eat: She Crab Soup

Andrew

Historical figure that I admire: John Adams
My favorite author: William Shakespeare
If I could go back in time, what year would I choose?: 1945
Charleston Building that everyone should see: Miles Brewton House
When in Charleston, you have to eat: Shrimp and Grits

Ashley

Historical figure that I admire: Dr. John Lining
My favorite author: Samuel Clemens
If I could go back in time, what year would I choose?: 1822
Charleston Building that everyone should see: Gaillard-Bennett House
When in Charleston, you have to eat: Pimento Cheese Ravioli

Bones

Historical figure that I admire: Doc Holliday
My favorite author: Lewsi Grizzard
If I could go back in time, what year would I choose?: 1885
Charleston Building that everyone should see: Market Hall
When in Charleston, you have to eat: Chicken Bog

Dale

Historical figure that I admire: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
My favorite author: Margaret Mitchell
If I could go back in time, what year would I choose?: 1810
Charleston Building that everyone should see: Old Exchange
When in Charleston, you have to eat: Shrimp and Grits

Dan

Historical figure that I admire: Francis Warrington Dawson
My favorite author: Mark Twain
If I could go back in time, what year would I choose?: 1861
Charleston Building that everyone should see: The Tavern
When in Charleston, you have to eat: Chicken Divan

Matthew

Historical figure that I admire: George Gordon Byron
My favorite author: Oscar Wilde
If I could go back in time, what year would I choose?: 1814
Charleston Building that everyone should see: 82 1/2 Tradd
When in Charleston, you have to eat: Parmesan  Fish

Paulette

Historical figure that I admire: Samuel Augustus Maverick
My favorite author: C.S. Lewis
If I could go back in time, what year would I choose?: 1855
Charleston Building that everyone should see: Edmonston-Alston House
When in Charleston, you have to eat: She Crab Soup

Blake

Historical figure that I admire: Henry David Thoreau
My favorite author: Wilbur Smith
If I could go back in time, what year would I choose?: 1896
Charleston Building that everyone should see: J.C.H. Claussen Building
When in Charleston, you have to eat: Chicken Perlo

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