Telling Stories in Charleston

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This past January, Condé Nast Traveler chose Charleston, SC as the best city in the country and second best in the world when it published “The 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World,” issue. Among the global winners, only four U.S. cities were named: New York City, San Francisco, Washington, DC and our very own Charleston, South Carolina.

We’re delighted that Charleston carriage tours are highlighted in the what makes Charleston so lovely. We couldn’t agree more with Conde Nast that wrote, “With its beautiful gardens, vibrantly painted Georgian houses along Rainbow Row, and carriages clacking across cobblestone streets, Charleston remains one of the country’s most picturesque cities.”

It’s not just Charleston’s charm and picturesque views that make this wonderful city the best in the nation; it’s the stories that you find around every corner. On a carriage tour from Charleston Carriage Works, our professional tour guides will tell you the stories that live within the culture of historic downtown Charleston. These stories and legends have been passed down since the birth of our nation, and are still a very prominent part of our sweet southern city.

Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival

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At the Charleston County Public Library at 342 Meeting Street on March 11-12, 2016, some of the nation’s best storytellers assemble for the 4th annual Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival. Complete with evening ghost stories, performances, music and a tent filled with activities the whole family can enjoy, the event celebrates a rich tradition of oral history that has been part of the Southern way of life for generations.

Everybody Loves Charleston

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Once you’re finally here, you’ll be pleased to stop dreaming and start exploring. In Charleston, South Carolina you can collect so many different experiences: historic urban discoveries, family fun, romantic encounters, culinary delights, architectural appreciation, outdoor adventures and more. Everybody loves to visit Charleston and we know you’ll create some memorable stories of your own during your stay.

Every Corner Tells a Story

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Why not begin your visit with one of the very best things to do in Charleston? Grab a camera and climb aboard one of our pretty, covered horse-drawn Charleston carriage rides for a relaxing, intriguing and informative tour of the Holy City. There’s simply no better way hear the captivating stories and the history that has occurred within this beautiful ornate city.

Proud survivors of pirates, hurricanes, fires, floods and earthquakes, a collection of more than 2,800 historic buildings are currently being protected by an ordinance that restricts altering any of the architectural details viewable from the street. This has contributed to making Charleston, S.C. one of the best historically preserved cities in the country.

Charleston: A window to the past

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Charleston was the leading city in the South for two centuries, from the Colonial Era to the Civil War. The tour guides from Charleston Carriage Works will bring history alive as they share true tales that have been documented throughout the years. You’ll hear about important patriots, founding fathers, presidents, wealthy shipping merchants and planters, notable women, Civil War figures and enslaved African-Americans who visited these handsome homes.

Seven days a week, every 30 minutes or so, the best local, licensed guides and carriages will depart from the stables at 20 Anson Street, just around the corner from Charleston Historic City Market. Climb aboard our carriage tour to hear the stories of our beautiful historic city.