City Market, Charleston
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  • Charleston: Historical Downtown Tour by Horse-drawn Carriage

    1. Charleston: Historical Downtown Tour by Horse-drawn Carriage

    This 60-minute narrated carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic downtown Charleston. It really is the best way to see the “Holy City” and learn about its rich and vast history. The tour begins at our stables just one block from the city market, where a number of our horses live. Restrooms and water are available as well as a loading ramp to easily board one of the custom-built carriages.  Departing from the barn, you will continue to the city gate located in the Old City Market. Historic Downtown Charleston is split up into a number of areas that each tour is directed to travel to. Some highlights of these areas are Charleston Harbor, Rainbow Row, 4 Corners of Law, King Street, White Point Gardens, and the Charleston Battery.  A licensed tour guide will be narrating the entire tour with informative and entertaining commentary. At the end of the tour you will...

    Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area and its history. We enjoyed our time on the tour and were impressed on how well they treated their horses. Compared to other companies we walked by, they seem to have the best facility and the horses their top priority.

  • Charleston: City Tour and Museum Combo

    2. Charleston: City Tour and Museum Combo

    Feel the past come alive on this combination tour in Charleston. Ride in comfort on a climate-controlled coach and discover Charleston's 300 years of living history with passionate licensed tour guides. Follow your bus tour with a visit to the Charleston Museum, one of the oldest museums in the United States. On your bus tour, experience the Old Market area and admire the historic homes and churches where generations of Charlestonians worked, lived, and worshipped. See and hear about Fort Sumter, the Harbor of History, and the Aircraft Carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point. Make sure to take your camera as you will have the opportunity to stop at the famous Battery Seawall and enjoy the spectacular views. Keep your camera handy when you pass by the colorful houses on Rainbow Row, too. Finally, dive into the history of the Holy City at the Charleston Museum, which was opened to the public...

    A wonderful 2 hours spent in the museum. We could have spent the whole day. I will return to spend more time.

  • Charleston: Magnolia Cemetery Nighttime Tour

    3. Charleston: Magnolia Cemetery Nighttime Tour

    With an expert guide, enjoy a 90-minute walking tour to uncover the best of Magnolia Cemetery’s history, mystery, and spirits. Hear startling stories such as the unsolved murdered socialite, an outraged politician that ordered his butler’s execution, and scandalous tragedies that are never told in history books. Originally a 1790’s rice plantation, Magnolia Cemetery was founded in 1849 on the banks of the Cooper River in Downtown Charleston. Home to 35,000 permanent residents, including authors and poets, artists, Confederate generals and soldiers, prominent politicians, bootleggers, prostitutes, and socialites. Magnolia Cemetery served as a Confederate encampment to defend the city from the Union bombardment during the Civil War. Over 2,000 Confederate soldiers lay at rest in Magnolia, including the eight-man Hunley crew, eighty-four soldiers who fought in the battle at Gettysburg, and...

    My husband and I went on the 9:30 tour. It was alot of fun and kind of spooky.Thr guide was knowledgeable and entertaining..I would recommend

  • Charleston: 3-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    4. Charleston: 3-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your adventure begins at the Four Corners of Law and takes you on a well-designed course through historic squares and cobblestone streets, among ancient gravestones and down through the beautiful neighborhoods of this true Southern gem. You’ll visit famous civil war defense installations and experience the beauty of the Charleston Bay. The tour requires approximately 2.5 miles of walking and uses the free trolley at two points during the adventure. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop to enjoy a historic monument, take in the ocean views or grab an ice cream… why not, it’s your schedule right? Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per...

    My team bailed on me so I did the scavenger hunt on my own and actually had fun! Saw lots of cool things and walked a LOT! I suggest bringing paper and pencil for a few of the questions…they didn’t translate well to notes on the phone. Took me about four hours to complete, partially because I got sidetracked a few times. It was fun! I would definitely do it again in another location. It is, however, a bit expensive, I think.

  • Charleston: Private Carriage Ride

    5. Charleston: Private Carriage Ride

    Experience Charleston on a private carriage ride. See the “Holy City” in a more intimate setting with your own personal tour guide, who will tell you all about the historical buildings, parks and plazas of the city. You'll get to see more than 25 blocks of this historic town.  For a truly memorable experience, choose the evening option to see the sun set over the city and the city lights coming on.  You will be travelling in a Palmetto vis a vis carriage, where two benches face each other, offering a wonderful experience for a small group or family.

    Drudge is an absolutely beautiful horse and Tyler an excellent guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our private carriage ride through Historic Charleston!!

  • Charleston: Haunted Pub Crawl of the Market

    6. Charleston: Haunted Pub Crawl of the Market

    Learn about Charleston’s haunted past while sipping on a local craft beer or a relaxing glass of wine. Hear tales of the ghosts that wander the streets of Charleston and haunt some of the local establishments from an expert guide. Explore the local market which is a designated National Heritage site. This haunted pub crawl tour will also cover the vast history of Charleston’s sordid and seedy affairs.

    This is an actual sit down at each place, get a drink and listen to stories. The guide (Adam) was very personable and fun! Appetizers were included at two of the pubs and drink recs at each one. Would recommend.

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What people are saying about City Market, Charleston

Drudge is an absolutely beautiful horse and Tyler an excellent guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our private carriage ride through Historic Charleston!!

My husband and I went on the 9:30 tour. It was alot of fun and kind of spooky.Thr guide was knowledgeable and entertaining..I would recommend

Wonderfully creepy history cemetery tour. Ben was nice, honest and very knowledgeable with a sense of humor..

Nice to see the city up close and learning about the history of Charleston!

We loved the night time tour! Our guide was an excellent guide!