From the signing of the Ordinance of Secession to the first shots of the war and much more, Charleston played a pivotal role in the American Civil War. For those who want to experience the history of Charleston in the war first hand, there is no better way to do it than on a Civil War Carriage Tour from Classic Carriage Works.

Reservation Details

  • Departure Time: This specialty tour leaves every Thursday – Sunday at 11:00 am.
  • Availability: This is one of our most popular tours, and it sells out quickly. Limited seats are available. Private tours are available on other days and times by reservation only.
  • Cost: Tickets are $28 for adults and $18 for children.
  • Reservations: This is a popular tour. Reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Pick-Up and Drop-Off: Pick-up and drop-off are at the Classic Carriage Works stable located at 10 Guinard Street.

What To Expect

This one-hour tour will give you an inside look at Charleston’s crucial role in the Civil War. As you meander through Charleston’s historic district by carriage, our knowledgeable guides will tell you about everything from why South Carolina seceded and the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to the devastating fire of 1861, the heroic actions of Robert Smalls, the bombardment of the city by Union artillery, and more. On this tour, you’ll learn about the major events in the war from Secession to Reconstruction. This fully narrated tour brings American history to life!

These Tours Are Great For…


Education is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child. Experiencing the history of Charleston as a family will be a memory that children will hold onto for a lifetime. Being whisked through the streets in a comfortable carriage allows families to cover more ground than they could on foot, so families can get even more out of their visit.

History Buffs

Even the most knowledgeable history buffs will learn something new on this specialty tour. Tour the sites you’ve read about in history books, and listen as our guides make the city’s history come to life.

School Field Trips

Students may not remember everything they learn in school, but they’ll never forget this up close and personal experience that puts them in the heart of a city they’ve read so much about. These safe and comfortable tours are a great way to make learning fun for students.


What’s not to love about being guided through one of America’s most beautiful cities in a horse-drawn carriage? Everyone will learn something new on this specialty tour and can experience the city of Charleston in a new way.

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Book a Civil War Tour with Classic Carriage Works today!