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CAROLINA POLO & CARRIAGE COMPANY
577-6767 or fax 577-9595
45 Pinckney Street, Charleston, SC
Seven days a week, 9am-dusk.  All of our guides are licensed and trained by a tour director of over 20-years experience. Private carriages are available for tours, weddings and other occasions. Give us fifty minutes and we'll give you Charleston as you've never experienced it before. Group tours are available. Owned and operated by direct decendant of Charlestonian families who arrived here in the 1600's. 

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OLD SOUTH CARRIAGE COMPANY
723-9712
  #2 Anson Street, Charleston
9am-dusk. Seven days a week.  We offer a 50-60 minute fully narrated horse drawn carriage tours on a carriage with forward facing seats. Our licensed tour guides wear Confederate uniforms with a distinctive RED SASH. Tours depart from our air-conditioned stable at 14 Anson Street (in the Market) every 15-20 minutes, no reservations necessary. We have easy access loading and unloading platforms, bathrooms and video entertainment. Call for a phone ahead discount. Groups welcome. Just look for the RED SASH! MC, V.

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PALMETTO CARRIAGE
40 N. Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401, 723-8145. 9am-dusk daily. Palmetto Carriage, the oldest continually operating carriage company, has the most experienced guides and always gives one hour, fully-narrated tours. They begin from the "Red Barn" where we have plenty of animals, including miniatures. Free parking.

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ADVENTURE SIGHTSEEING TOURS
1090 Fort Sumter Drive, Charleston, SC 29412, 762-0088 or 800-722-5394. 24 hrs. Reservations accepted 24 hours. The best Historic Charleston: see mansions, churches, Rainbow Row, Catfish Row, Market, see Ft. Sumter from the Battery. The old and the active Citadel, etc. 75 minute, 90 minute, two hour tours and Citadel Dress Parade Tour. Free pick-up at the Market, downtown lodgings, and City Marina. Our tours are the most comprehensive in Charleston. Call for your discount tickets and departure times. African-American tours, group walking tours and step-on guide service by reservation. Fun and informative.

 

CHARLESTON TOURS
545 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407, 571-0049. 9am-6pm. Plantation and city tours. We do it all! Take the tour recommended by the late great travel writer, Charles Kuralt. The tours depart daily from the Visitors Center. Treat yourself to "Real Southern Hospitality"...See the Historic District and the charm of the Old South at one of our famous plantations.

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"DOIN THE CHARLESTON" TOURS
763-1233 or 800-647-4487
P.O. Box 31338, Charleston, SC 29417-1338,     e-mail: videker@aol.com. 8am-10pm. Our tour covers over five times more area than carriage tours! Free pick-up from city lodgings and marina.   History comes alive! All major points covered with a stop at the famous Battery. A 90-minute live narrated mini-bus tour with laser-disc IMAGES and MUSIC. Humor, charm and drama, air-conditioned comfort and large viewing windows. Native Charleston guide. Not recommended for small children. Tours depart daily from the Charleston Visitor Center at 9:30am, noon, 2:30pm and 5pm (4:30 in winter). Rates: adult $13, child (6-11) $9. Meet at Charleston Visitor Center for (adult) discount. Call for group rates.

 

GRAY LINE BUS TOURS
PO Box 219, Charleston, SC 29402, 722-4444 or 800-423-0444. Open 7:30am- 5:30pm. America's premier sightseeing company offers you quality and dependability with experienced guides relating the complete history of the area and its attractions. Tours depart daily, year-round from the Charleston Visitor Center and downtown hotels by reservation. Enjoy your visit with Gray Line!

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TALK OF THE TOWN
2166 St. James Drive, Charleston, SC 29412, 795-8199. Reservationist 24 hrs. Enjoy panoramic viewing of the Battery, Rainbow Row, and all major downtown landmarks from a minibus designed for touring Charleston. Guides average eight years experience. Two-hour tour includes a 35-minute fully guided tour of the Nathaniel Russell House or the Edmondston Alston House. Pick up at downtown hotels. MC, V.

 

TAYLORED TOURS OF CHARLESTON
1300 Lenevar Drive, Charleston, SC 29407, 763-5747 or 888-449-TOUR. Open 7:30 am - 11 pm. Tours at 9:15, noon, 2:45 and 5 pm. Largest selection of historic tours and museum houses. Two hour tours stop at either the Nathaniel Russell, Heyward Washington or Aiken-Rhett houses. All Tours cover 90 points of interest and four historic areas. Special interest tours: Civil War, black history and colonial period. Free pick-ups downtown, group rates and discounts available.



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CHAI Y'ALL TOURS
316 Confederate Circle, Charleston, SC 29407-7431, 556-0664 or fax: 556-8355. A proud Jewish heritage has enriched America's most historic city, South Carolina and America. Your knowledgeable, experienced licensed guide has conducted tours for Jewish museums and special groups. Sharing facts, stories and sites of Jewish interest from 1695 to the present will be a "mechayeh" for you. All private tours only for you. Guides for bus groups, youth groups, small walks and private guide with private car.

 

GULLAH TOURS
9 Trachelle Lane, Charleston, SC 29407, 763-7551. Monday-Friday 11am & 1pm; Saturday & Sunday 11am, 1 & 3pm. Alphonso Brown, Owner/guide. Gullah tours explores the places, history and stories that are relevant to the varied contributions made by Black Charlestonian's. Get to see the unseen, hear the untold history of Charleston, meet the people, see the strange graveyards, but best of all, meet National Folk Treasurer and Blacksmith/iron worker, Phillip Simmons.

 

SWEET GRASS TOURS
316 Confederate Circle, Charleston, SC 29407-7431, 556-0664 or fax: 556-8355. See and learn of Afro-American influences to Charlestons architecture, churches, culture, cuisine, Gullah, history, music, persons plus sites and stories of importance for visitors wanting accurate facts and information of Charleston's important black history. Knowledgeable registered historic guides to accompany your church, school, family reunions and historical groups by bus or walking tours.
 

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