By far, the most fun way to get around Charleston is a carriage ride.¬† You can make a reservation ahead of time, or take a chance and go on down to the City Market where the tours commence.
The tours are tightly regulated by the city and the animals are well-cared for.¬† Details such as where the tours go, how often the horses or mules get a break, and even clean-up is structured to assure the city's animals and humans¬† are content.
The guides are experts on the city and its history.¬† In fact, our tour guide had just completed her masters degree at the College of Charleston.¬† The tours are a fun way to learn and kids will come away with interesting facts they can impress their friends with. Facts like, what's the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery?¬† A graveyard is beside a church, a cemetery isn't.
Arrive early for your tour and meet the mules or horses who will be pulling the carriage. Our carriage was powered by Carter and Cash.