The advent of automobiles caused a spike in horse unemployment, forcing steeds to make ends meet by auctioning off hair-braiding sessions to fifth-grade girls. Spend time with gainfully employed quadrupeds with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a one-hour carriage tour of historical Charleston for two from Olde Towne Carriage Company (up to a $40 value).
For more than 30 years, Olde Towne Carriage Company’s drivers have escorted wide-eyed voyagers along Charleston’s winding 250-year-old streets in a fleet of well-appointed horse-drawn carriages. Licensed, knowledgeable tour guides spirit up to 16 visitors on 25- to 30-block tours, passing the Old Market, historical homes with elegant wrought-iron gates, and picturesque gardens populated by vacationing garden gnomes. The company's stable of horses, including doe-eyed beauties Chief, Jake, and Big John, clip-clop down cobblestone streets with carriages in tow as the tour guide imparts facts about Charleston's rich history and bustling industry of stone cobblers.
20 Anson St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29401