Carriage Rides Around Historic Downtown Charleston

Carriage Rides passed Historic Downtown Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina is one of the oldest cities in the United States, as it was founded in 1670. The city has a rich history of pirates, military battles and even a few writers setting up shop in the town.  The King Charles Inn located in historic downtown Charleston even shares part of this historic history. Edgar Allen Poe chose the King Charles Inn (known as The Pavilion Hotel back then) as his weekly retreat while he was a soldier stationed at Fort Moultrie. Local legend says he meet his beloved Annabel Lee here in Charleston and her father kept them apart until she died of sadness. It was after her death that he wrote his famous poem of the same name.

If you are looking to spend some time seeing all the famous sites and hearing local Charleston legends, try a carriage tour through historic downtown.  The carriage tour will take you passed some of the great sites in Charleston including:

  • The Aiken-Rhett House
  • The Calhoun Mansion
  • Rainbow Row
  • The City Market
  • The Old Exchange Building
  • The College of Charleston
  • St. Phillips Church
  • The Old City Jail

The carriage ride will also tell you about famous local legends like Poe, Blackbeard the pirate and how the city was used during the American Revolution, the Civil War and prohibition.  If this sounds like a great historical tour to take when you are in Charleston, book your room at the King Charles Inn, a historical Charleston Hotel. The King Charles Inn’s spacious hotel rooms are full of 18th century charm with all the modern luxuries you expect. The hotel has all the finest amenities including an outdoor pool with sundeck, complimentary wif-fi and a bar with great happy hour specials. Contact any of the King Charles Inn’s helpful and welcoming staff with any questions about carriage tours or to book your stay today.

Posted in Uncategorized by King Charles Inn on December 22, 2012

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