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Old South Carriage Company

#6 of 129 Outdoor Activities in Charleston Features Animals
14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2028
+1 843-723-9712
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There's no better way to see historic Charleston than from the vantage point of an Old South Carriage. Family owned and operated since 1983, Old South Carriage Company offers fully narrated hour-long tours by licensed guides wearing the Confederate uniform with the Red Sash. Come to our English-style stable at 14 Anson Street, just 2 blocks from The City Market and meet our friendly and professional staff. Reservations are not necessary as tours depart every 20 - 30 minutes throughout the day. A ramp leading to a platform makes boarding easy. Old South Carriage Company uses French Percherons and Belgian Draft horses. These sturdy employees vacation at Sugah Cain, the owner's 65-acre plantation on John's Island. For 2-3 months annually, these beautiful horses are free to run in large pastures or leisurely graze under century-old live oaks. Tours operate daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 (DST) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST). ~Look for the Red Sash~ Our symbol of a quality horse-drawn carriage tour of Charleston, South Carolina.
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14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2028
+1 843-723-9712

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best carriage tour weve experienced. Our tour guide had a wealth of knowledge and was a 7th generation local. I have been on numerous carriage tours and know alot about the city. But on this trip I learned things I hadnt heard of and he...More

Thank amybetsy
Reviewed yesterday

A great way to see the downtown area and learn about the buildings you pass on your tour. Josh H, our tour guide was excellent...as was Dolly, the horse! Will definitely come back if ever in Charleston again. Would love to do the evening haunted...More

Thank cknight0123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a business trip I had some free time before a flight home. The hour-long tour was perfect. Departing from Anson St, you board within the stables that all look clean and well maintained. A guide accompanies the tour & shares much knowledge of the...More

Thank NFGS
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed the carriage ride through historic Charleston. Our guide was wonderful. The only negative is before you start, the carriage stops at a city station and they determine the route you go on because they limit the amount of carriages in any one...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 2 days ago

After spending several days walking the city, we decided to try a carriage tour for a change. We had been overhearing lots of guides on these trips describing the various sights and history and thought some local color might be interesting. We elected to go...More

Thank PrestonR05
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a blast on our carriage with our tour guide Ian and horse Sammy. It was the perfect activity to do Sunday afternoon to see more of the city. We had a private carriage for 8 and it was perfect and so affordable. The...More

Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had Elliott (the driver) and Bill (the horse)...both were FANTASTIC! We were very pleased with the company and our driver. Elliott was VERY knowledgeable about Charleston and very kind. He explained things well and answered all questions we had. He also explained the care...More

Thank Mrs738
Reviewed 4 days ago

We very much enjoyed this Historical ride of the Historic District. We would use Old South Carriage Company again. Our tour guide was very well informed. Overall, a great experience.

Thank LarryandChrisy M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The carriage ride was ok. It would be much better if 4 in a seat wasn't a requirement. I was cramped in between people and didn't have enough room. It made the entire trip very unpleasant. However the guide did an excellent job.

Thank dnelson135
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had taken a bus tour of Charleston on Monday with another company which was a terrible experience. We decided to try the carriage ride to get a better experience of Charleston. Our tour guide, Elliott, gave us that better experience. It was like we...More

Thank Straveler1007
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Do you have private tours for a couple? If so, how much? Thank You!
29 March 2017|
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Response from Ashley C | Property representative |
Hello, yes we do have private tours. The private tours are listed through the Old South Carriage website only.
Where can we park close to the departure point on Anson?
15 February 2017|
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Response from Ashley C | Property representative |
Check the app Parkopedia for the best parking nearby!
Handicap accessible?
19 January 2017|
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Response from Brittany J | Reviewed this property |
You have to climb into the carriage.