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Address: 14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2028
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+1 843-723-9712
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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There's no better way to see historic Charleston than from the vantage...

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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Keeping with the old world charm!

This is the equivalent of a hop on hop off bus tour in the big cities. This was the first activity we did on our first day in Charleston. It gave us a very good idea on the layout... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the equivalent of a hop on hop off bus tour in the big cities. This was the first activity we did on our first day in Charleston. It gave us a very good idea on the layout of the city, what to explore more of etc. Our tour guide was very informative and funny. I would highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on tour #1 and had a great time! Very fun and informative. Our horse was Jack and he was slow that day but I didn't notice! haha . Will definitely go again. I liked that they said the horses have vacation time at the plantation and can be around grass and not hooked to a carriage always.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the third time in about 10 years but this time with our grandson. He was a little tired but we all enjoyed the ride. The route for all 5 tour groups is random so you never know which route you will go on. This was our first time on this particular route so it was like a new... More 

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Vale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Book this tour for 11:00 on a Sunday. Our tour guide Mike (and our horse guide Dave) were great. Mike knew alot of information and talked about the city the entire tour. Dave was a very steadfast horse and took us effortlessly through the tour. We lucked out and drew the #1 (Battery Park /waterfront) tour. (There are three routes,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour guide gave food information about Charleston. It was a great way to see the town. The carriage was comfortable and the drivers costume was fun.

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this excursion! From 'Tom' our sweet horse to our tour navigator! She was funny, and knew all kinds of local history on people and places and historical facts. It was a one hour tour that is crammed full of local colour!

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ian rocks the tour of Charleston with his trusted horse Sammy. Ian told stories, historical facts and jokes throughout our one hour tour. We learned a lot about this wonderful town and toured areas we would not have ventures to on our own. Ian did a great job thinking on his feet when an accident blocked the normal route. He... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In January, my husband and I came to visit Charleston for a birthday party and had so much fun on a tour with Janice that we wanted to bring our children. We went home and planned another trip. This time, our family had a great time on our historic carriage ride through Charleston, SC with our guide Elliot. He knew... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a carriage tour of Charleston with our guide Mike and his horse Dave. Our new friends took us on a one-hour tour of Rainbow Row, the Battery and Church Street. Mike was full of great stories without being overbearing. We enjoyed his varying southern accent. Dave the horse was very patient as we all waited behind a garbage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only in Charleston for the day. We found this tour to be an awesome way to see parts of the historic district to get our day started. Weston our guide was excellent, he had the right balance of knowledge and humor. Tom the horse was a character that made the tour even more enjoyable.

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