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Old South Carriage Company

4,344 reviews
About Old South Carriage Company
See historic Charleston than from the vantage point of an Old South Carriage. Family owned and operated since 1983, Old South Carriage Company offers narrated hour-long tours by licensed guides, day and night. 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 equine 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. - 8:00 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cool experience but the “haunted” part wasn’t really there. It was more of a history lesson. Wish there would have been cooler stories

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lauren S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our ride with Lori was fantastic! She was informative, interesting and pleasant. You can tell when someone really loves what they do; it shows.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GAMJR
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our tour guide, Elliott, was a history major in college and shared SO much with us. We went down rainbow row, by the battery, old provost building, and many houses of people who played vital rolls in the civil war. It was the highlight of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Courtney C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great tour. Jack was a perfect horse. The tour guide was funny and very knowledgeable about the history in Charleston.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kaye W
Reviewed yesterday

We decided on the Old South Carriage Company after seeing how well they treated their horses. We were extremely happy to find the guide was very informative about the history as well as gave advice when asked restaurants to go to and other activities to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a cool tour. I was able to walk up and buy tickets and got lucky enough to only have a 6 minute wait. The ticket person was nice and friendly. Our tour guide Carol was great and was able to command Jack the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great way to tour this beautiful city and learn about a lot of history along the way! John was amazing and Buddy did a great job! Our 3 young kids loved it too! Thanks for a memorable experience!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kristen C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tom knew the way and Janice knew the facts. Another great Charleston carriage tour from Old South Carriage Company!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank michaelwO8892EC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a must do on our list for Charleston. It was about an hour long journey into the past. Larry the horse was only trained for a few months. He was fantastic. Our driver John Ryan was very knowledgeable and very entertaining.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PWHarn
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked a tour after we had spent a couple hours wandering around the city, wondering about lots of things we were seeing. Definately worth every penny! Our driver/guide was Vaughn and he was great. He was very knowledgeble about the city, the buildings &...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SR_Traveler1
29 May 2018|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Our Carriages are covered with a hard roof. The sides are open. Continuing a tour during a rain is really a judgement call. We make every effort to fulfill a scheduled departure or finish a tour in progress. But we... More
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AlabamaAngel
26 January 2018|
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Hello, Thank you for the question. We offer the only Haunted Carriage tour in Charleston. During the periods you mention, our Haunted Carriage Tour (40 minutes $25.00/pp) is offered on Friday and Saturday evenings. We hope... More
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glennnash2016
14 January 2018|
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Yes. We are very pet friendly. Many customers will bring a dog that sits in their lap or under the seat. We look forward to your visit.
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