Old South Carriage Company, Charleston

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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 red sash - our symbol of quality and your assurance of a great tour. Come to our English-style stable at 14 Anson St, just 2 blocks from the City Market, and meet our friendly and professional staff. You can order tickets ahead of time online or walk in - 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, Old South’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 p.m. (DST) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST).
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  • Reservations online were a breeze! We got there early and were put on an earlier carriage with Jayson and his horse-in-charge, Ben. I have been doing tours for many years and am always thrilled to... 
    Reservations online were a breeze! We got there early and were put on an earlier carriage with Jayson and his horse-in-charge, Ben. I have been doing tours for many years and am always thrilled to...  more »
  • Loved our carriage driver! She was a lot of fun and very informative. It was a great experience and the timing was perfect. Great job! 
    Loved our carriage driver! She was a lot of fun and very informative. It was a great experience and the timing was perfect. Great job!  more »
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  • Drake was a knowledgeable guide and our horse Buddy did all the hard work. Fantastic tour on route #5. If the guide is enthusiastic and knowledgeable, then all routes will be great tours. Drake was great. Lovely day, even if it was cold! The blankets were a hospitable touch, and much appreciated.
  • Buddy the horse and John the guide were fantastic. Very knowledgeable and enjoying. Fabulous tour! I went again and was lucky enough to get Buddie again. He's gentle and sweet. Big horse for pulling, they do such a great job with the care of these horses.

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