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Old South Carriage Company

14 Anson Street, Charleston, SC
+1 843-723-9712
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Ranked #38 of 158 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Arlington, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Loved this tour. Our guide David J kept us laughing the whole hour. Saw beautiful parts of the city that we otherwise would have missed. Learned a lot about the city but also got a better feel for its history and inhabitants. Also liked our great horse, Sammy.

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Fresno, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The City representative came to the carriage and we were given Route 2 to take. Some people get in a huff about the routes, but this is determined by the city and not a particular company or driver. The driver was funny and had good stories to tell. I like that they are dressed in a costume to demonstrate the... More

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Ashley C, Public Relations Manager at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear xtremern, Thanks for taking the time to review Old South Carriage Co. We greatly appreciate any feedback, and your positive words are highly encouraging. We are so glad you enjoyed the tour (even in the rain!) We take pride in mentioning that no tours are exactly the same at Old South. All of our guides have unique stories, personalities,... More

Urbana, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was a great way to see the city. Our guide, Jeff, was very interesting and informative. Our horse Steve was a little slow, but that added to the fun! Can't say enough about it. It was a wonderful ride and a wonderful way to learn some history and see the beautiful houses. We would have gone again as there... More

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Ashley C, Public Relations Manager at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear Lisa C, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Old South Carriage Co. We greatly appreciate your positive response. I will be sure to let Jeff know how much you enjoyed his tour with "Steve". Also, I wanted to let you know that no tour is exactly the same here at Old South... More

Asheville, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were in Charleston last week and took a carriage ride (four adult women/one 7 year old)...this was excellent. all i wanted to know about the area we went to see. great stories. the guide made the trip. steve pulled us along with no hiccups! highly highly recommend. great way to see the city.

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Ashley C, Public Relations Manager at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear Kristi B, On behalf of the entire team at Old South Carriage Co., I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We highly value any feedback provided, and we appreciate your kind words! It sounds like you had a fun group with you, too. We look forward to seeing you back again... More

Rockingham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Joshua was a very knowledgeable guide. Gave very interesting facts about the many homes, businesses, churches and architecture on the route we took through the city. Max was a sweet horse with a good disposition. I'd love to have Joshua and Max the next time we visit Charleston.

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Ashley C, Public Relations Manager at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience here at Old South Carriage Co. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed riding with Joshua and Max the horse. I will be sure they get some extra praises! We look forward to having you back again here at Old... More

Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Loved seeing the city by carriage. The guide was personable and informative! A must for a visit to Charleston.

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Ashley C, Public Relations Manager at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear Barbara L, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Old South Carriage Co. Your positive review impacts our business tremendously, and we are so glad you enjoyed seeing Charleston by carriage. We encourage you to come back and visit us again soon, as Charleston is just a quick flight away from New York! I hope you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Looks like there are tons of different carriage companies in Charleston - but highly recommend this group. Great tour that had even my kids attention the entire time. Very accommodating to take pictures with the horse following the tour.

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Ashley C, Public Relations Manager at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear Kurt W, On behalf of the entire team of Old South Carriage Co., I'd like to personally thank you for taking the time to review your tour. You are correct in that there are many other different carriage companies in Charleston, and we hope to create a lasting impression and experience on each and every guest that comes to... More

Surrey, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We are two couples from Vancouver, Canada who were on the final few days of a 17 day road tip through Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. It was a wonderful trip and to see the beautiful old city of Charleston by a carriage tour was lovely relaxing end to our trip. We were lucky to have Joshua for our guide... More

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Ashley C, Public Relations Manager at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear Gail G, I'd like to personally thank you for taking the time to review your carriage tour from Old South Carriage Co. It looks like you have had quite the trip through Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina! I will be sure to tell Joshua and John how much you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for being a loyal customer... More

Warren, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was a great tour and and a great way to see the city. Because there are other carriage tours, it is a lottery system that determines which route you get so the streets don't get congested. Which is a pretty organized way to manage all the traffic We did our tour later in the day so it worked out... More

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Ashley C, Public Relations Manager at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear Red 70d, On behalf of the entire team at Old South, I'd like to personally thank you for your positive review of Old South Carriage Co. As you mentioned, routes are determined by the city. Here at Old South, we like to mention that no tours are exactly the same. We hope you enjoyed your visit in Charleston and... More

New Port Richey, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We took the Old South Carriage Company tour on a recommendation of someone we met in town. Great advice! Our guide Joshua was knowledgeable, personable, and he sang! The horse, Earl, was so well trained and well cared for. It was a fantastic way to see Charleston. We will definitely go back!

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Ashley C, Public Relations Manager at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear Joan, We are so thankful for your positive review of Old South Carriage Co.! On behalf of the entire team at Old South, I'd like to personally thank you for riding with us and taking the time to review. Joshua and "Earl" are quite the team, and we will let them know how much you enjoyed your tour (Earl... More

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