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Old South Carriage Company

Address: 14 Anson Street, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: +1 843-723-9712
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$23*
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92%
Ranked #33 of 195 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: There’s no better way to see historic Charleston than from the...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Sal and John were a great duo this morning for our tour! We were his rant to take a carriage tour due to some mixed reviews we had read earlier but were very satisfied with our trip. They give each carriage routes through a lottery system so it is completely at random. We lucked out and got route 1 which... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

a GREAT memorable experience with my daughters caroling and cocoa through Charleston! FALALALALALALA LALA LA LA!!!! : )

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Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Great time! Highly recommend the sleigh ride or any ride for that matter. Mr. and Mrs. Claus were great! The staff was amazing and Santa was great with the children.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stephen, Jake, Kosh, Lauren, Freddie & Earl were amazing! I learns SO much! The guides were friendly, informative, charming, well informed & charismatic. Best money we spent on our Honeymoon in Charleston. The pictures, history & experience were priceless! Kudos to Old South Carriage Company!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

My three grown children and I took my husband to Charleston to celebrate his birthday. My husband requested to take a carriage ride, to which my children rolled their eyes. I researched various carriage companies before booking with Old South. Trip Advisor didn't let me down. I understand why they have gotten such wonderful reviews. Stephen's quick wit and storytelling... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The tours run frequently so we didn't have to wait long even though we showed up at a random time. The price is very reasonable at $23. The horse, Freddie, was beautiful and the carriage was comfortable. Charleston is incredible to see and a carriage is a comfortable and special way to see it. We loved seeing all the opulent... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Took a tour with Dustin and Freddie. (Freddie being the horse.) Dustin was funny and very knowledgeable. He made the ride so much fun and I learned more than I thought I would have. If you want the best tour in the city, then be sure to book a tour with Old South. A good thing about the carriage rides... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had the best time & even felt that our horse "Earl" was part of the fun. Everyone we dealt with was nice & happy to answer questions, and give suggestions for our trip in Charleston. Thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I would highly recommend this tour company and Joshua as the tour guide. This was my first time to Charleston and this tour gave me a great introduction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a carriage ride through Charlestown. It was a great way to learn the history of the town. Our tour guide, Arden, was fabulous. I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the city! :)

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