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Old South Carriage Company

14 Anson Street, Charleston, SC
+1 843-723-9712
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Ranked #33 of 170 Activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide was Stephen, he was hilarious and full of interesting history. He was very friendly (all of the staff was). The best carriage ride to Do. The most professional.

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Newberry, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There were 5 in our party and our tour was great! Elizabeth was our guide and she was superb. She was so knowledgeable about everything. Ralph, the horse, was easy going and Elizabeth had no trouble in multitasking. We asked Elizabeth when we returned from the tour how long had she been doing this and she responded one month. We... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was blazing hot on the day we took this tour. Our tour was late in the afternoon and thought it would be cooler and more humane for the horses by then. Although the tour company does water and house their horses with fans right before the start of the tour, I still felt bad for the horse who was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour based on the "bingo ball" number 1! :). Joshua was not only interesting, historical, but humorous and fun as well. We walked away more knowledgeable about Charleston and her people. Thank You Joshua!

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Riverside, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The tour was good and informational but we missed some of popular spots. The locals at were on the ride with us said that zone 1 or 2 are the better tours and we were in zone 3. It was fun and the tour guide/s were knowledgeable. Overall it was a good tour.

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Ashley C, Social Media & Business Development at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear LorriF3, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Old South Carriage. What is so great about our tours is that no tour is exactly the same. The city provides different routes, however each route showcases the true history of Charleston. I'm glad you enjoyed your guide and we hope to see you again soon! ~Look... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took the carriage tour of Charleston SC with Old South Carriage Co. Now there are many carriage tours in town, but I highly recommend Old South. Joshua, our tour guide has to be one of, if not the best. His knowledge of the city and its history is incredible.

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Ashley C, Social Media and Business Development at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear RCPilot415, On behalf of the entire staff at Old South Carriage Co, I'd like to personally thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour with Josh and I will be sure to let him know your praises. Come back and visit us again sometime! ~Look for the Red Sash~... More

Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Josh, our guide, was full of interesting information during our carriage tour of the city. Since the tours are done by lottery, we don't know what we missed out on but we received lots of information on the route we took. Would recommend this carriage company.

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Ashley C, Social Media & Business Development at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear Yankeesfan79, I'd like to personally thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Old South Carriage Co. On behalf of the entire staff, we are grateful for your positive words. We look forward to seeing you back again sometime soon! Please know that no tour is exactly the same :) ~Look for the Red Sash~ Best,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What a worthwhile adventure. The relaxation of the carriage as we rode through French Quarter and along the Harbor. Benji our guide was informative, witty and courteous. Very worth your time.

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Ashley C, Social Media and Business Development at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire staff at Old South Carriage Co, I'd like to personally thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I'm so glad you enjoyed ride and in particular the French Quarter with Beni as your guide. We hope you come back again soon! ~Look for the Red Sash~ Best, Ashley More

Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
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20 reviews 20 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

we did tour no 1 which was excellent. it is a random draw of which tour you get which is after your departure so no way of knowing. our tour guide had an excellent knowledge of charleston and was very entertaining. we were a griup of 4 and all really enjoyed it would thoroughly recommend it.

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Ashley C, Social Media and Business Development at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear VejerLinda, On behalf of the entire team at Old South Carriage Co, I'd like to personally thank you for taking the time to review your experience here. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit here in Charleston! ~Look for the Red Sash~ Best, Ashley More

Sidney, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were so impressed with our tour guide, Stephen. He was a very personable and knowledgeable host for our tour. He gave us a very informative and pleasurable experience. We were also pleased to find out how well the horses who pull the carriages are treated. Stephen and Luke Streetwalker were the best!

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