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Old South Carriage Company

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Address: 14 Anson Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-723-9712
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Description: There's no better way to see historic Charleston than from the vantage...
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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Well worth the money!

The $2 off online coupon was what sold us on this company We were the only ones in the carriage as it was a misty day So could account for it only being 45mins long. Tour guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The $2 off online coupon was what sold us on this company We were the only ones in the carriage as it was a misty day So could account for it only being 45mins long. Tour guide Arden was fantastic! Her voice was clear,she was entertaining & knowledgeable.

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Ashley C, Social media and business development at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear Mooseylou, 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. I'm so glad you had a great experience with Arden, and I will be sure to let her hear your praises. We hope you can come back and visit us again soon. ~Look... More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

January 14th, Ike in the irons off vacation and Joshua holding the reins leading us on a great tour (3). New information every time. All the best! "Red Sash"

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Ashley C, Social media and business development at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear TheRoad803, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with Old South Carriage. I'm so glad you enjoyed your "mid Winter" fun with Josh and Ike. I will be sure to let them know how much you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon! ~Look for the Red Sash~ Best, Ashley More 

Frankenmuth, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went on our first carriage ride in Charleston and we were not disappointed. Elizabeth was our tour guide and she was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. She did a great job managing her horse as well. It is true there are 3 different tours and you don't know which one you will be going on.... More 

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

Dear Tammy M, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Old South Carriage Co. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Elizabeth. We hope you get the chance to come back and visit Charleston again sometime! ~Look for the red sash~ Best, Ashley More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The commercial we saw in our hotel room sold us on your company besides us having done tours with you in the past. When we took our tour, our guide Joshua was very knowledgeable and made it interesting. He provided a fun tour with some tidbits and jokes. Had a great time once again.

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

Dear Cali9605, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with Old South Carriage Co. I'm so glad you enjoyed the commercial in your hotel room! We had a great time making that video :) We hope you get a chance to come back and visit us again soon. ~Look for the red sash~ Best, Ashley More 

Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited Charleston in mid-November and been told that the best way to get a feel for the city and it's history was a carriage ride. We assessed the options and selected Old South based on reviews and their website content. We mad e a good decision. Raeli and her horse Jake showed us some of old Charleston. Raeli knew... More 

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

Dear Al W, On behalf of the entire staff at Old South Carriage Company, I'd like to personally thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour with Raeli and Jake. We hope you get the chance to come back and visit Charleston again! ~Look for the Red Sash~ Best, Ashley More 

Boonton Township, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our 16 year old grandson visited us this past week and wanted to see first hand all the great thing we had told him about Charleston. We had a wonderful and informative time with our tour guide Benji and Tom the terrific horse. Thank you Old South for bringing history to life. We have used other carriage tours in the... More 

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

Dear Patricia M, 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. I'm so glad Benji and Tom made your tour memorable. Thank you for naming us "the BEST" and we look forward to seeing you again. ~Look for the red sash~ Best, Ashley More 

Ankeny, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My family of 8 did this carriage tour two days before Christmas. Our guide was fantastic - he was able to bring to life the history of the city, all while navigating the roads in a carriage. Our horse was a trooper for carrying a full carriage. We had prebooked but arrived early, so we were able to get on... More 

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

Dear AinsleeB, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Old South Carriage Co. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your tour and we hope you get a chance to come back and visit us again soon! ~Look for the red sash~ Best, Ashley More 

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My husband and I went on a carriage ride early in December 2014. We had such a great time with our group and our tour guide, Joshua. Our favorite part of the tour was when Joshua sang and we both felt like we were back in time...it was a special added detail! Thank you for the great service and the... More 

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Ashley C, Social media and business development at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear Tara B., Thank you so very much for taking the time to review your experience with Old South Carriage Co. I'm so glad you marked it as "A Treasure in Exploring Charleston". We appreciate your exceptionally kind feedback. I will be sure to let Joshua know how much you enjoyed his tour. We look forward to having you back... More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went on a new years ride with my family to include a 1,3 and 4 year old. Janice the tour guide, asked my husband halfway through the tour to get off and walk with my 1 year old because he was babbling. Not crying....but babbling. So my husband and one year old were kicked off in 50 degree weather because... More 

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

Dear Dabeney, I'm very sorry for your experience, and it is to my understanding that our owner is in contact with you regarding this circumstance. Thank you -Ashley More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Stephen the guide and Jake the horse were exceptionally great! Stephen keep the tour interesting with his humor yet continued to provide facts and information about each of the sites! Highly recommend!

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Ashley C, Social media and business development at Old South Carriage Company, responded to this review

Dear STKarnes, 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. I'm so glad you found it "fun and educational". I will be sure to let Stephen and Jake hear your praises. Treats all around! We hope you get a chance to visit us... More 

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