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Address: 14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2028
Phone Number: +1 843-723-9712
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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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We had Carole as our guide and Max as our horse and it couldn't have been a more educational and entertaining experience. Carole had a great sense of humor and was incredibly... read more

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Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had Carole as our guide and Max as our horse and it couldn't have been a more educational and entertaining experience. Carole had a great sense of humor and was incredibly knowledgeable and Max was a gentle and eccentric horse. Definitely worth it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hour tour of Charleston via horse carriage was fun. We had a great tour guide who made the stories interesting. This is a great way to see Charleston on a hot day without walking miles through the town. Once your tour is over, you can grab a bite to eat. Then hit the highlights you want to see or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a carriage ride round the city and were lucky to have Elliot as our tour guide. He had great knowledge on the history of Charleston and a great sense of humour! The kids got to see the horses in stables before we began our tour. They are well looked after and kept inside out of the blazing sun... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I, past residence of Charleston, come back every year or two for our Charleston Fix. We always do a carriage tour with Old South.. This past summer, 2015, we were there for the 4th and got the privilege of getting pulled around Charleston by Sampson, Old South's largest horse. We took photos, and had a great time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a carriage tour with 'Sampson' - the 19.3 hand Belgian horse! As you may guess, I'm a horse person and can remember the horses name but not our tour guide! The tour guide was excellent, very engaging and was well-versed in Charleston history and legends. LOVED the tour! There are several routes that go around the city and you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading other reviews, perhaps my expectations were too high. Our experience here was just okay. We were on the pretty crowded back row with strangers, sitting uncomfortably close. The woman next to me had extremely long hair which kept blowing into my face and sticking to my clothing. Our guide was pretty good, but when he faced forward we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You should do this tour day one. We waited until the last day. It gives you a great overview of the city and the history. Book on line and look for the coupon code to save $2. Unfortunately, you have no control where you go. As previous poster said, you stop at the corner and get you assigned area. It... More 

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Bishopville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very informative and enjoyable tour of parts of the city. Will definitely use this company again the next time I go to Charleston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the 9am tour because we thought it would give us some ideas for what to explore in Charleston. There was a $4 discount for the 9am tour which was an added bonus. Our guide was Westin and our horse was Dave. Both did a fabulous job! Westin started out explaining how Dave and the other horses are treated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the tour this afternoon on a hot August day. Had a really fun hour with John (handsome John) and Bob (handsome horse). Travelled to lots of great sites and learned some of the colourful history with lots of humour and fun thrown in. Gave us a really good overview of the city, a great perspective on its history, a... More 

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