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Old South Carriage Company

#5 of 133 Outdoor Activities in Charleston Features Animals
14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2028
+1 843-723-9712
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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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14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401-2028
+1 843-723-9712

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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great tour and I learned a lot about Charleston and would be great tour for those who are interested in the history of Charleston. Tour guide was very interactive and made learning about Charleston a conversation.

Thank qjmac21
Reviewed yesterday

Very informative. Great information about the real history of Charleston. Our tour guide wa funny and very informative

Thank TravelingFamily416
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour was interesting and we learned a lot! The tour guides were great and funny. We enjoyed the history and enjoyed learning about Charleston. The only thing we didn't like was that we could only see one zone of Charleston, which we know couldn't...More

Thank nikolejoy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great way to start our trip in Charleston. We went early in the morning to avoid the heat. Enjoyed our two guides and our horse Bill. Bought our tickets online before we arrived in Charleston. Interesting and fun for all ages!

Thank LAE-Travel4me
Reviewed 2 days ago

Elliot, the tour guide, and Dave, the Belgian draft horse, were superb. Elliot's knowledge of Charleston and its history was amazing. The Old South Carriage Company operation was clean and welcoming. For those who feel these draft horses are being abused, take it easy, these...More

Thank kfriend23
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth the price of admission. Try to sit up front so you can hear the drivers tour guide information. We were very impressed with the knowledge of our driver

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a trip with Old South Carriage Company while visiting this weekend and came away disappointed. First of all, you pay up front and then are assigned a route by lottery. Please be aware that some are much more interesting than others. We spent...More

Thank LPS789
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very informative. Really allows you to see and feel like you are a part of historic Charleston. Our guide was so great. Tour is about an hour. 100% worth it.

Thank Deda88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

John (the good looking one) and Jack (the horse) took us on a great tour of historic Charleston neighborhoods. John knew his stuff; history, architecture, interesting trivia, and even threw in some personal anecdotes based on his experiences living in Charleston. He was also pretty...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I live in eastern Ohio. Came to Charleston for vacation. Our tour guide, Elliott was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and humorous. We even went back for a second tour later in the week. Again our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. She came...More

Thank nandavid
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28 March 2017|
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Response from Ashley C | Property representative |
Hello, yes we do have private tours. The private tours are listed through the Old South Carriage website only.
15 February 2017|
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Response from Ashley C | Property representative |
Check the app Parkopedia for the best parking nearby!
18 January 2017|
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Response from Brittany J | Reviewed this property |
You have to climb into the carriage.