Old south Carriage Company, owned and operated by the same family since 1983, features some of the finest tour guides, draft horses, and carriages in historic Charleston. Stop by our stable at 14 Anson Street to meet our professional staff and see for yourself the quality of our operation. Not only are our tour guides extensively trained, but when you see our stable, our horses, and our carriages you will immediately appreciate the care and attention to detail that Old South Carriage Company dedicates to guarantee a quality tour and a wonderful carriage ride.

Tours begin at 14 Anson Street, which is 1 block north of the City Market.

Tours operate daily from 9am–5pm DST (4pm EST); 10am–4pm Jan–Feb


One-Hour Historic Residential Tour

~Charleston’s most comfortable carriages~

Clippity-clop your way back to Colonial times, where a horse-drawn carriage tour will reveal over 300 years of history, including antebellum mansions, churches, and gardens. A licensed guide in a Confederate uniform will inform and entertain you with historical facts, lore, and humor. Our one-hour narrated carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic Charleston. It really is the best way to see the “Holy City” and learn about its rich and vast historical areas and attractions. More info

Adults – $23.00  | Children (4-11) – $15.00 | Infants (3 and under) – Free 

  No Booking Fees!

Intimate Private Tour for 2 – 5 Passengers (1 hour Daytime)


Looking for an exclusive or romantic carriage tour through historic Charleston?

We offer a one-hour private carriage tour for those who wish to see Charleston from a more intimate setting with a personal tour guide. Our sophisticated vis-à-vis carriages comfortably seat up to four adults (five, if someone wants to sit by the driver). On this tour you will experience Charleston’s downtown historic residential district along with charming mansions, gardens, and churches (and maybe even a kiss).  More info

$150.00 per booking

  No Booking Fees!

Intimate Private Tour for 2 – 5 Passengers- (30 min. Evening)Privatecarriagetour

 The most romantic way to be transported through the streets of Charleston in the quiet of the evening is aboard our intimate vis-à-vis carriage. This 30-minute private carriage tour covers 15 blocks of the historic commercial district. More info

$135.00 per booking

  No Booking Fees!

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Evening Tour of the Historic Business District (30 min.)

Enjoy touring through the heart of downtown Charleston after the sun recedes and temperatures drop. This 30-minute tour through the historic commercial district covers 15 blocks, mostly within the original city’s boundaries.  As your tour guide regales you with the history of Charleston, you will ride by the Powder Magazine (oldest building), St. Michael’s (oldest church building in Charleston), the Old Exchange, and Waterfront Park. The tour will then conclude at the City Market. Available seasonally. 

Adults – $15.00  | Children (4-11) – $10.00 | Infants (3 and under) – Free

  No Booking Fees!

Combo Tour  (Old South Carriage / SpiritLine Harbor Cruise)

Combine our world famous one-hour residential carriage tour with a 90-minute narrated SpiritLine Harbor Cruise and enjoy significant savings. We encourage you to book your One-Hour Residential Carriage Tour  first to reserve a time. You may then upgrade to the Combo Tour when you arrive at 14 Anson St. 

Cruise departure times vary by season.  Harbor Tours are not available December-February. More info

 Adults – $35.00 | Children (ages 4–11) – $24.00 |  Infants (3 and under) – Free 

Purchase A Gift Certificate

A gift certificate from Old South Carriage Co. is a great way to celebrate birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, or other special occasions. Purchase a gift certificate for a particular tour experience or for a specified amount. 

  No Booking Fees!



“We know that you have a choice of carriage tour companies in Charleston, and we appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to seek us out. Old South Carriage Company will reward you with the very best tour available. We guarantee it.”

Look for the Red Sash – our symbol of quality and your assurance of a great tour

~ Owner, David J. C. Compton