Our History

Owner David Compton founded Old South Carriage Co. in 1983 with three horses and one small carriage.  Today, with more than 20 horses and a fleet of 15 carriages, Old South Carriage offers what you’d expect from a large touring company without sacrificing the personal commitment unique to a family-owned business. From our outstanding facilities to our professional staff, the emphasis is on quality. Compare for yourself. Look for the Red Sash – it’s our symbol of quality and your assurance of a great Charleston carriage tour!

Take a look at our original message by owner David Compton below: