Tours

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.

One-hour residential tours operate daily from 9am-5pm DST (4pm EST); 10am-4pm Jan-Feb

30 minute evening tours available on a seasonal basis beginning at 6:00pm


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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 wearing the red sash 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 – $25.00 | Children (4-11) – $15.00 | Infants (3 and under) – Free

Reserve EARLY and Save! $4.00 off per person on the 9:00 AM tour when you book online. Enter code: EARLY

No Booking Fees! Must arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time.


Private Wagonette Tour for 2 – 8 Passengers (1 hour Daytime)57daf645926705f14b8b4580_723x542

We offer a private one-hour historic residential carriage tour in our wagonette for those who want a personal tour guide for their party of 8 or less. This tour covers the same area as our 1-Hour Residential Tour. More Info

$250 per booking

No Booking Fees! Must arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time.

 


Intimate Tour for 2 – 4 Passengers (1 hour Daytime)

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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. 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! Must arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time.


SpiritLine Harbor Cruise (1.5 hours) / Old South Carriage (1 hour

Combine our world famous one-hour residential carriage tour with a 90-minute narrated SpiritLine Harbor Cruise and enjoy significant savings. Experience Charleston by land and sea!

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 – $41.00 | Children (ages 4–11) – $25.00 | Infants (3 and under) – Free

 

 


Fort Sumter (2 1/4 hours) / Old South Carriage Tour (1 hour)FortSumterCarriageCombo

Old South is the only carriage company that offers a Fort Sumter/ Carriage Tour Combo. Buy as a package and save!

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.

Fort Sumter Tour times vary by season. More info

Adults – $41.00 | Children (ages 4–11) – $25.00 | Infants (3 and under) – Free

 

 


Intimate Private Tour for 2 – 4 Passengers – (30 min. Evening)Couple472

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, mostly within the original walled boundaries of Charles Towne.

Drop-off service available. We can drop you and your party off at the location of your choice within the boundaries of Hassell St. – Broad St. and King St. – Waterfront Park. Fabulous restaurants, romantic settings, and rooftop bars are within this drop-off vicinity. Let us make your evening extra special by escorting you in high style to the destination of your choice.

Available Seasonally. More info

$135.00 per booking
(Additional fee for drop-off service – please call us at 843.723.9712)

No Booking Fees! Must arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time.
 


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30-Minute Evening Tour of the Historic Walled City

Tour through the heart of downtown Charleston after the sun recedes and the temperature cools. This enjoyable 30-minute tour is a great way to see the city’s most historic area – once the fortified city of Charles Towne. More info

Available now after 5:30 pm.

Adults – $15.00 | Children (ages 4–11) – $10.00

No Booking Fees! Must arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time.

Charleston, South Carolina Street SceneHaunted Carriage Tour (40-Minute Evening)

On this twilight tour, discover where spirits are reported to linger. A licensed guide will regale you with spooky tales from Charleston’s long history as you pass haunted alleys, graveyards, churches, hotels – and even a dungeon.

Available Seasonally. More Info

Adults – $20.00 | Children (4-11) – $15.00 | Infants (3 and under) – Free

 


No Booking Fees! 
Must arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time.


Holiday “Sleigh” RideSantaMax2

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening…” Harness some holiday fun and climb aboard our specially decorated carriage driven by none other than Santa Claus! This festive 20-minute ride through downtown Charleston – complete with hot cocoa, cookies, and Christmas carols – is sure to make you merry. Bring your camera for a photo with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves. Blankets are available.

Limited seating. Sign up early. More info

Available select evenings in December.

Adults & Children: $15.00 | Infants (2 & Under) Free

 


No Booking Fees! 
Must arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time.


Psst… Santa Sleigh rides often sell out! elfsleighrideDid you miss a ride with Santa Claus? Catch a ride with one of his elves!

 


No Booking Fees! 
Must arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time.


Romantic “Sleigh” Ride

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“It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together tonight!” Snuggle up with your loved one this holiday season in in an intimate private carriage decked in bells and bows. This festive 20-minute ride through Charleston’s downtown shopping district – complete with hot cocoa, cookies, and Christmas carols at our barn – will keep your spirits bright. More info

Available select evenings in December.

$100 per booking

 


No Booking Fees! Must arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time.

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