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
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.
No reservations necessary. Tours leave approximately every 15–20 minutes (20–30 minutes EST) throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis.
Rates for One-Hour Residential Tour:
Adults – $22; Children (ages 4–11) – $15; Infants (3 and under) – Free
Intimate Private Tour for 2 – 5 Passengers
Looking for an exclusive or romantic carriage tour through historic Charleston? We offer a 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 district along with charming mansions, gardens, and churches (and maybe even a kiss).
Offered Jan–Feb. 10am – 4pm. Reservations required. (843-723-9712).
Rates for Intimate Private Tour:
Per Carriage – $150
Combo Tour (Old South Carriage / SpiritLine Harbor Cruise
(Purchased together saves you $5 per adult and $2 per child)
After our world-famous carriage tour, enjoy a SpiritLine Harbor Tour, a 90-minute, narrated leisure tour around Charleston Harbor. Cruise departure times vary by season. Click here for cruise dates and times. Harbor Tours are not available December-February.
Rates for Combo Tour:
Adults – $35; Children (ages 4–11) – $24; Infants (3 and under) – Free
“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