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Welcome to Old South Carriage Company

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.


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!


Carriage Tours

Our carriage tours operate daily and begin at 14 Anson Street, one block north of the City Market.

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Operating Hours

  • March - December 9am - 5pm DST
    (4pm EST)
  • January - February 10am - 4pm