About Old South Carriage Company

Southern Hospitality Since 1983

Welcome to Charleston, the pleasure is all ours! We’ve been family owned and operated since 1983 when founder David Compton started touring guests with just three horses and a single carriage. Now, nearly 40 years later, we’ve given carriage tours in Charleston, SC to thousands of guests from all over the world.

We pride ourselves on delivering an authentic, Old South experience that our guests enjoy every time they visit. The memorable, horse-drawn carriage experience has been improved over the decades, however, with state-of-the-art carriages that are built for comfort. They seat 16 passengers at a time and feature carbon-fiber composite material as well as padded leather seats and backrests.

Old South Carriage Company also cares for and maintains a herd of more than 30 horses. With Belgian and Percheron breeds from Amish working farms, each of our amazing horses lives at a peaceful, 65-acre farm and pasture that we sometimes refer to as “horse heaven.”

Our team has grown as well and we now have a large staff of passionate, hard-working people—including our Palmetto Guild certified guides—that help make us the premiere carriage tour in Charleston.

Why We Are a Leader of Charleston Guided Tours Since 1983

State-of-the-Art Carriages

Our modern carriages are designed for comfort for you and our horses, while maintaining an authentic look.

Extraordinary Horses

Our beautiful horses are the stars of our tours, and caring for them is our top priority.

Certified Guides

We use only top-tier Palmetto Guild certified guides for the most entertaining and accurate tour.

Our Team

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Find Your Perfect Charleston Carriage Tour

Daytime
Public or Private
Historic Charleston Carriage Tour
Our most popular tour! Explore historic downtown Charleston with a friendly, engaging guide, a beautiful horse, and a comfortable carriage for a memorable 1-hour carriage ride through history.
Evening
Public or Private
Haunted Carriage Tour
Ride in the twilight hours to see the famous landmarks and hear surprising stories of the ghosts, pirates, and patriots that make Charleston one of the most haunted cities in America.
Daytime, Evening
Public
Holiday "Sleigh" Ride
Harness some holiday fun and climb aboard our specially decorated carriage driven by one of Santa’s elves. Bring your camera, and we’ll snap photos of you and Santa in his sleigh!
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