About Old South Carriage Company

Southern Hospitality Since 1983

Welcome to Charleston, the pleasure is all ours! We have been owned and operated by the same family since 1983. Owner David Compton started tours with just three horses and one small carriage. Today we maintain a herd of 30 horses and over 20 carriages. Old South Carriage Company is now a large family of personable ticket sellers, a knowledgeable barn staff, and engaging tour guides who share the stories of Charleston with hundreds of thousands of guests a year.

Please stop by our stable at 14 Anson Street to meet our friendly and professional staff. See for yourself the quality of our operation. We offer what you’d expect from a large touring company without sacrificing the personal commitment that is unique to a family-owned business. Quality is of the utmost importance for us. Visit us and find out why we're the premier carriage company 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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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 ride through history.
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Haunted Carriage Tour
Ride in the twilight hours to see the landmarks and hear stories of ghosts, pirates, and patriots that make Charleston one of the most haunted cities in America.
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