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Charleston Ghost Tour Carriage Rides

Updated: May 6, 2024

Charleston is one of the most haunted cities in the United States, so it should come as no surprise that there are many ghost tours running in this area.

However, only one carriage company offers a Haunted Carriage tour of the city, which is Old South Carriage Company.

This post will cover everything you need to know about this spooky carriage ride, including ticket prices, availability, reviews, and concession options.


Old South Carriage Company's Haunted Carriage Tour

Old South Carriage Company’s ghost tour shares a darker history. Tours last approximately 40 minutes and are available seasonally. 

All of their licensed guides are members of the Palmetto Guild and eager to regale guests with spooky tales as they take you by haunted alleyways, graveyards, churches, hotels, and more sites including the following locations:

  • Mills House
  • Charleston City Market
  • Charleston's Historic District
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church
  • Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
  • Circular Congregational Graveyard
  • And more!

In addition to hearing some of the more eerie legends from this city, you'll also learn about the history of pirates in Charleston, SC.

Ticket Details

This tour begins at Charleston City Market at 14 Anson St.

Old South Carriage Company's Haunted Evening Horse and Carriage Tour can accommodate up to 16 passengers per tour.

They recommend coming at least 10 minutes before your haunted horse and carriage tour begins. If you're worried about the weather, they have indoor seating and restrooms you can use before leaving.

This company is confident enough in their service that they are willing to provide a cancellation policy that includes a full refund with 1 hour's notice.


Reviews

Like their regular tours, the Haunted Carriage tour offered by Old South Carriage Company also comes highly rated, averaging 4 ½ of 5 stars on TripAdvisor (read reviews here).

The Hutson-Peronneau Vault in the Circular Congregational Graveyard is just one of the sites you may see on this tour. Image source: Pixabay user Sattlemeyer.
The Hutson-Peronneau Vault in the Circular Congregational Graveyard is just one of the sites you may see on this tour. Image source: Pixabay user Sattlemeyer.

Guests describe their experience as fun and spooky – and yes, this is a great option for families. Some reviewers have even described this as one of the best ghost tours in Charleston.

When guests do have criticisms, it is usually focused on the length of the tour experience, because they feel 40 minutes is a bit too short.

Others suggest that they are a bit too careful about weather conditions, but that does ensure you'll have the best possible outing.

A majority of guests indicate that the licensed tour guide on this tour covers the best spooky stories from throughout the haunted history of downtown Charleston as you travel down twisting side streets and alleys.


Deals

Currently, there's only really one way to save money on this haunted carriage tour, and that's by using Groupon. They don't have any deals on tickets as of March 2024, but that could change in the near future.

In addition to price cut offered directly by the tour operator, Groupon also routinely offers promo codes you can use to save an extra 10% - 20% or more.

If you're interested in concessions on additional ghost tours and haunted locations in the area, the Charleston Tour Pass includes the following services for a concessionary rate:

  • Haunted Yorktown Tour
  • Ghosts of Liberty Walking Tour
  • Ghost & Dungeon Walking Tour
  • Spirits of Magnolia Cemetery Tour
  • Ghosts & Graveyard Walking Tour
  • Powder Magazine Historic Site
  • Palmetto Carriage Works
  • And more!

For those who just can't get enough haunting experiences, make sure to check our post on Charleston Ghost tours for walking tours, a haunted pub crawl, paranormal investigations, and many other creepy outings.


About The Author

Scott Nelson

Scott has led over 2,000 tours of Charleston and has more than 1000 5 star reviews. He started working in museums at the age of 16 (Unsinkable Molly Brown House) and hasn't looked back. He was the Executive Director of Heurich House and on the historic interpretation/ education staff at Mount Vernon, both in Washington DC, for over 6 years. Scott moved to Charleston in 2012 for a job with the Historic Charleston Foundation and began leading tours for Free Tours by Foot.
Updated: May 6th, 2024
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