C.A.R.E.S. Members

Charleston C.A.R.E.S. is made up of three Charleston carriage companies committed to promoting and advocating for higher standards in Charleston's horse carriage industry. Learn more about Charleston Carriage Works, Old South Carriage Company, and Palmetto Carriage Works.


Charleston Carriage Works

Step into the Holy City's rich history and charm with our expert guides on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Founded officially in 2013, Charleston Carriage Works provides locals, tourists, and groups with a breathtaking and informative ride through the historic streets of Downtown.


Old South Carriage Company

Owner David Compton founded Old South Carriage Company in 1983 with three horses and one small carriage. Today, with more than 20 horses and a fleet of 15 carriages, Old South Carriage Company 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!


Palmetto Carriage Works

Palmetto Carriage Company is the oldest carriage tour company in town! Come tour historic downtown Charleston by mule or horse-drawn carriage with some of the most experienced personnel in the Charleston carriage industry. We are a family-owned company and pride ourselves on providing authentic carriage tours that your family and friends will remember for years to come!