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Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston

By Palmetto Carriage Works
A Southern-style carriage ride is a classic activity in Charleston. This quick tour offers a look at the historical sights of downtown and the Commercial District. Relax while you ride through the streets, from Joe Riley Waterfront Park past the City Market to the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon.
from
$44.95
per adult
from
$44.95
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 14 per group
Duration:35m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Evening carriage ride in downtown Charleston
  • Ride through Waterfront Park and the Commercial District
  • Learn about Charleston’s architecture and inhabitants
  • Small-group tour: passenger limit is 14 people

  • Narrated Evening Horse & Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston
  • Learn more about Charleston's Commercial District and Waterfront Park
  • Evening carriage tours cover parts of the old walled city, historic churches, and public buildings
  • Pass by sites such as The Old Exchange Building where George Washington visited, and Waterfront Park
  • Evening tours are a great way to avoid the summer sun
  • Learn about Charleston’s history, architecture, flora, and people
  • Professional Guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Look for the Big Red Barn!
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40128P1

  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
How much is Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
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What is the Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston cancellation policy?
Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston?
Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston is hosted by Palmetto Carriage Works. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Palmetto Carriage Works on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Evening Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40128P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    8 Guignard St
    8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Look for the Big Red Barn!
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Joe Riley Waterfront Park
    Charleston City Market
    Palmetto Carriage Works
    Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

SouthSeasVA
SouthSeasVA
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Fantastic ride through Charleston!
It's been a hot minute since I've been to Charleston and this trip didn't disappoint. On my "must do" list was a ca
TravelerJennie
TravelerJennie
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Totally worth it
I think we got one of the less desirable routes through residential but we really enjoyed our guide and the experie
Broganjr
Broganjr
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Thanksgiving Weekend
We really enjoyed our carriage ride with Josh. He was knowledgeable and fun. I would definitely recommend a carriag
SheriB219
SheriB219
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Excellent !!
Ean was very informative in his information. Very interesting and enjoyable experience ! Would definitely recommend
wendysV1625BF
wendysV1625BF
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Highlight of our trip to Charleston!
Best tour ever! We had the best guide, and learned so much about the city. We didn't want it to end. The horses
Jacqueline K
Jacqueline K
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Excellent tour and guide
Sarah and Drudge were excellent for our tour around Charleston. This is my second tour using Palmetto Carriage Work
cslochridge
cslochridge
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Fun/educational/ethical
This was our second visit to Charleston and second time with this company. Drivers are very knowledgeable and frien
amaccoy
amaccoy
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Beautiful day!
We use Palmetto Carriage every year!! Always fantastic!!! Knowledgeable and fun! Staff is super friendly and had n
horseplay-3
horseplay-3
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Just okay.
Not so great. The route that we were assigned was very disappointing. The driver was knowledgeable, could have been
quinnzma
quinnzma
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Fantastic tour!
Our guide knew the best stories and was very entertaining. We were early and were easily accommodated.
Sam1109
Sam1109
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Great tour
Would highly recommend this tour. Learnt so much, staff were so nice. I would definitely do it again given the chan
Dana B
Dana B
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Fantastic Overview of Charleston!!!
My family had an amazing time on our private carriage ride with Palmetto Carriage Works! We pre-booked our visit on
Voyage815836
Voyage815836
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Carriage tour
Different every time, but always informative. And a great way to see the city. You're randomly assigned an area b
754judyd
754judyd
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Fun time in Charleston, SC
Very much enjoyed our first tour of Charleston via horse and buggy. The stories were interesting has we visited di
Mpbone
Mpbone
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Disappointing
Palmetto staff were nice and the carriage comfortable but the carriage ride was very disappointing. Know before you
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JoslynB87
Prescott, AZ10 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
This was an excellent tour! Brianna did an amazing job and was really knowledgeable of the history. It was a ton of fun and a really cool snapshot of downtown Charleston.

The tour company itself was really kind and accommodating when the tour we booked with Old South Carriage Company couldn't let us on because the booking through Trip Advisor messed up and didn't register our son, putting them over the 10 person limit the city has put on them for tours. Palmetto did not seem shocked at all when we told them what happened and luckily had room on their 5:45 pm tour for us. Next time we will just book with Palmetto first. Honestly just a great customer service experience all around.
Written July 3, 2020
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Megan B
Apex, NC42 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
I loved hearing about the history of the town and it was nice to go when it was a little cooler out in the evening. My only complaint was that because it was after hours, they couldn't go to the residential parts which is what I was hoping to see (the battery, and rainbow row for example). There was a ton of construction happening in Charleston when we went and quite a long stretch of the tour was through the construction. Not their fault at all. I would definitely recommend going though, just to learn a bit more about the city and see the sites from a different view!
Written June 29, 2021
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Jane S
Valparaiso, IN103 contributions
Oct 2021
Booked this activity as our first upon arriving in Charleston so that we could get a look at the city. Jenny and Jethro did not disappoint! Jenny is extremely knowledgeable, and her insights and information gave us many ideas for the remainder of our visit. She always turned toward the passengers when she spoke, which made it quite easy to hear and understand her commentary. It was obvious that she enjoys her job and loves to be around the horses. Jenny and Jethro introduced us to Charleston in the best possible way!
Written November 3, 2021
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Patricia L
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
We’ve had two previous carriage rides and enjoyed both. During our ride on Tuesday, a tire came off the wheel. I understand things like this can happen, but since I was in a seat right near the bare wheel it was very loud and made it impossible to hear Tyler. Not to mention, the noise distracted from enjoying the ride through the historic streets. There were no apologies made for the mishap or offers for a quiet ride. It didn’t help that while waiting to go into the barn our guide and another employee talked about it and how the tire should have been checked before going out to which our guide responded, “ I knew it was bad, I didn’t think it was that bad.” For the price, I expect better customer service or at the very least an apology.
Written April 21, 2022
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Elizabeth M
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
The staff were so pleasant. They put out fans in the parking lot with benches to make customers cool while waiting for a ride. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and they implemented safety precautions for COVID by installing plastic barriers between rows. I’m so grateful for how they sat my 2 year old daughter as close to the front as possible so she could get a good perspective without staring at someone’s back. I would recommend and we will be back again.
Written August 22, 2020
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Sab J
2 contributions
Jul 2022
Great experience! Andrew our guide explained all the landmarks in great detail , very friendly and fun. Loved the 2 horses Tom and Jerry! I am glad we took the 6p ride it was relatively much cooler. One of the other attendants - Alex was very friendly and took time to explain where these amazing stately horses come from.
Written July 5, 2022
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CookyLee
Bonaire, GA13 contributions
May 2021
Super way to end a walk-filled day. The evening tours are only 30 minutes, really wished we had taken the earlier hour-long tour. This ride hits the highlights in a very relaxing way. Try it!

John and Cooky
Written May 18, 2021
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Bill P
Baton Rouge, LA9 contributions
Aug 2021
Stopped by early in the day and booked our tour for the evening tour at 500pm. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, personable and had a good sense of humor. Our horses, Rhyme and Reason had their movements also. Rhyme had to urinate followed by Reason. Guide said when one goes the other follows every time. Guide summoned clean patrol. Very good tour and highly recommend.
Written August 22, 2021
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Cori B
Fredericksburg, VA14 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
I had a great time being able to explore downtown Charleston! The tour guy was very informative and was super nice. The only downfall was it was hard to hear him talk over the cars and busyness of the streets. Would recommend a microphone so we could hear better.
Written August 9, 2020
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travelgal2014
Denver, CO24 contributions
Jun 2020
Justin was a great tour guide you can see he really enjoys giving tours. He provided us with a bit of humor along with interesting facts. It is a great relaxing way to see the sights up close. Glad we had an opportunity to do the tour. Would love to do it again !
Written June 26, 2020
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