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Palmetto Carriage Works

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Closes in 23 min: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Established in 1972, Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage company in historic Charleston, SC. Still family-owned and operated, the company offers guided horse and mule-drawn tours of Charleston's downtown and and residential historic...more
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8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
Downtown
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+1 843-853-6125
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Reviewed yesterday

Hubby was having issues with his knees so he couldn’t do a lot of walking. This made our adventure relaxing for him and very informative for me. I was also happy to learn and see that they take great care of their horses. Great way...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Only negative, which may in reality be nothing, is there are multiple tour routes that are dictated by the city of Charleston and you do not get to choose. Which means not everyone sees the same things. That aside, it was a great experience worth...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyone at the barn was helpful and efficient. Our guide offered a great mix of humor and history. We had a baby with our group and it was a wonderful way to get an overview of Charleston and be with family at the same time!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Horses are well taken care of. Our guide was a former history teacher who did a great job Explaining the history of the city. Very enjoyable.

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Thank Buccofan1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to this but having said that I wouldn’t do it again. If you like being crammed in with hot sweaty strangers touching you then go for it. Apparently they don’t pick the zone you are assigned & ours went to...More

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peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. I regret you were so uncomfortable and did not enjoy your tour. Our policy is 100% customer satisfaction and I would like to refund the amount you spent with us. If you contact me at my below email address, I...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very informative, learned a bit of history about Charleston.The driver was polite and was engaging, horse appeared to be well cared for.

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peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review. We appreciate you mentioning our wonderful animals--we love them! Deb PCW Guest Services

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great way to see the sights and learn some history about Charleston. Thanks to Maggie and Mr.Trump for a riveting tour, would definitely recommend booking this!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a lot of research to make sure we picked a tour that treated their horses well. There were a number of signs that explained how the horses are treated when we arrived. The tour itself did not disappoint! We had a great tour...More

Thank PBRGH
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I enjoyed the carriage ride. The slow pace gave our guide plenty of time to give a thorough history of the many sites we passed. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Thank 348chuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went on a tour and were disappointed. We went by the City Market and primarily through residential streets. Seeing the beautiful houses was nice but, I guess I was hoping for more. It would be nice to know where the tours...More

Thank Beachn
peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. Hopefully your guide explained that we have no way of knowing which zone will be toured. The City uses the lottery system to control traffic; however, our policy is 100% customer satisfaction and since you weren't satisfied, I would like...More

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azwurth1
June 12, 2018|
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Response from LonnieBazz | Reviewed this property |
They do not offer food on the boat.
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May 5, 2018|
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Response from peeshCharleston_SC | Property representative |
Strollers will not fit on the carriage, but we have a safe place in the barn to keep strollers, wheelchairs, walkers... Deb
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