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Palmetto Carriage Works

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Charleston, SC, USA
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About Palmetto Carriage Works
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 district for the thousands of visitors hoping to take in the charm and history of the city in a more authentic way.
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Tours and Tickets by Palmetto Carriage Works

Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

If you’re a big history buff or just want to make your way around Charleston’s historic district without walking miles on foot, then opt for this guided tour. Travel around in a horse-drawn carriage as your guide tells you fun facts about the city’s past. Plus, multiple tour times and a short duration time make it easy to fit this tour into your busy schedule.
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1 hour
from $40.00

Charleston Sightseeing Day Trip with Lunch from Myrtle Beach

Even if you’re short on time, you can visit Charleston from Myrtle Beach in just one day on this guided tour. See top Charleston sights, such as the City Market and the Battery, on a horse-drawn carriage tour and a harbor cruise, plus take a guided tour of Boone Hall Plantation. This tour includes all activities, transportation, and lunch, providing an incredible value.
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10 hours 30 minutes
from $139.30

Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

This private horse-drawn carriage tour of downtown Charleston offers the flexibility to explore the Holy City at your own pace. You and your private party have the guide’s full attention, making it easy to ask unlimited questions and customize your itinerary. Plus, moving by horse-drawn carriage means covering more ground in less time.
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1 hour
from $300.00
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Jmansmomma wrote a review Yesterday
34 contributions60 helpful votes
We decided last minute to try this tour with our two teen boys as a way to see the city. The positives: The customer service for purchasing the tickets and the ladies working the counter were super friendly and helpful. My husband is 6’7” and was concerned about being able to fit. She made sure we were seated in the front so he had plenty of room. Josh, our guide was also really friendly and super knowledgeable about Charleston and about horses The negative: The course of the tour is at random- you don’t know what you are going to see. That is set by Charleston. This is a bummer because there were so many classic Charleston landmarks we thought we would see and didn’t. But this wasn’t necessarily their fault. Josh was very knowledgeable but you had to directly ask him the history questions. We felt that if he had more of history slant that would have made a difference in the presentation. Overall we would recommend this company. They were friendly, provided excellent customer service and Josh was super knowledgeable-
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pfreher1 wrote a review Jun 17
Minneapolis, Minnesota291 contributions79 helpful votes
I was a little hesitant on taking a horse drawn carriage ride (too many years hearing about the carriage ride in NYC), but I was super happy to hear about the care of their horses. This was a great way to see the city. Depending on what route you are assigned, every ride is different. Scott was great guide and really up on his Charleston history. It was a hot day for this Yankee, so it was a super way to get around.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Lindsey Joy wrote a review Jun 17
Inverness, Florida1 contribution1 helpful vote
I love everything about this company!! Sweet, kind and very helpful group of folks. We had the BEST tour of Charleston with Scott and Carlos. Scott radiated passion for his city and Carlos was a beautiful sweet & well mannered horse :). Scott was very knowledgeable and made our tour one of kind! He recommended some killer food places too! Thank you for a great experience. Highly recommend!!
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Veronica U wrote a review Jun 17
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The carriage ride was a great way to see Charleston. Scott, our tour guide, had a love for his city and his horse, elmwood.. All 5 of us (kids 14,12, and 6y) enjoyed. I was concerned about the horses being treated humanely. I needn’t have worried. The barn was clean, they had misters and fans for the horses. Horses have temperature taken after each tour. It was sweet to watch Scott handle elmwood in a caring manner.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Monica H wrote a review Jun 16
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our tour guide, Scott, and horse, Elwood, were wonderful. Scott was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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