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Palmetto Carriage Works

#3 of 133 Outdoor Activities in Charleston Features Animals
8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
+1 843-853-6125
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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
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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 district for the thousands of visitors hoping to take in the charm and history of the city in a more authentic way.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (467 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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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

Palmetto Carriage ride was the perfect way to see Charleston! Our driver, Glenn, was informative and fun. I highly recommend your trip to Charleston start with a ride. Then you know what area you would like to go back and explore deeper.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This carriage ride is a " must do" when first visiting . Our tour guide Dana, was very knowledgeable of the history and the buildings on the tour . The tour helps you understand the history and helps you decide how to spend your time...More

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Thank Larry W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the carriage ride. The guide was great and very informative. If I could have been guaranteed a different route I would have done it again. Unfortunately each carriage is assigned a route after you board which they can not control.

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Thank ksl35
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tours are always on time. Carriage drivers are all well informed about the history of Charleston and make the tour interesting.

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Thank H9033INbillg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent trip with MONICA. She's a history buff (as am I) and she took her time to explain the history of the city and the buildings and sites. I would highly recommend trying to get on Monica's carriage if you want to...More

Thank Ryan Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even though Charleston is a very walkable city nothing will give you the true feeling of the city than a one hour horse drawn carriage ride with a tour guide. Our guide was Patrick a local with a wealth of knowledge. They also have very...More

Thank elisecohen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Palmetto Carriage Works is the best in the city. Jim, our tour guide, was fantastic. I'm not a history buff but his knowledge of the city has me wanting to read a book about the history of Charleston. We saw so many beautiful and historic...More

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Thank Karen B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our Carriage ride on July 7, and Maggie (I think) was our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, and we did not get wet even though it was raining when we entered Palmetto. At one time, she broke out in song singing SUMMERTIME,...More

Thank Karon M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour. Great guide. Very informative and interactive with entire group. Teenager even learned something. Went on an earlier tour to avoid heat and crowds. Staff couldn't have been nicer.

Thank khhdurham
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We just had one day in Charleston and chose to go on a tour to see most of the city. It was a great tour with lots of information. Jason kept us laughing the whole time!

Thank Sarah W
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traveler619_10
May 17, 2017|
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Response from Joni D | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
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pperetin
April 22, 2017|
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Response from peeshCharleston_SC | Property representative |
All of our tours leave form the Red Barn. We offer customized pick up and private tours, but you need to call ahead to check availability. We recomend you arrive 5 or 10 mins before your departure. The Barn address is 8... More
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Katy C
April 5, 2017|
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Response from peeshCharleston_SC | Property representative |
Absolutely we have a ramp for access as well as a staff!
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