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Palmetto Carriage Works

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Address: 8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
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(843) 853-6125
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Established in 1972, Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage company...

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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$25.00*
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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
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$16.00*
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Evening Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston
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$150.00*
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Private Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

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So much fun and knowledge!

Definitely a must do in Charleston. The Looney and O'Malley team were a perfect fit for our private tour. Looney gave us story after story and made history come alive around us.

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Reviewed December 8, 2016
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed December 8, 2016

Definitely a must do in Charleston. The Looney and O'Malley team were a perfect fit for our private tour. Looney gave us story after story and made history come alive around us.

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Athens, Georgia
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Reviewed December 8, 2016

Made reservations for carriage tour/harbor tour combo package online. Everything was ready when we arrived. Billy was our driver/tour guide and had excellent knowledge of the area's history. His humor really added to the tour. Tom and Jerry pulled their share of the load and made the tour great. Would highly recommend Palmetto Carriage Works, Billy, Tom, and Jerry....a great... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

We had a great tour guide, and he knew so much about the area it was extremely impressive and informative! We loved seeing the beautiful homes and learning the history. My only complaint is that they really squished on onto the carriage, it was a bit uncomfortable. But that wouldn't stop me from recommending this to others!

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New Braunfels, United States
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

Would do it again on next visit. Would have liked to have seen more houses farther into town. Nice that horses were not stinky.

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Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Bill was a great tour guide. He provided great detail and information about historical Charleston. My wife enjoyed this tour much more than she originally believed she would.

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Thank Jonathan T
Powder Springs, Georgia
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

Our driver Myron was awesome! We would definitely recommend this tour when you visit. Charleston is such a beautiful city.

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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed December 6, 2016

Great carriage tour. Private one alow the best opportunity to ask questions. Will do it again on next trip to Charleston

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Mpls
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Reviewed December 5, 2016

Mike whitey was a great tour guide! Our group from Minneapolis loves him! Was a great summary of years of history!

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Hardeeville, South Carolina
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Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Our tour was along the water. Shaun delivered great info and was entertaining as well. Charleston is rich in history and architectural beauty. A must see and Palmetto Carriage Works delivers.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed December 5, 2016

This was our second tour with the company and we value the knowledge of the drivers and the personality they add to the conversation. If you want the skinny on Charleston, these are the people to ride with.

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