We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Fun Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palmetto Carriage Works

Palmetto Carriage Works
Book In Advance
More Info
$25.00*
and up
Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Laurens, South Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Our carriage ride ended up being on a rainy windy day - they go rain or shine,
but the staff was so helpful and friendly. Our tour guide was knowledgeable.
Our wait for our tour was very short. Maybe some had cancelled due to the weather;
but we were told to expect a 30 minute wait, and it was more like 5.

We will definitely go again, but in the Spring or Summer.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank suesyq
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,692 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,992
    502
    119
    52
    27
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Highly recommend early in your stay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Booked a carriage tour based on online feedback and glad I did. The weather didn't cooperate, but the sights of Charleston made up for it. Our guide was enjoyable and knowledgeable. Tours will vary due to the lottery system employed by the city of Charleston. We lucked out and spent an enjoyable hour touring the city. For those concerned about animal safety, the appear to be well taken care of and are rotated through service throughout the year.

Helpful?
Thank aoi77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Clearwater, Florida
Level Contributor
90 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Local who finally broke down and took a carriage tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

I am a big proponent of animal welfare and have always looked at these carriage companies with some skepticism. My wife loves horses and I love constantly rediscovering this wonderful city. After seeing the way these horses are treated today and experiencing an absolutely fantastic tour around the peninsula, I'm sold on these guys, well done.

Helpful?
1 Thank ClearwaterGuy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
“Excellent Carriage Tour - Ambassadors for Charleston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Highly recommend this tour. Knowledgeable guide with a great sense of history and humor (not to mention superior horse handling skills). Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Charleston. Do this first, then you know where to go for more detailed tours and great restaurant advice. When the owner found out that I had pre-purchased a Groupon for one of his competitors and that they were not returning my calls and had not shown up for work that day, he apologized on behalf of his profession and offered to comp my tour in order to restore my impression of Charleston and the good people of the city. This is a family owned business and they really are GREAT ambassadors for the city. Highly recommend them.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank Donnie M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“carriage tours at its finest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

ben was an amazig guide making us laugh throughout the tour we saw many places in charleston though i would eish to see more the service was amazing the horse obedient and overall it was fantastic

Helpful?
Thank sawmos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Palmetto Carriage Works also viewed

Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Palmetto Carriage Works? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing