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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

Highlights
  • Learn about the old-fashioned charm and history of Charleston from your guide
  • Cover 25–30 blocks of the city on a horse-drawn carriage to save time
  • Multiple tour times available to fit your busy schedule 
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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
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Overview
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 up to 30 blocks on 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.
What to Expect
For this tour of Charleston, meet your guide at the big red barn at Palmetto Carriage Works on Guignard Street. Once you check in, hop aboard an old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage (it’s covered overhead, so do keep in mind that the tour happens rain or shine).

Ride through Charleston’s historic area, learning about the history of some of its old mansions as you ride along. Your guide will point out other key places such as St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and the Charleston County Courthouse.

Hear fascinating stories about the city, including pirate raids, the American Civil War, plantations, and even the Revolutionary War.

After cruising about 30 blocks, your tour ends back at the departure point.
Reviews (431)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
There's lots of choices, but we loved Palmetto!

One of the cool things about taking a horse tour in Charleston is that you're very unlikely to ever get the same tour twice... and you cannot choose which part of the city you'll see. After meeting at the Red Barn, you load up on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank katieladyny
peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for choosing Palmetto and thank you for the recommendation. We would love to see y'all again. Deb PCW Guest Services

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Your 5B

David and Diblasio did a fabulous job of delivering a ton of history with story telling and humor. We would definitely take another tour with them. Ad an animal lover I love how they care for their horses!

Thank lindayeazel
peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review and thank you for choosing Palmetto for your tour of Charleston. I'm so glad to hear that you are an animal lover too! Deb PCW Guest Services

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Mike W rocks

Great tour, learned a lot of information over an hour. Mike W was informative, funny, and great with the group

Thank Karadowl
Reviewed 1 week ago
History Plus

Mike W. made the history interesting with his apt comparisons and sly comedic insertions. Even though we are no strangers to Charleston Mike impressed us with a lot of new details that we had never heard before.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kathleenp521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
What a wonderful tour!

I took the hour long carriage tour and it was wonderful! Tim Miller was our driver/guide. He was extremely well informed and provided a great deal of historical information, which was fascinating. He told us to ask any questions we had. I had a few...More

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rklumb
23 October 2018|
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Response from Barry B |
Yes, but they are assigned by a department of the city of Charleston (I believe) to prevent too many carriages being on the same route at the same time, thus stalling traffic on the narrow streets. You can't pick your route... More
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rklumb
23 October 2018|
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Response from Daniel A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are. The City controls the route that the carriage companies take and it is a lottery. This is to prevent any one area from becoming overcrowded.
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