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Palmetto Carriage Works

#3 of 130 Outdoor Activities in Charleston Features Animals
8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
+1 843-853-6125
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USD 26.00*
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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
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USD 16.00*
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Evening Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston
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USD 200.00*
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Private 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” (451 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
+1 843-853-6125
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Reviewed yesterday

Jen took us on a great tour of a few blocks in the old city and filled us in on its history. Fascinating and a great pleasure. Palmetto is a well run company with friendly, professional staff in the office, in the barn and on...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First, they said they could take us right away at 3 o'clock. Then made us wait 20 minutes. Second, then try to fit too many people onto the carriage and actually had to take some off because not all of us with cram into the...More

Thank Jon F
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing team, amazing company! We were lucky to get a really great route, which allowed us to see the historic sections of this beautiful city. Our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining. Hands down, this was the best activity that we did while in...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is our second private carriage ride with Palmetto; this time we brought our kids, 7 & 9. We chose the 9 a.m. time slot on Father's Day to try to beat the heat and the rain. Bubba, our tour guide was fantastic and kept...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our driver and horse (Tecklenberg) were great! The ride was smooth, the drive was knowledgeable and humorous. Looking forward to doing it again in another zone! Well done, guys!

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our daughter surprised us with a visit to Charleston and we wanted to show her the sights. Palmetto Carriage has a bundled tour deal with Charleston Harbor Cruise. Take the cruise, and you receive a voucher for the carriage ride. Our tour guide Maggie was...More

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved our tour! Our tour guide was funny, nice and very knowledgeable. We would recommend this for young families!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mr. Dennis did a great job on our tour. Palmetto Carriage never disappoints us. They easily accommodated all 9 of us. Ages ranged from 4 to 56!!! We all loved it!!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We selected a private tour. Our driver was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this carriage company and a private tour. It's worth the extra money. We booked it three weeks prior to our visit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took a carriage ride through historical Charleston. Such a beautiful old city with a lot of American history. Our guide Maggie was tremendous and even serenaded us with a little "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess.

Thank Daniel H
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How long is the ride
18 May 2017|
Response from Joni D | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
Is there only one Pick up location?and do you get Drop off where you were picked up? What is the address of the Red Barn? How many minutes should you arrive prior to departure? And finally, if you have 8 people in your tour - should you be a private tour? Thank you for your help!
22 April 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
Katy C
My Mom is in a wheelchair but she can ascend and descend steps with assistance. Will it be possible for her to get into a carriage with assistance?
6 April 2017|
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Response from peeshCharleston_SC | Property representative |
Absolutely we have a ramp for access as well as a staff!