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Palmetto Carriage Works

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Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
+1 843-853-6125
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Reviewed today

Great tour. Very interesting and well done. Maggy was a great tour guide. Definitely doing it again when we come back to Charleston.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great way to see the city. The tours are well organized, and Weston, our driver was knowledgeable, courteous and funny. The drive is an hour long, which goes by quickly. Please note that not all rides are the same. As you leave the carriage departure...More

Thank Anitere
Reviewed yesterday

Our hour long tour was wonderful! Emily, our guide, enthusiastically shared stories and history of the area we toured. It was obvious that she enjoyed her job and loved our tour horse, Trump. It was a wonderful way to experience a little taste of the...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed yesterday

This was an hour long tour that was fantastic. Ross was our guide and he was funny and told such interesting stories. And we went during a rain storm - which didn’t dampen the fun!

Thank mr mrs Glenn b
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went on a guided tour with David. He was very informative and entertaining! He is local and had lots to talk about and point out to the group. The routes are based on a lottery system and i am not sure if we had the...More

Thank soup365
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great company with a knowledgeable staff who care about the customer. The trip was filled with lots of historical facts. The company cares for their animals and gives them a long rest between rides.

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Thank Brandon G
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I loved the carriage ride we took with Palmetto. Our guide Maggy was wonderful and gave us lots of historical information along the tour. We were led by two entertaining Mules Hit and Run. I would recommend this tour.

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Thank amyturley2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a carriage ride through zone 5 I believe. Ross, who was our driver was fantastic. You could tell he really enjoyed his work, and was knowledgeable on the many sights we saw. I would definitely recommend this company.

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely worth a visit. We did the shortened evening trip and Ross was our guide. It’s obvious he is invested in the history of Charleston and enjoys his job. Lots of interesting facts that we wouldn’t have found out about otherwise. I would even consider...More

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Thank tbaltha
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a very enjoyable ride! The guide was very knowledgeable and funny! First time doing a carriage ride, and I'd definitely do it again.

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June 12, 2018|
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Response from angieray0213 | Reviewed this property |
I had bottled water with me. There is a refreshment area where you can purchase drinks and restrooms located in the barn. There are no stops on the tour.
May 5, 2018|
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Response from peeshCharleston_SC | Property representative |
Strollers will not fit on the carriage, but we have a safe place in the barn to keep strollers, wheelchairs, walkers... Deb