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Palmetto Carriage Tours

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8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
+1 843-367-5462
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Lovely, informative and entertaining.

This lovely carriage ride was a great way to to see downtown Charleston and learn a little about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Salvatore G
via mobile
Carriage Ride

We enjoyed our carriage ride through historic Charleston with our guide pointing out many beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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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 residential historic district for the thousands of visitors hoping to take in the charm and history of the city in a more authentic way.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
+1 843-367-5462

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This lovely carriage ride was a great way to to see downtown Charleston and learn a little about its history. Ross is a delightful guide who’s knowledge about Charleston and wit helped take the edge off a cold December day. Highly recommended.

Thank Salvatore G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our carriage ride through historic Charleston with our guide pointing out many beautiful and interesting buildings and their architecture.

Thank jmonson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our tour of the city with Palmetto Carriage tours; our tour guide was friendly and fun and quite knowledgeable about the beautiful city of Charleston and its history. His sense of humor made the experience all the more enjoyable.

Thank Virginia L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well-spent 50 minutes in the company of a first class guide on a carriage drawn by two coloured ponies. We saw the fascinating architecture of the larger houses that adorn the avenues and squares in this charming city. The history of the past 200...More

Thank hunger4d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So my wife, seven year old son, mother in-law, and myself took a carriage tour yesterday with Palmetto Carriage Tours. Our guide, Ross, was outstanding. If I remember correctly, Ross is a History major and it was obvious that he really knew his stuff. Have...More

Thank bramharan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Refreshing carriage ride around Charleston. Van, our tour guide, was engaging, informative, funny and professional.Van was very knowledgeable in historical facts and interesting stories of local issues. Our carriage horse driver, Ginny, was courteous, gracious and skillful maneuvering around the sights in town. So worth...More

Thank Celeste M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was fantastic! Everyone we dealt with was extremely pleasant and accommodating. Our tour guide, Dennis, was beyond excellent. He combined humor with a vast knowledge of the city, and we went away with a great education and fascination with the city. We were...More

Thank carolynv358
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have tried other companies but always returned to Palmetto for excellent service. All wonderful friendly people from the desk to the groomer to the guides and even the animals too. We have always trusted the Big Red Barn to provide an excellent service. We will...More

Thank Lithodude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone at the carriage co. did an excellent job and our experience was great from start to finish. Our tour guide Monica was the best! We learned so much about the city that we would have missed going it on our own & with two...More

Thank Angela K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic way to see the city. Dana was a very informed tour guide and this company clearly cares about their animals.

Thank Sarah O
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Questions & Answers
1 May 2017|
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Response from peeshCharleston_SC | Property representative |
Absolutely. We have ramps and a strong staff to assist.
Lin L
12 April 2017|
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Response from peeshCharleston_SC | Property representative |
We love young seniors. Our carriages hold up to 16 adults. We have private carriages that hold up to 8 as well. I would advise to book on line or call our office for booking. Look forward to seeing you at the Red Barn in... More
25 November 2016|
Response from tanyap924 | Reviewed this property |
$20 per person, for about an hour tour and yes you will need reservations. you can walk in, pay/reserve and shop until the departure time