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Palmetto Carriage Works

#3 of 129 Outdoor Activities in Charleston Features Animals
8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
+1 843-853-6125
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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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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 via mobile

Great time. The mules "Tom and Jerry are beautiful well kept and amazing! They pulled the carriage effortlessly! The tour guide was extremely informative and interesting as well as entertaining.It was the best activity we had participated in a long time, wishing we had done...More

Thank michaeldP220OX
Reviewed yesterday

Very friends and knowledgeable! We had a very good time exploring Charleston! Many suggestions were made as to where to visit.

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Thank mdurham23
Reviewed yesterday

It was a good way to see a part of historic Charleston but I had a different expectation on what we would see. Since you are assigned to a certain area we missed some of the beautiful estates.

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Thank Skye S
Reviewed yesterday

The carriages are high but the platform to get up and down made this an accessible ride. The guide was very informative and this allows you to decide if you want to go back and see some of the sights while staying in Charleston. We...More

Thank RCLight
Reviewed yesterday

Perfect for visitors of all ages. The entire organization is top notch and professional. Easy to buy tickets on line and the guides are informative and entertaining. They treat their mules well, too.

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Thank Shetry H
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our Carriage tour. It was great to see the smaller, historical streets and houses/buildings with Informative narrative from our knowledgeable guide/driver Van. We would never have ventured on these streets in our own vehicle, and even if we walked them, we would...More

Thank NHhistorybuff
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide, Van was very knowledgeable and extremely entertaining. Will be back again. We went through the SOB district and Four corners of Law. Had a great time.

Thank JuDaddy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sitting in the barn waiting for our $200+ private tour there were lots of signs about the safety and humane treatment of animals. Turns out there have been accidents recently involving horses being startled or falling with drivers getting knocked out of the carriage. There's...More

Thank Reid T
Reviewed 2 days ago

No wait, staff extremely courteous and knowledgeable. We didn't have reservation print out or number and they were able to direct us within minutes without a sight or a roll of the eyes...best carriage cie in Charleston.

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Thank mafalda277
Reviewed 2 days ago

My favorite way to tour historic areas is by carriage. My family was visiting Charleston and purchased the Palmetto tour in combination with the Harbor tour. I would do it again in a heartbeat. A great value for both. We had a comfortable carriage and...More

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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!