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Palmetto Carriage Works

#3 of 134 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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8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
+1 843-853-6125
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you are visiting Charleston - this is the way to explore the city. Expereinced and friendly guide explain the history and how this city was biuld .

Thank Tatyana P
Reviewed today

My Mom and I had a great tour on her 64th Birthday! Although it was HOT the tour was still wonderful and our tour guide was knowledgeable and very witty and funny! He was a High School History Teacher during the school year! Highly recommend!...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Jenny was a great and very knowledgeable guide. Great overall experience!! The horses are well taken care of. I would definitely recommend this carriage company.

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Thank rhodesten
Reviewed yesterday

Great way to see and learn about historical Charleston. And each tour is different! The city of Charleston varies which streets each carriage travels on every trip, meaning the carriage driver doesn't know which route you'll be taking until the control office assigns it after...More

Thank Evelyn213
Reviewed yesterday

Van was our tour guide for our private carriage ride. He was super knowledgeable. We were amazed with all of the history that he shared with us. He was very interactive with us, especially with our 12 and 10 year old. The entire staff was...More

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Thank daniellehO7877DO
Reviewed yesterday

Bob did a great job of giving us the current and historical background of Charleston. We have been coming to Charleston for many years but this tour was very informational.

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Thank tomvV8322IE
Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely amazing time on this carriage ride. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable & was even able to tell us the names of the trees. Perfect way to see this gorgeous city, cannot recommend highly enough!

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Thank Lorna M
Reviewed yesterday

Great fun on the carriage ride. Knowledgeable tour guide. Not as hot as it could have been in August.

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Thank 956liaw
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic, our guide was so knowledgable, articulate, and great with the horses. The entire experience was very professional and gave us a great insight into the city.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour was interesting, us adults found it more entertaining than our 9&10 year old daughters. We learned a lot about the architecture of the houses.

Thank thomsfamily4
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18 May 2017|
Response from Joni D | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
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
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!