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Palmetto Carriage Works

5,839 reviews
About Palmetto Carriage Works
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.
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This was my first trip to Charleston and the carriage ride was the perfect way to see the city and learn about the rich history surrounding the area!!!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide Dave was the best. Tom and Jerry were fabulous. Thoroughly enjoyed our time! Can’t wait to do it again!!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had six friends on the 3:45 tour and it was obvious that our guide was done for the day. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful homes but the tour guide was awful. From the get go when he told us we had the worst horse,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Luxurytravel1123
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is our third private carriage ride with Palmetto and their coachmen guides are very knowledgeable about period history in Charleston as well as early America history. Not only do they explain the historic facts, they interject a bit of trivia for that ah-ha moment....More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Andrew was wonderful! Such a great storyteller. Fun and informative. A great history lesson. Thank you.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide, David, and our mules, Rhyme and Reason, led a great tour. Toured primarily King Street and south of Broad and learned a lot about the architectural history of Charleston. Not so much a history tour as it relates to the Civil War,...More

Thank Y5529NWjeffb
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved our carriage ride which we booked online months in advance (as we needed a specific date and time) – just as well we did as there were 18 people on our tour so they divided us up into 2 carriage rides. The tour...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brissy2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour guide was good and narrated interesting facts about the city as we passed different houses. Our satisfaction with the tour was impacted by the cramped seating though. Those benches don't hold four people seated next to each other comfortably. Neither I, my fiancée,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rstimsky32
peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. Our policy is 100% customer satisfaction and since you weren't satisfied, I'd like to refund the amount you spent with us. Please contact me at my below email and I will process your refund as soon as possible. Deb PCW...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide, Andrew, was excellent in early January 2019 when we visited CTown. Wonderful ride, great facilities. They make it so easy to get on and off the carriages!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Living in a Charleston suburb we have tried a few different horse drawn carriage tours when guests come and stay with us. In my opinion Palmetto (The Big Red Barn) is the best. I feel that they give out more information than other companies to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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5 January 2019|
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Response from peeshCharleston_SC | Property representative |
We are two blocks from the cruise ship terminal.
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Jeff T
29 December 2018|
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We are a very short distance for the cruise terminal--two blocks.
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Response from peterdowley | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying in the historic district, you can easily walk to get a carriage ride… Even if you are not an historic district,a carriage ride is a must if you are staying in Charleston You will not get the same... More
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