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Palmetto Carriage Works

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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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8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
+1 843-853-6125
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Reviewed today

Michael W was our guide, and he did a fantastic job. As a history major, he knew his stuff. I learned much, and laughed a little, too. We hope to go back another time and tour a different section, hopefully with Michael W.

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Our driver, Van, and horse, O'Malley, were the best ever! Van is fully of historical facts and interesting details and explains the history while on this slow-paced comfortable carriage ride through the historic district. He knows just when to pull over to see something specific...More

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Reviewed today

We did two tours while we were in Charleston and were able to see 1 and 3. Our group loved these tours- the guides were great, they clearly really cared about the history of Charleston and wanted us to appreciate it to. I also really...More

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Reviewed today

Carriage trip with Mike W. Was an excellent tour guide. Has a lot of knowledge of the history of Charleston!

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Reviewed today

Excellent tour with Justin. Very knowledgable and personable. Half-way through, I started taking notes so I could remember more. Purchased our tickets online with parking and no regrets.

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Reviewed yesterday

We had so much fun touring Charleston in a horse drawn carriage! The driver was very knowledgable and provided interesting facts about the city! The horses are well taken care of and the barn was very clean and well kept. We would definitely take another...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful experience. Our guide, Tim Miller was very informative. We did the first ride of the day so the historic section was quiet. Very happy we chose them!

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Our guide was very knowledgeable and made our tour a beautiful experience. We have taken 8 private carriage tours with Palmetto to treat our Charleston visitors, and have never had a complaint. The horses are always healthy and well cared for. We have our next...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed this hour-long tour - a bingo ball is drawn to determine where your carriage will travel during the tour and we got zone 5. Saw beautiful "townhouses" (which is what plantation owners called their homes in the city), some of which were massive. Ou...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great tour. Used this company for their excellent treatment and care for the animals. Friendly and helpful staff from the booking to the actual tour. Bubba was an excellent guide touring us around the French Quarter. Had a great time!!

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13 June 2018|
Response from Randell C |
Don't take the carriage as there are FREE buses that will take you anywhere you need to go in downtown Charleston
12 June 2018|
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Response from LonnieBazz | Reviewed this property |
They do not offer food on the boat.
6 May 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