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Palmetto Carriage Works
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US$26.00*
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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
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US$16.00*
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Evening Carriage Tour of Downtown Charleston
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US$200.00*
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Private Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
303 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

This carriage tour was a very nice experience. Your guide was very knowledgable, and we learned a lot of interesting facts about the area. We got to see some beautiful architecture as well.

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peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent "very nice" carriage tour with Palmetto. Our guides are the best in the business and they really enjoy sharing Charleston's fascinating history with our guests. I know your guide will be pleased that you found him to very knowledgeable and the tour itself was a very nice experience.

We really appreciate your choosing Palmetto and we would love to see y'all again.

Deb Jennings
PCW Guest Relations
deb@palmettocarriage.com
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great job and handled very professionally!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

My mom was visiting in town so we decided to take her for a tour. I liked that we could purchase our tickets online, which was very easy. The location is good and I really liked that they give you 4 free hours of parking. That's plenty of time for the tour, lunch and strolling/shopping. The tours are good, I think it just depends on what zone you and and the tour guide. Some are a little more interesting than others. But I will say, I was very happy with how they handle getting everyone on and off the carriage. Very professional. I would use this company again when guests come into town.

Visited July 2014
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peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent carriage tour with Palmetto. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that you thought our customer loading and unloading process was handled in a professional way. It is much more complicated than it looks--especially when there are between 700 and 1,000 people riding our carriages in a day, we don't have a choice other than to be on our toes!

We really appreciate your choosing Palmetto and we would love to see y'all again.

Deb Jennings
PCW Guest Relations
deb@palmettocarriage.com
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ohio
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“So much fun!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

In all our visits to Charleston we had never taken a carriage ride. I am so glad we did this time. It was fabulous! Our driver was funny and very informative. Saw and learned a lot of things new, which is hard to do when you have been somewhere more than a few times! Since they do not always do the same routes we will definitely check this out again.

Visited July 2014
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peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent carriage tour with Palmetto. Our guides are the best and they really enjoy sharing Charleston's fascinating history with our guests. I'm sure your guide will be pleased to know that you found her to be very informative and funny, but most of all, she will be pleased that you learned something new!

We really appreciate your choosing Palmetto and we would love to see y'all again.

Deb Jennings
PCW Guest Relations
deb@palmettocarriage.com
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Springdale, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun way to see Charleston”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We enjoyed the carriage ride through the historic district of Charleston. This is a fun way to see the sights and hear a little history of the city. Our tour guide, Eric, was excellent and made the trip informative and entertaining. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and appear to genuinely care about customer satisfaction. The tour guide is occasionally hard to hear because of nearby traffic. If you're just wanting a nice relaxing ride through town, sit in the back. If you're wanting a nice relaxing ride through town and want to hear every word, sit in the front. Problem solved. I definitely recommend this tour.

Visited July 2014
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peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent "fun" carriage tour with Palmetto. Our guides are the best and they really enjoy sharing Charleston's fascinating history with our guests. You were in great hands with Eric--he is definitely entertaining and full of information! Thank you too for mentioning our staff. We all work together to make our customers feel as welcome as we can. If you have a need, we do our best to fill it.

We really appreciate your choosing Palmetto and we would love to see y'all again.

Deb Jennings
PCW Guest Relations
deb@palmettocarriage.com
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Boston, MA
Level 6 Contributor
41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“You HAVE to do a carriage tour”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

While in South Carolina a carriage tour is a must. We used Palmetto Carriage tour co. and we had a great time. Our driver/guide was wonderful!!! She was informative and humorous. She answered everyone's questions and kept us entertained. It is a very reasonably priced attraction.

Visited May 2014
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peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent carriage tour with Palmetto. Our guides are the best in the business and they really enjoy sharing Charleston's fascinating history with our guests. I'm sure your guide will be pleased to know that you found her to be humorous and very informative.

We really appreciate your choosing Palmetto and we would love to see y'all again.

Deb Jennings
PCW Guest Relations
deb@palmettocarriage.com
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