Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston
and has developed the greatest carriage experience in the city! A must on things to do in Charleston during your visit with us. During your one-hour, fully narrated tour through the streets of historic Charleston, your guide will recount the vibrant tale of the city's exquisite history with over three hundred years of information. Also, your tour begins and ends in our Red Barn, so you can purchase drinks or snacks, use the restroom, and interact with our animals before your tour begins. Our barn is also handicap accessible.
A variety of carriages are available to suit your tour party’s needs, from public carriage historic tours, intimate private carriage rides, beautifully decorated wedding carriages, and group tour specials capable of carrying over 200 passengers, Palmetto Carriage Works has defined the carriage tour in Charleston for 40 years.
Sights of Charleston
From the ground crew that assists in the carriage loading to the guide that leads your tour, Palmetto Carriage personnel are the most experienced in the industry. Palmetto Carriage prides itself in the quality and longevity of our staff. Over half the employees have over ten years of experience in the carriage tour industry, so you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality product on the market.
On your tour of Charleston, you will see not only the highlights of Charleston’s past but you will also learn about areas not usually seen by tourists.
The Big Red Barn
Located in the heart of the Market area, The Red Barn is everyone's favorite place to begin your tour!
Buy your tickets online to reserve your seats, or just show up. Although the wait time for our tours is generally less than 20 minutes, tours do sell out, so we recommend you purchase tickets in advance. If you buy tickets on-line we will give you an automatic discount of $2 per ticket to cover the on-line booking fee.