Charleston Carriage Tours
Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston, and has developed the greatest carriage experience in the city! A Palmetto Carriage tour offers a blend of knowledge, wit, humor and history, and is exciting and ever changing, a seamless fusion of 19th century conveyance in a 21st century city.
From the ground crew that assists in loading the carriage to the guides that lead the tour, our personnel is the most experienced in the industry. Carriages load and unload in the Big Red Barn, ensuring you have a shady place to wait in the summertime and can also interact with our animals, purchase drinks or snacks, or use the restroom before the tour.
Historic Tours of the Residential District by Carriage
During the one-hour tour, you will:
- Experience 25-30 blocks of Charleston's historic downtown district
- See houses, gardens, mansions, churches, and parks
- Learn about buildings, history, architecture, flora and the people that make up the "Holy City"
Tours of the residential district are available from 9 am to 5 pm during daylight savings time, and, weather permitting, from 9 am to 4 pm during the rest of the year. More Info
Evening Tour of the Commercial District
During the summer, many tourists prefer the cool of the evening for their carriage tour. Our evening tours cover parts of the old walled city, historic churches and public buildings as well as the Cooper River Water Front. Evening tour operations are limited and we suggest you call ahead for tour schedules. More Info
Carriage Tour/Harbor Tour Combo
Enjoy touring Charleston on a relaxing carriage ride through the Holy City, meandering along charming, tree-covered streets, learning about Charleston‘s captivating history and pivotal role in our nation‘s founding. Then, explore the Charleston Harbor aboard the classic, 80-foot Carolina Belle, where you’ll hear fascinating local stories and see more than 75 landmarks. More Info
Trot & Walk Combo Tour
The Trot and Walk tour gives us the unique ability to provide you with a 1 hour carriage tour of the city followed up by a 1 1/2 hour walking tour, all with the same tour guide. This will ensure no repetitive information and the most comprehensive overview of the sites and history of the city. More about Trot & Walk Tours