Palmetto Carriage Works

Rated #1 Best Horse Drawn
Carriage Rides & Tours
In Charleston, SC

Palmetto Carriage Works The Best Way to Experience Charleston

Palmetto Carriage Works The Best Way to Experience Charleston

Historic horse carriage rides and tours in Charleston, SC. Palmetto Carriage offers a classic style and charm with carriage rides dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique and historic sights and sounds of downtown Charleston! We look forward to escorting you on one of our carriage rides that are relaxing, inspiring, breathtaking, and informative as you take in the mansions, gardens, houses, churches, and parks – it’s the best way to see Charleston.

Starting at $40/Ticket

Public Carriage Rides

Over 25 blocks of mansions, houses, gardens, churches, and parks while learning about the history, buildings, architecture, flora, and the people that make up Charleston - the Holy City.

Starting at $250

Private Carriage Rides

Plan an intimate outing with a private Charleston carriage ride!

Starting at $40/ticket

Haunted History Rides

A family-friendly evening tour focused on the haunted history of Charleston, SC. 

Add on Starting at $9/Ticket


Add to the fun of your carriage rides with a tour of a Historic Charleston site including Fort Sumter, Middleton Place Plantation, Edmondston-Alston House and Charleston Harbor.

Add on Starting at $19/Ticket


Step back in time and experience the history of Fort Sumter, the site where the first shots were fired in the American Civil War. This ticket includes a relaxing 30-minute cruise to Fort Sumter, where you will be greeted by National Park Rangers that will take you on a journey through the iconic fort. 

The popularity of our Charleston carriage tours has grown out of the Big Red Barn. The quality and longevity of the staff, the remarkable record of animal care, and the thousands of satisfied customers all stand testament to the outstanding service provided; a service that Palmetto Carriage Works stands behind 100%.

Palmetto Guild Certified

Though Charleston passed legislation saying tour guides no longer need to be licensed, we hold our guides to the highest standard. Each of our tour guides is Palmetto Guild Certified to ensure your tour is accurate, authentic, and the fun affair you expect from Palmetto Carriage Works.

Palmetto Carriage Works Additional Offerings

White horse guides tourist on group event and party ride through Charleston, SC on Palmetto Carriage Works horse drawn tour

Group Events & Parties

Looking for a unique activity for your next group event or private party in Charleston? Wow your guests and rent a private horse-drawn carriage! We offer private, customizable carriage tours. Or simply enjoy one of a kind transportation to a nearby restaurant or other event location.


Wedding Carriage Rides

There’s nothing more romantic than including a horse-drawn carriage in your Charleston wedding plans! Our carriages are available for wedding transportation from churches, reception halls, and hotels. Wedding carriages come decorated with silk flowers and include a driver in a tuxedo.

Why Palmetto Carriage Works Charleston's Most Highly Rated Carriage Tour

Family owned and operated since 1972, Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston. Experience the best horse-drawn carriage sightseeing in historic Downtown Charleston with some of the most experienced personnel in the carriage industry. Our tours are a Charleston experience that your friends and family will cherish forever.