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While Charleston no longer requires tour guides to be licensed, we as a company still do to provide you the best tour of Charleston!
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About Us

Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston! Come tour historic downtown Charleston by mule or horse-drawn carriage with some of the most experienced personnel in the Charleston carriage industry. We are a family-owned company and pride ourselves on providing authentic carriage tours that your family and friends will remember for years to come! Though Charleston passed legislation saying guides no longer need to be licensed, we hold our guides to a high standard of being licensed Charleston guides to ensure your tour is accurate, authentic, and the fun affair you expect from Palmetto Carriage Works.

Reviews from our Customers

We just celebrated our 22nd Anniversary and of course went to Charleston SC. We love Charleston. We decided to take another carriage ride as we do so each year. Dana was our guide and the horse was Abba something. They were fantastic. I have to say this was the BEST ride ever. I recommend it to all who travel to Charleston. Palmetto Carriage Works is by far the best carriage rides ever! You just can't go wrong!!!! THANKS — Brenda B.

Reviews from our Customers

We had a wonderful time on the carriage tour with Glenn (with the double N!) he was so informative and knew so much about the history and culture of Charleston. This is the second time I have taken friends and relatives on this tour with Palmetto Carriage works. They even gave us an excellent suggestion for brunch. And their humane treatment of the mules and horses was super! — Mark and Sharon G.

Reviews from our Customers

There are a lot of carriage rides in Charleston but this one is worth trying! Our tour guide Monica was the best! She was funny and very informative! I would definitely recommend her! The ride itself was beautiful. We rode by the water for a bit. We also got to see a lot of the historic houses and Rainbow Row. It was very peaceful and I really enjoyed it. The price was decent also. — Katelyn F.

Reviews from our Customers

Have been using Palmetto for years with my groups. The guides are always great with impressive knowledge of all the history. Everyone is so helpful and pleasant. Always our favorite thing we do in Charleston. — Kenny W.

Reviews from our Customers

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with our guide Monica. Great sense of humor and knowledgeable of our history. I have lived here 37 years and never did a carriage tour. Monica shared information that was new to me. My family from Milwaukee was very pleased they took the Palmetto Carriage Works tour. Pokemon our horse was even entertaining. A must do activity for locals and tourists! — Chibi E.

Reviews from our Customers

Used our carriage ride as an introduction to Charleston for my wife and friends, none of whom had previously visited Charleston. Mike W was a phenomenal guide, extremely knowledgeable and very personable. Would recommend this outfit to anyone who is visiting this charming city for the first or even the fourth time. — Mike R.

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We so enjoyed the ride through the quaint, narrow streets of Charleston led by our skilled & knowledgeable driver. His explanations of the history of the city were peppered with just enough humor to keep us laughing. The carriage horses & mules are well-cared for so if you have any worries about that, you can put them aside and rest in the knowledge that these are happy animals. I would ride with Palmetto Carriage Works again and would recommend them to anyone visiting Charleston. — Bonnie B.

Reviews from our Customers

Palmetto Carriage Works is a great company, with an exceptional staff. The guide that we had was Bubba and his horse was MIllhouse, it was a private carriage. Bubba was a great guide and very informative. It was my daughter's first time on a carriage and she really enjoyed it. I highly recommend this company for their carriage tours. — William M.

Palmetto Carriage Works
Phone (843) 723-8145
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8 Guignard Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Tour Historic Charleston with the Oldest Mule and Horse Drawn Carriage Company in Town!

Public and Private Tours Available!