Public Carriage Tour & Optional Combo

Explore the Architecture, History, and More in the "Holy City"

Adult (Combo)
Child (Combo)

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.

During the One-Hour Tour, you will:

  • Experience 25-30 blocks of Charleston’s historic downtown district
  • See houses, gardens, mansions, churches & parks
  • Learn about buildings, history, architecture, flora & the people that make up the “Holy City”
  • Learn everything that Charleston has to offer on a Palmetto Carriage tour
Add on the Harbor Tour and you will also:
  • Explore the Charleston Harbor aboard the classic, 80-foot Carolina Belle, where you’ll hear fascinating local stories and see more than 75 landmarks.
Add on the Plantation tour at Middleton Place and you will also:
  • Explore 65 acres of formal landscaped gardens at the beautiful Middleton Place
  • Experience a look at 18th and 19th century plantation life with costumed craftspeople and historic animal breeds in the Plantation Stableyards.
  • Enjoy complimentary guided walking tours: guided garden overview, “Meet the Breeds”, “Beyond the Fields” and other additional seasonal activities and tours.
  • Transportation to the plantation not provided
  • This tour meets at the Middleton Place Plantation: 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414
Available Times

Tours run continuously from 9:00am-5:00pm, typically departing every 15 minutes


If you buy a combo with the Harbor Tour, there are no restrictions as to when you can attend the Harbor Tour. You can do it before your Palmetto Carriage Tour, the same day as your carriage tour, several days later or even when you next return to town. Note that the Harbor Tour runs on a limited schedule from Thanksgiving to mid-February.