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Life in Retirement: Loretta’s New Chapter

Have you ever wondered about a carriage horse’s retirement? Here’s the perfect example. Loretta was a company-wide favorite horse and worked with us for many years. We’ve gotten permission to share this lovely update from her new owners in Maine, who are enjoying her tremendously. We are incredibly proud of our animals and the impact…

The Domestication of Horses: A Brief History

We’ve all seen those vintage cowboy movies. There are wild horses running freely and all of a sudden, a hero-type jumps in, ropes her neck and begins the breaking process. Soon, the horse is eating out of his hand and maybe coming to his rescue. But how did the domestication of horses really happen? Here’s…

Historic Charleston Sites You’re Likely to See on our Carriage Tour

Charleston is full of historic sites that you might pass by and never know the significance they carry. When you climb aboard one of our carriages, driven by one our licensed tour guides and pulled by our beautiful horses and mules, here are some of those historic Charleston sites you are likely to see (depending…

10 Reasons To Take Our New Historic Walking Tours

At Palmetto Carriage Works, we know what we are best known for is our beautiful animals and our carriage ride tours through the historic district of Charleston. But what is life without a little variety, eh? We are now introducing historic walking tours! Here’s a checklist to see if you are a match for one of…

Spotlight: Carriage Tour Guide David Collins

Palmetto Carriage Works may be the oldest and largest carriage company in Charleston, SC, but we’re also the most fun. To prove it, we’ll be highlighting our employees from time to time. First up is our driver and guide, David Collins, a local Charlestonian who loves his job as a Charleston carriage tour guide.  …

Fun Facts You Didn’t Know about Charleston Tourism

On average, Charleston has 230 sunny days a year, which is 63%. The yearly average temperature is a perfect 65 degrees, making us a temperate tropical climate. Over 6 million people visit Charleston each year, which is 60x its year-round population of 100,000. (Note: the entire tri-county area is about 550,000 people.) Visitors typically spend…

5 Historic Sites in Charleston You’ll See on a Palmetto Carriage Tour

Founded in 1670, Charleston (or “Charleston Towne,” as it was named for King Charles II of England) is one of the most historic cities in the United States. In fact, within just ten years of its founding, it became the fifth biggest city in the country. Today, millions of people (yes, millions!) flock to Charleston…