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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Charleston’s Oldest Carriage Tour

The Palmetto Carriage herd is made up of 35 mules, 20 horses, 2 goats, and 6 chickens. The average age of a Palmetto Carriage animal is 15. The average Palmetto Carriage animal’s work day is 5 hours (limited to 8 hours). Palmetto Carriage animals average 25 weeks a year at our farm on John’s Island….

Caring for the Charleston Carriage Horses

It’s a safe bet that if the mules and horses working local carriage tours could talk, they could easily recite the best parts of Charleston’s history. They’ve certainly heard the stories plenty of times as they mosey through the city streets. Carriage tours are a popular activity and the steeds pulling the carriages may very…

As a Father — A Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As a father, my heart goes out to the parents of the toddlers injured by the dog this past Saturday. As a carriage operator, I’m intrigued by this city of two tails. As quick as the Charleston Animal Society has been to vilify the carriage community after the “Blondie incident”, they offer the…

Care for Children as Much as For Animals by Joseph Ohorodnyk Sr.

Not only do we now have the ASPCA and PETA, but we also have Mercy for Animals. How many more of these organizations are going to crop up? I agree that animals should be treated better than some of them are. However, my real concern is for our unborn and small children who look to…

A Letter to the Mayoral Candidates

Recently the Charleston Animal Society has been making the rounds of mayoral candidates talking about carriage tours.  Since they have publicly stated that carriage horses should not be used in Charleston, I can only guess at the content of their presentation. That’s why I’m writing this letter. I want to be sure that you know…

Our History

Established in 1972, Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage company in historic Charleston, S.C. Family-owned and operated, the company offers guided horse and mule-drawn tours of Charleston’s downtown and residential historic district for the thousands of visitors hoping to take in the charm and history of the city in a more authentic way. The company’s hour long…