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The Historic Battery in Charleston

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Almost every location in Charleston has some historic value, and the Battery is no different. Shaded by large Oak and Palmetto trees overlooking the Charleston Harbor, the Battery’s official name was coined when the harbor was blockaded by the British during the War of 1812. To defend their city, the residents of Charleston placed large…

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14 Beautiful South Carolina Destinations to Visit Before You Die

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A Brief History of Charleston

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

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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….

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Our History

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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…

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Meet Ruby Rose!!

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This beauty is Palmetto Carriage’s newest team member!  She is a Morgan Percheron cross.  She is 7 years old and a “dream to drive.” Stop by the Big Red Barn and meet her. Welcome Ruby Rose!!

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Congratulations to Our Newest Guides!

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The city of Charleston tourism department conducted its quarterly permanent exam for tour guide license applicants.  Out of a possible 106 points, Dana Neely, of Palmetto Carriage had a high score of 102.  Along with Dana, Monty Akers and Michael Whitehurst (also with Palmetto Carriage) took and passed the permanent guide exam. Palmetto Carriage would…

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Palmetto Carriage Management Team

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Thomas J. Doyle, Jr. President President Thomas J. Doyle, Jr., has been responsible for managing all aspects of the carriage business since he became president in 1983. He started at Palmetto Carriage Works in 1977 as a driver and rose up through the ranks. Recently, Tom has turned over general management of PCW to his…

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