Palmetto Carriage Works

Charleston Harbor & Carriage Tour Charleston Residential District


1 Hour Carriage Tour

1.5 Hour Harbor Tour


Carriage Tours are Every 30 minutes, 9am-5pm Mar-Oct, 9am-4pm Nov-Feb.

Harbor Tours are offered three times daily from Aquarium Wharf Downtown Charleston and two times daily from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. Call SpiritLine Cruises at 843-722-2628 to confirm availability on a Harbor Tour.

Weekly Availability


Yearly Availability

Year Round


Our carriages fit up to 16 people! We have 4 rows, with 4 seats per row.


See Charleston two ways: Historic Carriage ride & Charleston Harbor Tour

Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest provider of Charleston Horse Carriage Tours and has developed one of the best Charleston Historic Tours 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. Explore our historic city on an unforgettable one-hour Charleston, SC carriage ride!

Sit back and enjoy this 90 minute cruise around beautiful Charleston Harbor while learning about some of the most interesting pieces of Charleston's past. Fun for the whole family, this cruise departs from two locations daily and offers and unforgettable view of the Holy City from the water.

Key Points on This Historic Residential Carriage Tour:

Parking is limited in the area where our barn is located, please give yourself ample time to find parking before your tour. Click here for a map of nearby parking.

Experience 25-30 blocks of Charleston’s historic downtown district.

See houses, gardens, mansions, churches, and parks.

Learn about buildings, history, architecture, flora, and the people that make up the “Holy City.”

Learn everything that Charleston has to offer on a Palmetto Carriage tour.

Key Points on The Charleston Harbor Tour:

Harbor Tour boat seats are limited and reservations are recommended. Once your combo tour is booked, call SpiritLine Cruises at 843-722-2628 to confirm your seat on the tour. 

Walk-up reservations are accommodated when space allows.

Paid parking is available at the parking garage at Aquarium Wharf in Downtown Charleston and Patriots Point Mt. Pleasant.

Total tour time is 90 minutes.

Harbor Tour


$ 82


$ 59

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