Palmetto Carriage Works

Edmondston-Alston House & Carriage Tour Charleston Residential District


1 Hour Carriage Tour

Guided House Tour


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

Edmondston-Alston House Tours are offered:

Monday 1:00p.m to 4:00 p. m.

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas

Hours are subject to change. Please call 843-722-7171 to confirm times.

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 & Edmonston-Alston House 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!

Explore one of the Charleston Battery's most luxurious homes. The Edmondston-Alston house features commanding views of Charleston Harbor and sits among some of the most historic homes in the city. It withstood the American Civil War, the Earthquake of 1886 and many hurricanes. Take a guided tour and learn what life in Charleston, SC might have been like back in 1825 when this house was built.

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 Edmondston-Alston House Tour:

Transportation is not provided to the Edmondston-Alston House.

Walk-up reservations are accommodated when space allows.

Downtown parking is limited and not guaranteed. 

Bring your Palmetto Carriage Works combination carriage ride and Edmondston-Alston House Tour confirmation email and/or text for admission into the house.


$ 63


$ 49

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