Palmetto Carriage Works

Fort Sumter & Carriage Tour Charleston Residential District


1 Hour Carriage Tour

2 Hour Fort Sumter Tour


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

Fort Sumter Tours can be booked in person by a Palmetto Carriage Works employee, or by calling Fort Sumter Tours at 843-722-2628 with your tour confirmation number.

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 & Fort Sumter 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 Charleston's most famous historic sites: Fort Sumter. Boats depart from two locations daily: Liberty Square in Downtown Charleston and Patriot's Point in Mt. Pleasant. Enjoy a scenic 30 minute harbor cruise out to the site of where America's bloodiest war first began. Explore the island for one hour with the guidance of National park rangers before a 30 minute cruise back to your departure point.

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 Fort Sumter Tour:

Fort Sumter boat seats are limited and reservations are recommended. Once your combo tour is booked, call Fort Sumter Tours at 843-722-2628 to confirm your seat on the tour. 

Walk-up reservations are accommodated when space allows.

Paid parking is available at Liberty Square Downtown Charleston and Patriots Point Mt. Pleasant.

Total tour time is two hours: 30 minute boat ride, one hour tour of Fort Sumter, 30 minute return boat ride.

Learn the history of Fort Sumter and the pivotal role it played in the American Civil War.


$ 82


Ages 4-11
$ 59

Lap Child

Under Age 4
$ Free

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