Palmetto Carriage Works

Middleton Plantation & Carriage Tour Charleston Residential District


1 Hour Carriage Tour

30 Minute Plantation Tour


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

Middleton Plantation Tours happen at the top of the hour daily from 10am - 3pm.

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 & Middleton Plantation 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 65 acres of formal landscaped gardens. Get a glimpse of what 18th and 19th century plantation life was like. Daily guided tours included. Transportation to the plantation is not provided.

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 Middleton Plantation Tour:

Transportation is not provided to the plantation. 

Walk-up reservations are accommodated when space allows.

Free parking is available at the plantation.

Bring your Palmetto Carriage Works combination carriage ride and plantation tour confirmation email and/or text for admission into the plantation.


$ 75

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