Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

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Charleston, USA

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Overview

Experience 25-30 blocks of Charleston’s historic downtown district on this 1-Hour Daytime Palmetto Carriage Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour. See houses, gardens, mansions, churches & parks, learn about buildings, history, architecture, flora & the people that make up the “Holy City."

Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston and has developed the greatest carriage experience 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.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Ideal choice for families

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Average 4.76 out of 5 stars based on 197 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
Tiffany_M, Jan 2022 Verified
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had great personal history with the city which made the tour feel as if we were getting VIP tour that we couldn’t get anywhere else. Not only did he provide recommendations but he also accompanied some facts with video footage which made it even more interactive.
Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
838cassidys, Jan 2022 Verified
Scott was our guide and O’Mally was our horse. Scott did a fantastic job telling us some of Charleston’s history and recommendations for how to “see”the city. The tour was both interactive and informative. The hour flew by as we saw and heard some of the stories about this amazing city!
Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
Bryan M, Jan 2022 Verified
Great ride, Shawn very knowledgeable and personable. Just go! Thank you Palmetto. Such a great city for history lovers.
Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
Lane_R, Dec 2021 Verified
Our driver was great! Young and vibrant. Never quit sharing info. So interesting!!! The ride was comfortable.
Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
Albert_G, Dec 2021 Verified
Ross's knowledge of the history of Charleston was impeccable as was his ability to convey it to the group in an enjoyable manner. You could tell he really enjoys his job and appreciates the guests. It was also comforting to know how the mules and horses are treated by the company to ensure their health, safety, and use. The only down side was sitting in the back of the carriage during the rainstorm, which left us soaked. Given there are multiple routes the carriage can go on, this is definitely an experience we would do again...minus the rain.
Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
Mildred_A, Dec 2021 Verified
Great time of touring the city of Charleston. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. We learned much about the city and its beginnings.
Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
Matt_B, Dec 2021 Verified
Great activity with 15 yr old granddaughter. It was like a rolling museum visit. Our tour was held up at the beginning as they waited for a client who was 20 munutes or more late:( (like sitting on the tarmac waiting to take off) After a while the trip seemed to be getting repetitive but our guide (Gay) was friendly and knowledgeable and our horses (Marty and Misty) were smooth and well behaved. Over all a good trip and I would recommend it to friends and family. Charleston is beautiful.
Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
Gerhild_W, Dec 2021 Verified
Very interesting history of the city. Driver very knowledgable and friendly. Buildings are amazing, would live to have a house like that.
Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
Anthony S, Dec 2021 Verified
Van was the best tour guide ever!! He knew so many interesting facts about Charleston, we did the Zone 2B tour. It was excellent. The horses are obviously well taken care of, and the overall experience was great. We certainly enjoyed and will definitely come back. This company was far better than the others in Charleston. Don’t go to anyone else!
Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston
LisaS8888, Dec 2021 Verified
Our group of 20 had a wonderful time on Palmetto Carriage Works historic tour of charleston! We were divided into two groups, and both of our guides were outstanding. We learned a lot about historic Charleston, the gates of Charleston and a lot of fun facts. (Those rubber red balls are not souvenirs!). Working with Bunny to plan the details for our group was a pleasure. She made it so easy, and recommended other tours and activities that we also booked. I highly recommend Palmetto!

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