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Palmetto Carriage Works

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Charleston, SC, USA
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About Palmetto Carriage Works
Established in 1972, Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage company in historic Charleston, SC. Still family-owned and operated, the company offers guided horse and mule-drawn tours of Charleston's downtown and and residential historic district for the thousands of visitors hoping to take in the charm and history of the city in a more authentic way.
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Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

If you’re a big history buff or just want to make your way around Charleston’s historic district without walking miles on foot, then opt for this guided tour. Travel around in a horse-drawn carriage as your guide tells you fun facts about the city’s past. Plus, multiple tour times and a short duration time make it easy to fit this tour into your busy schedule.
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1 hour
from US$45.00

Charleston Sightseeing Day Trip with Lunch from Myrtle Beach

Even if you’re short on time, you can visit Charleston from Myrtle Beach in just one day on this guided tour. See top Charleston sights, such as the City Market and the Battery, on a horse-drawn carriage tour and a harbor cruise, plus take a guided tour of Boone Hall Plantation. This tour includes all activities, transportation, and lunch, providing an incredible value.
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10 hours 30 minutes
from US$139.30

Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

This private horse-drawn carriage tour of downtown Charleston offers the flexibility to explore the Holy City at your own pace. You and your private party have the guide’s full attention, making it easy to ask unlimited questions and customize your itinerary. Plus, moving by horse-drawn carriage means covering more ground in less time.
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1 hour
from US$325.00
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Glenn S wrote a review Today
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Scott was our tour guide and Elwood was our horse. Scott was extremely knowledgeable and fun and we had a wonderful tour
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Aysen U wrote a review Yesterday
Charlotte, North Carolina124 contributions16 helpful votes
The tour was a little longer than I expected and because it was so hot it was a little more uncomfortable than I expected. If you have the extra money I would recommend buying out the whole row. 4 larger adults in 1 row is very uncomfortable and hotter. It is boring for kids. i wish there was more opportunity to interact with the horses. The guide we had was okay but because we were in the front row he was too loud, would recommend they use microphones and speakers instead of yelling.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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jack s wrote a review Yesterday
Merriam, Kansas16 contributions4 helpful votes
Knowledgeable guide, good horse, interesting subject. Good way to see the district. Guide was fun and full of personal insights.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Castle B wrote a review 23 Jul
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7/22/21 Tour 12pm My horse was named Bud I believe my tour guide's name was Scott. I don't know was more amazing Bud or Scott. Bud and Scott have both worked with each other for a number of years and had a friendship bond that was unbreakable. It was almost as if they were both able to read each other's minds. I have been on several other carriage rides before but never with a horse who was so professional. Outstanding job Bud. Now on to Scott, He was incredible. Not only did his wealth of information about the city was astonishing us, but he was able to point out places of interest on our tour that either he or his family was immediately connected to. He wasn't just our history guide he was tied to the history that he was guiding us through. He truly had a passion for his job. In my personal opinion, the next time I'm in Charleston, I am going to contact the company and schedule a private tour with Scott and Bud, Because as far as I am concerned they are the only 2 that should be giving tours of the setting. Management: Please do everything in your power to keep Scott happy and employed with your company. He is truly a star. I have worked at Disney for the last 10 years and I know good customer service. Not only is Scott focused on safety, courtesy, efficiency, and show, He is quite passionate about what he does. It is in my strong opinion that I advise you to increase his pay raise, you don't want to lose an employee like him.
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Jeff clapp wrote a review 23 Jul
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Local.guide was funny, informative and it was cool to see the city this way at a slow pace. Highly recommend these folks.
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