Carriage Tour

Why We Love This

  • Tours depart every 30-minutes between 9AM-4:45PM
  • Experience 25-30 blocks of Charleston's historic downtown district
  • Family owned and operated

Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston. Hop on a tour offers a blend of knowledge, wit, humor, history. Carriage tours are a seamless fusion of 19th century conveyance in a 21st century city.

What You'll Do

Start your journey in the famous Red Barn that will serve as both the beginning & end points of your one hour tour. Explore up to to 30 blocks of Charleston's historic district and be sure ask questions! Your guides will provide the entertainment, as you see many of the city's cathedral's and well kept gardens which compliment the large mansions that surround the city. Other historic stops will feature multiple city and urban architecture marvels. Don't forget about the people watching that make the Holy City one of the best places to visit.

Insider Tips

If you would like to reserve a specific time, please purchase your ticket and contact the number in your confirmation email.

Age & Fitness

All ages are welcome!

Meeting Location

Look for the "Big Red Barn" at 8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401 ****Your confirmation email serves as your ticket****

When To Arrive

Anytime between 9AM-4:45PM! You and your group will be placed on the next available carriage. To avoid long waits, call ahead for reservations. ****Your confirmation email serves as your ticket****

Cancellations & Refunds

100% satisfaction guaranteed!

"Really good!"

June 7, 2019 - 

Diana, Monica, & Rockstar we're very amazing. The guides were very informative, and clearly love the city and sharing that love with others. The architect is amazing, the history lesson was very child friendly, and it was nice to see how well the horses were taken care of.

"Although the weather was chilly the experience was well worth it"

October 17, 2017 - 

Interesting and informative. Guide has nice amiable personality and easy to understand. (I have trouble understanding southern accents at times!!!🤔)

"great attraction"

October 12, 2017 - 

loved it! great way to see the city and get a dose of history at the same time. loved the stables too.


September 27, 2017 - 

Interesting tour, Dennis was very knowledgeable, funny, but kinda let his political feelings show. Interesting way they choose to send you to various parts of downtown Charleston so you can take the tour again and you may not hit the same sights. Would definitely do again.

"Very informative"

July 3, 2017 - 

Really enjoyed our carriage ride and the info our guide Gaye provided us. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!

"Excellent Tour"

May 9, 2017 - 

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Learned a lot from our guide. Would do it again and would suggest it to others who visit.

"Palmetto Carriage Works Tour"

March 27, 2017 - 

Dana was out guide, and she was awesome. I can't believe someone can remember all of that history. She also made it very enjoyable as far adding humor. Completely enjoyed it.

"5 stars"

March 2, 2017 - 

Great. Samantha was wonderful.


February 14, 2017 - 

Very informative driver and beautiful sites seen.


January 16, 2017 - 

We had a fabulous carriage tour! The host was great! I was sitting in the back of the carriage and still heard every word! I loved the stories and he was funny! Also the weather was absolutely gorgeous so it was so enjoyable!!! Thank you! I will highly recommend to everyone. We also liked the fact that you addressed the treatment of your animals and how good you are to them!

"One of the best"

January 5, 2017 - 

We live in Mt. Pleasant and enjoy taking visitors on a carriage tour. Our Residential tour with Mike today was exceptional. Thanks to Tom Boyle for running such a great company.


December 20, 2016 - 



November 28, 2016 - 

Great tour guide. Learned a lot and had an awesome time. Recommend this event to anyone.

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