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Palmetto Carriage Works

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8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“red barn” (128 reviews)
“our tour guide” (629 reviews)
“great tour” (401 reviews)
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8 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401-2013
Downtown
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My husband and I really enjoyed riding through the downdown area of Charleston. Tim was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant to be around as he talked about different locations that we drove by.

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Had a short, private carriage ride this eveni ng. Our driver was kind and knowledgeable. Would recommend

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour very much. Our guide(can’t remember his name) was a native of Charleston and a true historian. We took several types of tours while in town (walking, carriage, bus) and I learned from each one. I enjoyed the slow pace of the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved our carriage tour experience with Palmetto carriage works. They have a wonderful barn you can go and wait in, while you wait for your tour to begin. They have provided plenty of seating inside the barn so that you can be comfortable while...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an excellent way to get the scoop on Charleston’s early days. Gay was an excellent guide and driver. Couldn’t have been more enjoyable. Great sites and stories.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour of Charleston on May 5th was very enjoyable. The weather was perfect for a day in the carriage with our Tour Guide. He was very informative and pleasant to have as a guide. The carriage was clean a well kept as was the...More

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We took a private four person carriage tour which was just wonderful. The pace is perfect to see all that our driver was explaining. It was informative and entertaining all at the same time. We are locals and took friends out for the experience and...More

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teacher301
6 May 2018|
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Response from Anne M | Reviewed this property |
It would depend on how many of you there are and how big the stroller is.
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Janice Z
13 January 2018|
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Response from peeshCharleston_SC | Property representative |
The carriage tour lasts one hour.
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AlabamaAngel
27 December 2017|
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Response from peeshCharleston_SC | Property representative |
Parking in the 22 Anson St. lot which is across the street from our barn is $7 for two hours and $15 for all day parking. And if you book a tour before 10 am, you get two hours of free parking. One hour for the tour and... More
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