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Itinerary
Make your way to a centrally located stable in downtown Charleston to meet your private guide and board your carriage. Unlike most Charleston horse-and-carriage tours, this one has face-to-face seating for a more intimate experience with your private party.

Tour through 20 blocks of the Charleston Historic District, visiting top sites, such as City Market, the Battery, or Rainbow Row. Your guide fills you in on more than 200 years of Charleston history—from its early days as a small colony to its recent revival—and you have plenty of time to ask questions. Plus, because this is a private tour, you can make special requests to take photos or stay and admire the views.

After one hour, the tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Palmetto Carriage Works
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • Private horse-and-carriage tour of historic downtown Charleston
  • Learn about the city’s 200-year history on a fully narrated tour
  • Ride past parks, historic homes, churches, and more
  • Private tour offers flexible itinerary and face-to-face seating
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Relaxing Tour

We did a lot of walking while we were in Charleston and this was a welcome change. Our guide Ross was informative and had a good sense of humor. This is a great way to to get an overview of the city and learn about...More

Thank Kenneth V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent Tour

We went on this tour of Historic Charleston with our family. we ended up securing two private carriages. this was such a great way to see the city. we were lucky since they do all different tours to help with flow of traffic in the...More

Thank Guide633749
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile
Excellent Tour

We decided to take this tour on a whim, and very last minute. We were lucky to be able to find a tour since they typically book up pretty fast. The company was very accommodating, even to the point of sending a golf cart to...More

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peeshCharleston_SC, Guest Relations Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for your review and for the five stars! Deb PCW Guest Services

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Princess Pamela and her Private Carriage Tour of Oldtown Charleston

Arriving in Charleston, SC as we continued our road trip, I wanted to give my fiancee something she always talked about, a princess carriage ride. I checked around and Palmetto Carriage Works @ the Big Red Barn is the place to go. The assistant gave...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018
Beautiful way to tour Charleston

This was my first historic tour of downtown Charleston and it was the perfect experience! Our tour started right on time and the carriage fit our party of 3 perfectly. The tour guide, Bubba, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Charleston and gave a...More

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Our private tour carriage was not large enough to hold your party.
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