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Daytime Horse-Drawn Carriage Sightseeing Tour of Historic Charleston

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From $49.95

1,725 reviews   (4.75)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Charleston, Charleston

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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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.

What's Included

1-hour Horse Drawn Carriage Ride of Historic Charleston

Learn about buildings, history, architecture, flora, and the people that make up the “Holy City”

Professional Guide

See a mixture of houses, gardens, mansions, churches, and parks

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Charleston City Market
Our Barn is located just off of the Charleston City Market. You will meet your certified tour guide here and then you will depart on your hour long horse or mule drawn carriage tour. The carriage will go through the City gate at the market where the tour guide is assigned a tour route. You will see about 30 blocks of the historic district which will include beautiful architecture, churches, buildings, gardens and more. The tour returns to the Big Red Barn.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palmetto Carriage Works
This is where you will meet your tour guide and your horse or mule drawn carriage.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Bright green public space overlooking the Charleston coast.

• Admission Ticket Free

Battery & White Point Gardens
Public Garden and outdoor space located in the Battery

• Admission Ticket Free

Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Completed in 1771 as the New Exchange and Customs House, and recognized today as South Carolina's most historic building.

• Admission Ticket Free

Rainbow Row
The longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States.

• Admission Ticket Free


Good tour!
Dee_M, 31-12-2022
Tyler was very good. I especially loved hearing how well the company cared for the horses!! Good! But I think I would pare that down by a couple of mins, plus maybe toward the end (the ‘Hatman’ wasn’t really interesting) to give a 5 min general talk about Charleston. Size, when established, main commerce, ie) Otherwise, great info and tour!
Fun to ride
Sivachidambaram_M, 31-12-2022
Our guide was really wonderful and told us a lot of stories about this historical city. Highly recommend
Great experience
philbertr2022, 30-12-2022
Our Guide Blake was excellent! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Got to see some great sites in Charleston.
Relax and Enjoy
michellehH7655HS, 30-12-2022
We did the 9 am tour and loved it! Guess no one else wanted to get up early, so we had a private tour! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. It was a relaxing start to our day.
This carriage tour was included in a tour pass we purchased and I was pleasantly surprised.

We would use them again. Especially now that we know the carriages are randomly assigned tour routes.
5 stars!
Jennifer_G, 29-12-2022
Blake and tic tok (horse) were great! We had the best time. Blake was knowledgeable and really personable. I would book again and again and request Blake.