Historic Carriage Ride Tours of Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston Carriage Tours

Historic Tours of the Residential District by Carriage

Advance purchase recommended as tours often sell out! Buy in advance and get 4 hours of free parking at our lot in Downtown Charleston!

Buy Charleston Carriage Tour Tickets Online at Zerve!Buy tickets for daytime carriage tours of the Charleston Residential District
Or call us at 843-723-8145 to buy tickets by phone

Charleston Carriage Historic ToursDiscount Coupon for Carriage Tours of Charleston, South CarolinaPalmetto 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.

During the one-hour tour, you will:

  • Experience 25-30 blocks of Charleston's historic downtown district
  • See houses, gardens, mansions, churches, and parks
  • Learn about buildings, history, architecture, flora and the people that make up the "Holy City"
  • Learn everything that Charleston has to offer the visitor on a Palmetto Carriage tour

From the ground crew that assists in loading the carriage to the guides that lead the tour, our personnel is the most experienced in the industry. Carriages load and unload in the Big Red Barn, ensuring you have a shady place to wait in the summertime and can also interact with our animals, purchase drinks or snacks, or use the restroom before the tour.

We are equipped to handle any handicap needs you may have. Getting into a carriage can be hard, but we’ve solved that problem for you by providing a loading platform that is level with your carriage. Although we cannot put your wheelchair on the carriage, we can offer expert assistance in helping you to your seat. We have ample room in the barn to store wheelchairs, crutches, scooters, and strollers during your tour.

Tours of the residential district are available from 9 am to 5 pm during daylight savings time, and, weather permitting, from 9 am to 4 pm during the rest of the year.

Should you wish for a more intimate ride with a smaller group, please check out our private tours. We also have custom group tours availiable.


Evening Carriage Tour of the Commercial District

Carriage Tours of the Commercial DistrictAdvance purchase recommended as tours often sell out! Buy in advance and get evening parking for free!
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During the summer, many tourists prefer the cool of the evening for their carriage tour. Our evening tours cover parts of the old walled city, historic churches and public buildings as well as the Cooper River Water Front. Evening tour operations are limited and we suggest you call ahead for tour schedules. 

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Carriage Tour/Harbor Tour Combo

Carriage Tour/Harbor Tour ComboAdvance purchase recommended as tours often sell out! Buy in advance and get 4 hour parking for free!
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Enjoy touring Charleston on a relaxing carriage ride through the Holy City, meandering along charming, tree-covered streets, learning about Charleston‘s captivating history and pivotal role in our nation‘s founding. Then, explore the Charleston Harbor aboard the classic, 80-foot Carolina Belle, where you’ll hear fascinating local stories and see more than 75 landmarks.

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Haunted History Tour

Haunted History TourAdvance purchase recommended as tours often sell out! Buy in advance and get 4 hour parking for free!
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Our Haunted History Tour is given with a historic perspective that gives us an edge over the numerous other ghost tours in Charleston.  A Palmetto Carriage Haunted History Tour offers a unique way to tour the historic district and learn about local figures that lived, died, and now haunt our beautiful city.  This is more than just a ghost tour; our tour guides blend knowledge, wit, humor, folklore, and Charleston’s haunting history to make this an exciting way to learn about a part of Charleston omitted from the day time tours.

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Trot & Walk Combo Tour

Trot & Walk Combo TourAdvance purchase recommended as tours often sell out! Buy in advance and get 4 hour parking for free!
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The Trot and Walk tour gives us the unique ability to provide you with a 1 hour carriage tour of the city followed up by a 1 1/2 hour walking tour, all with the same tour guide. This will ensure no repetitive information and the most comprehensive overview of the sites and history of the city.

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Historic Walking Tours

Historic Charleston Walking Tours24-hour advanced purchase is required for all specialty walking tours. Advanced purchase will also provide 4 hours of free parking for guests.

We bring the same quality you have come to expect on our carriage tours to a variety of walking tours in the downtown historic district. Join our guides for our general history tour or one of our specialty tours below.

  • Historic Homes & Architecture Tour
  • Charleston and the Civil War
  • Charleston’s Slave History

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