Discover downtown Charleston on a 35-minute carriage ride that passes through the Commercial District and Waterfront Park. Learn about the history, architecture, and people of this old South Carolina city throughout the tour.
35-minute carriage ride in downtown Charleston
View the architecture of downtown
Learn about the city's history from your guide
Take a leisurely carriage ride that allows for great photo ops
Make your own way to the Big Red Barn on Guignard Street to begin your tour in the early evening.
Meet your guide and the team of mules that gently pull your carriage around the heart of Charleston for your 35-minute tour.
Head into downtown Charleston's Commercial District and hear the history of the buildings along the route. Pass the Old Exchange Building, once visited by George Washington, and learn about the architecture of several historic churches. Continue through Waterfront Park, which is situated on the Cooper River before returning to your starting point to end your tour.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Good but short
, Aug 2019
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a comfortable ride and covered some of the downtown area. I wish it had covered a larger area..like the Battery.
We took the shorter evening tour, but got a very nice look around Charleston. The tour guide was witty and full of interesting facts. He spoke lovingly of our mules and how well they are taken care of which was very good to hear!
Our guide was a little hard to hear and understand. She was very nice and funny, but I missed a lot of the comments due to the fast speed of her speech. I really appreciated how well they seem to care for the animals. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful.
Excellant Tour and Tour Guide. Tour Guide really knew the History of the area we rode thru. This was our 2nd. Tour with Palmetto Carriage Works and we will do another the next time we spend a few nights in Charleston.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The carriage driver had a dry sense of humor like we have, so we thought he was funny and entertaining. He shared a ton of history about Charleston. I would have liked a longer tour but understand the restraints with the live animals. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of this great southern town.
Awesome guide with so many wonderful stories. High energy, funny, well-educated. Very impressed. Horses are so well cared for. Loved hearing about their routine, including vacation and retirement plans!