Palmetto Carriage Works

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by SFPhotocraft on September 11, 2004

Charleston is full of carriage rides. Your hotel will be happy to book one of the many companies for your tour. However, Martha Jane and Bert always book a private carriage for our family when we are down south - its fun to have your own private carriage with just the family. Being locals, they swear by Palmetto.

We have had many tours with Palmetto and when you have your own group you can pick your interests. You can see homes or take a ride on the Battery. The guides are very agreeable and will take your group's interests into consideration. They also will pick you up at your home, hotel, or wherever you request your pick up. I enjoy the private groups as you can ask questions and don't feel like you are in the mix of strangers.

The last time we went down we had a great driver from Georgia. He had one of the best southern accents I have ever heard and each story was like listening to your southern grandfather tell it on the porch of his plantation. We could have listened to him all day.

There is so much to see in Charleston and a carriage ride allows you to see it at a nice pace while feeling the hot sea air. It's enjoyable.

The mules and horses are well taken care of and the guides know their stuff. They are tested and have to know their Charleston history to give tours. We have had a few stories change details over the years, but for the most part they tell the same story.

Charleston would not be Charleston without a carriage ride in my book.

Palmetto Carriage Works
40 N. Market Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29401
(843) 723-8145

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