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Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

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Philadelphia, United States

From $136.00 per group (up to 4)

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Journey back in time on a guided, 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of historic Philadelphia. Visit Philly’s Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill and Old City. This leisurely ride features famous locations like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Elfreth Alley, and much more.
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Led by a local guide
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Follow in the footsteps of a nation's forefathers on this guided horse-drawn carriage tour
Hear a plethora of stories and commentary on the historical significance of each Philly key site
See the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and much more
Gratuities

Departure Point

41 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Departure Time

1-Hour Daytime Tour
2/15/2020 - 2/13/2021
Monday:10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Tuesday:10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Wednesday:10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Thursday:10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Friday:10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Saturday:10:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Sunday:10:30 AM - 05:30 PM
2/15/2021 - 2/13/2022
Monday:10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Tuesday:10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Wednesday:10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Thursday:10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Friday:10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Saturday:10:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Sunday:10:30 AM - 05:30 PM
1-Hour Evening Tour
2/15/2020 - 2/13/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
2/15/2021 - 2/13/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Discover Philadelphia's history and famous attractions on board a horse-drawn carriage. Departing from the carriage stand at 5th and Chestnut Streets across from Independence Hall in downtown Philly, travel back in time on a historical ride through the city. The guide will share stories behind every passing landmark location, including Independence National Historical Park, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall. 

Visit the Society Hill neighborhood, with the largest collection of original 18th- and early 19th-century residential architecture of any location in the United States; and Old St. Joseph's Church, the first Roman Catholic church ever built in Philadelphia.

In Old City, see the famed Betsy Ross House, where it is believed the seamstress and flag maker lived when she created the first American Flag; famous Elfreth Alley, the oldest residential street in the US; plus the Philadelphia Mint (aka the United States Mint at Philadelphia), Benjamin Franklin’s grave at Christ Church Burial Ground, the nonpartisan National Constitution Center and much more.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Trolley Works
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Independence Hall
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Elfreth's Alley
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
United States Mint
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Society Hill
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old City Arts District
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old St. Joseph's Church
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Betsy Ross House
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ben Franklin National Memorial
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Independence National Historical Park
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Constitution Center
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Liberty Bell Center
Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Evening rides must be purchased at least 24 hours prior to departure date.
  • Evening rides need to call to schedule a pick-up time after purchase.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Philadelphia TrolleyWorks

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour.

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star-4
Easy booking, had a great time
Carl_L
, Jan 2021
We had a great time! The carriage driver was ready n waiting for us when we arrived and couldn’t have been more courteous. Scheduling was a breeze, and couldn’t have gone any easier. On top of that, we got a great history lesson as we rode through Old City Philadelphia. Thanks again!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Hello, We are pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your tour experience. Thank you for acknowledging our well trained professional staff.
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star-5
Amazing
Jorge_M
, Dec 2020
I enjoyed learning about the history of Philadelphia and the buildings. I enjoy the different sights we saw. Our tour guide was amazing.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Hello, We are pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your tour experience. Thank you for acknowledging our well trained professional staff.
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star-2
Long wait
Tiffany_P
, Dec 2020
The 4:30 appointment turned into 5:30 and then they had to Uber me down to another location because the driver was sick. Once at the other location we had to wait again and our hour ride was only 22 minutes. People were screaming at us for riding because they were saying it’s animal abuse made us feel awkward as well. Driver was very nice.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Hello, We are sorry that you were disappointed with your tour experience. However, your carriage was available at the designated 4:30 tour time. According to our records, you were not on site at 4:30, so we had to divert the carriage elsewhere given how busy we were that day. In order to accommodate you later, we covered the cost of an Uber to another location where carriages were available for shorter rides. We also refunded 50% of your purchase to account for the shorter ride. We apologize if these measures were not to your satisfaction. Finally, I would like to assure you that the welfare of our horses is a primary concern. Our staff goes to great lengths to ensure the health and well being of every horse.
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star-5
Must do in Philadelphia
Jeanetta_C
, Oct 2020
Very informant and friendly. Guide was accommodating and helpful. Easy to see the must see sites of Philadelphia.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hello, We are very pleased that you enjoyed the tour! Your feedback is much appreciated. Please visit again soon.
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star-5
Relaxing
Susan_L
, Sep 2020
1 st time experience and would definitely use them again. Nothing bad to say. Great time. Top notch from time, knowledge of guide.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hello, We are very pleased that you enjoyed the tour! Your feedback is much appreciated. Please visit again soon.
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star-5
Carriage tour
esingh0524
, Feb 2020
It was a great experience learning a lot more about the cities history and also taking a romantic carriage ride with my Girlfriend! Will definitely do it again! Great job Guy and Pete.
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An educational and informative tour
azeval
, Jul 2019
Our family of 6 enjoyed this tour. Our guide Bill was pleasant and very informative. Our 2 smaller children enjoyed petting Louise after the tour.
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star-4
Great Tour Guide but the booking info is inaccurate
Freedom65877972220
, Dec 2018
We had a wonderful guide and ride but the website is misleading. For one, you book the day, but they don't have a way to book a time, so you have to just wait until a carriage is free. The website doesn't make it clear that the rides must END by 3:30 PM - it sounds like you can start a ride anytime from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM but the last ride actually needs to start at 2:30 PM to end in time to be off the streets by 3:30 for rush hour. Finally, we waited at 5th and Chestnut for a carriage like the website and the office staff said, but the carriages actually park on 6th Street between Market and Chestnut and you can't readily see them if you stand at 5th and Chestnut. We waited for 20 minutes before the guard at Independence Hall asked if we were waiting for an Uber and correctly told us to talk over to 6th Street and down to Market. Also, don't forget to print your ticket and bring it with you.
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Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour
marthasimpson1943
, Oct 2018
This tour lasted 45 min. instead of the full hour. The guide was ok, but now as good as many tour guides I've had before.
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Perfect
t0nyg19
, Aug 2018
The ride throughout the city was splendid we had a wonderful time and our host and horse or as expected Class Act highly recommend
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