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Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

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Philadelphia, United States
Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

From $150.00 per group (up to 4)

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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 Point: Departs from the carriage stand at 6th & Chestnut Streets Address: Departs from the carriage stand at 6th & Chestnut Streets. Dates: Daily Return point: All tours return to the carriage stand located at 6th and Chestnut Streets Call 215-923-8516 to arrange exact starting time.

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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Traveler Tips


  • "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." See review
  • "We would highly recommend that you book one of these tours if you are visiting Philadelphia!" See review

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star-3
Just ok. Nothing special.
Bill_M
, Sep 2021
I expected something different. Mostly old renovated row homes. Would have been better to walk. Nice kid. Very knowledgeable. Carriage was old and in bad condition.
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star-5
Absolutely incredible
Francisco_G
, Aug 2021
It was my girlfriends birthday and she had a blast. The Tour guy was very professional, very knowledgeable, and he had a great sense of humor.
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star-2
Falsely Advertised
Sheera_T
, Aug 2021
This tour was falsely advertised. We didn't see most of the attractions that were advertised. We arrived promptly but were only given a 43 minute tour. The tour is advertised as 55-60 minutes, but this wasn't even close. Additionally, the tour is advertised as seeing certain attractions, but we only saw a couple of them. While we did see other interesting things, they shouldn't advertise a tour that they just don't deliver. We have to now go see those things on our own and we are very limited on time. The carriage ride itself, as well as the tour guide, were pleasant. However this is a falsely advertised (and therefore overpriced) attraction.
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star-5
Excellent
Katrina_C
, Aug 2021
Randy was an awesome tour guide! She was personable and knew a lot about the city!! We arrived early and she room us right away! It was a pleasant way to see the city
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star-5
Perfect Night in Old City
Kimberly_L
, Aug 2021
What an amazing experience. We saw so much and learned a lot too. Kids also fell in love with Rock the horse.
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star-5
Philadelphia’s diverse historical Society!
Maxine-M
, Jul 2021
The most memorable part of my trip was learning more about the European and African American history makers who lived in Philadelphia and left an incredible legacy!
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star-5
Enjoyable way to see historic Philly
Olivia
, Jul 2021
Engaging and informative driver, great way to see the historic homes and buildings, enjoyed the lovely evening, appreciated hearing stories about the horse.
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star-5
More than a ride
Del_P
, Jul 2021
We were three, and we all agree, the tour was an amazing experience. The driver, who was also the tour guide, did a great job in maneuvering the horse, navigating the carriage despite nearby construction, and in giving detailed historical and relevant information about the buildings and landmarks as we went along. The director even went out of his way to reserve a spot for us to go on another tour. It was everything and more than we thought it would be.
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Perfect
John_S
, Jul 2021
Was when me and my fiancé had gotten the romantic tour around the city of brotherly love ❤️ We had the best tour guide very professional and the horse he was amazing
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star-5
Relaxing/fun/ best tour ever!
Lori
, Jul 2021
I was so very impressed with our driver/ guide. It was by far the best tour I have ever taken! I booked pretty much last minute and the tour was ready to go in 15 min. The driver kept in contact via text to arrival time etc. and that showed exceptional customer service!!! The guide Mike was very knowledgeable! The little stuff you don’t learn about in books. The carriages could be updated. They weren’t bad just really used. I took this tour 12 years ago as well. The only thing different was 12 years ago the horse drawn carriage was visible and outside the Liberty Bell center, and because I had taken it before, I took the time to search if it was still an option. I wouldn’t of known about it without the previous knowledge. I hope this tour option never goes away, it’s so wonderful and unique! It’s awesome for families with children as the ride keeps them occupied.
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