Experience Philadelphia's history by traveling like a colonial aristocrat aboard one of 76 Carriage Company's stylish ... More
76 Carriage Company
Experience Philadelphia's history by traveling like a colonial aristocrat aboard one of 76 Carriage Company's stylish coaches. Journey back in time on a magical carriage ride on the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia's National Historical Park, Society Hill and Old City. Your personal tour guide will whisk you away on a leisurely ride through historic Philadelphia. Tours of various lengths are available. Carriages are stationed across from Independence Hall at 5th and Chestnut Streets. Inquire for rates.
The carriage company does NOT take good care of their horses. I am home from school where I am majoring in equine science and I was mortified to see two lame horses and one with his bridle way too tight on his face. All on top of I'll fitting tack and loose shoes. This is the worst form of cruelty. Horses are not domesticated animals; they are tame. Cruelty comes in many forms; killing them for glue right on up to having the suffer in their daily lives. To me, the daily suffering is worse. Do not support ANY carriage company. Save these horses!!!
I love the carriage ride. Protesters give the employees a hard time. They are just a bunch of student who have nothing better to do. I bet they have a leather bag. I bet they eat meat, I bet their parents drive BMW's with leather seats. Oh what about shoes?? Leather? well where does that come from--not a horse. Horses are domesticayted animals. They are loving beautiful animals who love their handlers. 76 is the best comapny I have ever seen. They take really good care of their horses. Other companies I have ridden with--not so much.
I thought Wick's tour was terrific and loved his sweet horse. Wick has obviously lived in Philadelphia a long time ... he was full of historic knowledge about the city of brotherly love. He also has a cute smile! I give Wick the 4 hoof's and tail UP salute and a 5 star rating! Winneeee winneeee COOL dude ! Give this sweet and funny guy a nice tip! Jane
They ignore the law and keep those horses out above 91 degrees. The city is hotter and more congested and even at 91 degrees, it feels like 110 with the cars and hot asphault. They are looking to make a buck and don't care about the health of their horses!
I absolutely think a carriage ride is the best way to view Old City & Society Hill. It is slow paced, so you can view the sights & take your photos...and you also hear a personalized tour along the way. (I must recommend picking a *good driver for a good tour--just LOOK at them before jumping in)
I have been giving tours for 4 years and I have taken endless amounts of tourists, locals, too many children to remember, history buffs & even Historic Society Leaders who WORK at those sights! --ALL have been delighted! In fact, people are only disappointed that it has to end! You'd be surprised what you can learn & enjoy in Philadelphia. So yes, definitely take a carriage ride! Pick '76 Carriage Company, because you'll be sure to have a great horse, great carriage & a great tour guide. (again, just LOOK)
I have added photos to the advertisement here, b/c that dark/blurry one isn't actually my company!
The tour we took of Society Hill and the area around Independence Hall was great! Our intrepid horse kept us moving along at a leisurely 4 mph (so said the driver!) and it was nice to see the sights going past at a rate that you could take it all in--the fire insurance plaques, the belgian blocks, the busybody's... Our guide really knew her stuff and we were greatly impressed with the history and the beautiful horse and carriage! Yes, the 30 minute tour we took is $40, but that's PER CARRIAGE, not per person, so for our group of 4, that was $10 each... a fabulous deal given the prices of similar tours on motorized vehicles.
For my 1st ride, it was amazing! Everytime i go to philly, it is one of the 1st things i enjoy. its relaxing. The only thing i didnt like was the drivers stand on the sidewalk trying to pressure you. but i guess thats their job.