Virginia November 13, 2016
These 7 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides In Virginia Are Pure Magic
With the impressive speed of travel and transportation these days, it’s easy to get to just about any corner of the state in a matter of hours. There’s something to be said, though, about taking the time to notice one’s surroundings. In a historic state like Virginia, there’s perhaps no better way of doing so than the traditional horse-drawn carriage. These carriage rides are simply magical and will offer an unforgettable perspective of Virginia’s fine towns. You might be surprised to learn just how many of them there are.
1. Carriages of the Capital (Fairfax)
Carriages of the Capital is a Washington DC-based company that provides unforgettable scenic city rides to Northern Virginia. Whether you’re looking for a way to commemorate your wedding, see the historic sites, or simply celebrate a special occasion, this is the ticket.
2. Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages (Brandy Station)
Based out of Brandy Station, Harmon’s Horse Drawn Carriages are primarily used for wedding day rides and other commemorative events. If you’ve been looking for a memorable way to ride at the leisurely pace of about 4 MPH through town, you might consider this unique ride.
3. Hundley Carriages (Richmond)
Hundley Carriages was established in 1984 and has since been providing memorable horse-drawn carriage rides to residents and visitors of Richmond. As shown in the photograph above, these rides are taken in picturesque, antique carriages. In fact, these carriages have even been used in various films.
4. Carriage Rides at Maymont (Richmond)
Maymont provides another opportunity to experience Richmond via horse drawn carriage. These rides take visitors back in time, exploring the beautiful grounds that once belonged to the esteemed Dooley family. Guests can choose between the 6-passenger wagonette or the 2-passenger surrey.
5. Smithfield Horse and Carriage (Windsor)
The horse and carriage assembly from this Windsor-based company is nothing short of a dream. These magnificent creatures and beautifully crafted carriages will make for an unforgettable experience, whether you’re celebrating a wedding or simply a ride through town.
6. Colonial Williamsburg Carriage Rides (Williamsburg)
There’s perhaps no better way to enjoy Revolutionary City than by horse. While it’s not quite as common to ride horseback through the streets of Williamsburg as it may have been centuries ago, you can still enjoy the splendid horseback carriage rides offered here.
7. Lexington Carriage Tours (Lexington)
Since 1985, this Lexington-based company has offered horse drawn carriage rides through this town’s historic and beloved streets. From April to October 31st, visitors can enjoy daily rides accompanied by a narrated tour of the sites. Additional rides may be requested for special occasions, too.
Do you know of any horse drawn carriage rides that may have missed the list? Feel free to share them with us!