Carriage rides, Philadelphia

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    See Philadelphia By Horse and Carriage!

    by VeronicaG Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In The Mode Of Our Founding Fathers....

    The historic district of Philadelphia is seen at its best from horse and carriage--after all, this is how our founding fathers saw it! As we walked towards Arch Street, we saw a number of carriages giving visitors a look-see around town.

    There are three ways to view the city by carriage: a 15-20 minute ride costing $30; a 30-35 minute ride costing $40 or a one hour ride costing $80. Tickets can be purchased on line or at The Visitor's Center on 6th & Market Street. If there are more than four passengers, you must call ahead.

    Hours are Monday-Friday 9:30 am-3:30 pm; evenings 6:30 pm-10:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 9:30 am-6:30 pm. In the winter, lap blankets are provided.

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    Carriage Rides in Historic District

    by bct341 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Carriage Rides

    Like many cities, Philadelphia offers horse drawn carriage rides to see its historic sites.

    So, sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history aboard a stylish coach. Journey back in time on an enchanting carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of Philadelphia's National Historical Park, Society Hill and Old City. Hire a private horse-drawn carriage for 20 minutes, 30 minutes or one full hour. Your personal tour guide will take you on a leisurely ride through historic Philadelphia.

    Check out the website for prices and additional information.

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    Horse Drawn Carriages

    by globetrotter_2006 Written Mar 20, 2006

    Sit back, relax and experience Philadelphia’s history and other popular Philadelphia attractions aboard one of our stylish coaches. Journey back in time on an enchanting carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of Philadelphia’s National Historic Park, Society Hill and Old City. Your personal Guide will whisk you away on a leisurely ride through historic

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    Horse and Cart

    by mrclay2000 Written Dec 28, 2005

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    along Sixth Street

    Like most of the urban centers in the U.S., Philadelphia has its share of horse-drawn buggies. . .this is a fun way to see the historical sites of downtown and the Old Town, but such rides in Philly lack what their counterparts enjoy in New York City, Chicago and elsewhere. Rides, routes and fares I believe are negotiable, though most transits tend to follow a rough pattern. Visitors can find such buggies congregating around the main tourist areas like Independence Hall and along the riverside.

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    You can take a horse drawn...

    by acemj Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    You can take a horse drawn carriage ride through Old City. This four-legged taxi was clopping down my sister's street when this picture was taken from her upstairs window. This is kind of a tourist trap since I've heard some of the tour guides give incorrect information, but if you want accurate history, I suggest buying a book not a carriage ride. If you want great ambience, skip the book and take a carriage ride!

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    Carriage Ride

    by smschley Written Feb 2, 2005

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    We had just left Independence Hall when the wife and daughter decided to talk to a couple of the horses pulling a carriage. After a few minutes the horses, named “BEN & Jerry”, convinced them to take a ride.

    Soon we found ourselves on a horse-drawn carriage riding through the environs of Old City and Independence National Historical Park. Most carriage rides depart from the Independence Mall area.

    Walk from carriage to carriage and meet the drivers. Some wear fabulous Colonial attire, while others have their Philadelphia history down to a marvelously crafted piece of work that’s akin to street theater.

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  • Historical Carriage Tours

    by peach93 Updated Feb 1, 2005

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    Horse and Buggy

    I have to admit that this isn't really my thing, but if you like horse and buggy rides and feel like dishing out some cash then Phliadelphia has just what you want! Carriage tours are available of the historic sites in the city in a variety of lengths and prices. The shortest and cheapest is15 min/ $25 and the longest is 1 hour/$70. Tours do not opertate in bad weather and are by appointment only at night.

    Carriages can be hired at Independence Hall.

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    Carriage Rides throughout Philly

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Mar 27, 2005

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    Carriage waiting outside Independence Hall

    The carriages are located everywhere and they are eager to give you a lift.

    Not sure of the rates, but they are decorated lovely. The horses are lovely also.

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