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Old Towne Carriage Company

115 Beech Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32035
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Anthony, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Great tour with interesting history of the area. Rita is very entertaining but Indy is definitely the star of the show! Such a well mannered and attentive gentleman!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had Rita pick us up at our B&B, The Florida house Inn. She took us on a private tour of the historic district. We learned a lot of history and had a romantic evening ride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our dapple grey "horsepower" Prince was on his second outing and a great horse to follow through the city. His human companions were very interesting and knowledgeable about town and history. The route we were assigned was lovely; canopied streets with a variety of architectural styles among the homes. I sometimes hesitate with carriage rides because I often wonder about... More

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Mount Kisco, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

What an incredible wealth of Knowledge our driver had! The hour seemed to fly by with interesting story and tidbit after another. She was so well-versed in the town that we swore she must have grown up in the town, but she hadn't! The ride was smooth and lovely!

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The owner and horse are quite lovely and if you are mostly interested in hearing stories about the old downtown area, this is perfect. There were four of us, and we were a little dismayed that the actual carriage ride was only a few blocks--we were looking for a half hour carriage ride with a little narrating, not a lot... More

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DeLand, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Rita Jackson, owner/driver, is a class act and the the 60 minute tour our husband went on was wonderful. She showed us areas that we normally would not have seen if we were on our own. Rita's knowledge of history and her ability to tell a story makes this a must do if you are new to Amelia Island. This... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

A wonderful activity after a perfect dinner off Centre St. And Rita is perfect host with her 2,500 lb Belgian horse providing a history view of pirates, architecture, Eight Flags, love, etc. Really neat way to see the quaint Centre St. of Fernandina Beach. Enjoy the Olde Town Carriage Company!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I haven't taken a horse drawn carriage tour in probably 30 years or more, but that streak was broken when my wife & I joined another young couple in a 30 minute tour of the Historic Center in Fernandina Beach over the Labor Day weekend. Rita Jackson, owner, driver , tour guide extraordinaire , took us on a wonderful &... More

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Royston, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Tour guide was very friendly and Knowledgeable. Great tour would definitely recommend Only next time will Do the one hour tour as 30 minutes Is not enough time to see all the wonderful houses. Definitely will do this again.

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Brunswick, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had a private carriage tour around Fernandina, and we wished it had gone on longer! Rita was a great tour guide and her horse was beautiful. It was fun and entertaining. I would recommend it to couples and families with older children.

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