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Cape May Carriage Company

Address: 315 Ocean St, Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: +1 609-884-4466
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: We are a horse-drawn carriage company.We provide guided tours through Historic district of Cape...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: We are a horse-drawn carriage company.We provide guided tours through Historic district of Cape May.We would like to fully explain why we do not accept credit cards.We are located at the corner of Ocean and Washington St. we have a small unprotected mobile table that has no power,no phone and no protection from the weather.We cannot get a phone jack which is needed to take credit cards because we do not have a store front.Cape May is an island with terrible satellite and cell reception therefore the mobile credit card devices also do not help us.There are other very expensive mobile devices that are weather sensitive and do to the fact that we have no protection from the elements ,that is not an option either.We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to some .There is an ATM located directly behind where we are parked.We hope that you enjoy the horse and carriages and the joy, and beauty they bring to the hundreds of people who ride each year.

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JDW8456
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Take a trip around the Cape May historic district and view the Christmas house lights for the comfort of the horse drawn carriage. It's a slow leisurely way to view them and is much better than the trolley ride, mostly because all the hot air inside the trolley just fogs up the windows.

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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review

Oh my stars you made me laugh with the foggy trolley windows.!!!!Sometimes they go by and I feel for those poor folks,they may be warm but what a price to pay.We are out in the fresh air with very warm blankets to wrap up in.Thank you for your kind review,we appreciate it this time of year.It is a happy time... More 

Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The ride was well worth the money. Wish it was a little longer. We got to see alot more Bed & Breakfast .

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

When we visit a city, we always like to get the lay of the land by horse and carriage, bus or train. We had a wonderful drive with Anna and Diesel (the horse). A little expensive for a thiry-minute ride, but well worth it!

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North East, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our tour guide turned out to be the baker at the hotel where we stayed! She was great - very friendly, not to mention entertaining. The carriage tour gives you a relaxing view of some beautiful Cape May architecture, along with little known history as well. "Walk on, Taco!"

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Toms River, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our friends treated us to this leisurely activity. Our horse which was all white named Stormy was a beautiful stocky brute. His hooves plodded around Cape May as our tour guide, Anna, described the old Victorian houses telling us who lived there and the old stories back in the day. This was a nice half an hour. Our tour guide... More 

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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review

Ahhhhhh you had our number 1 urinator Stormy .I was the lowly agent who put the bucket under him,and as he is a wiggler while going,I also have to shift my body around for a clean catch. Rarely do I get any on my hand because I've been doing this for 3 years now and know all the big tinklers.This... More 

Avon, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our driver & tour guide was well versed on the history of the historical section of Cape May. Would suggest doing this tour during the daylight hours - difficult to see the exquisite Victorians at night.

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Englishtown, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What a beautiful and peaceful ride through Cape May Driver was very informative and entertaining. Carriage goes slow enough to appreciate all the beautiful architecture in Cape May.

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Coram, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a great attraction for a beautiful evening to see the Victorian homes lite up and to get some interesting history information. Drivers are very educated in the history of the area. We have take the carriage ride a few times and had a different route each time making it more interesting

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The ride around Cape May was nice, the driver really knew her history, well-informed. This is the best way to get to know the area quickly.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We so enjoyed the carriage ride around Cape May. We learned a lot and saw areas that we wouldn't have seen or walked too. It was a great way to see more of Cape May!

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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review

Thank you,you are correct that our tours take you places you may have missed.I tell first time folks to take a day trip so they can get a feel for the buildings and where they may want to re-visit. I so appreciate your lovely review.It was great to have you More 

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