Old Towne Carriage Company 904~277~1555
We only use hand-crafted wooden, Victorian carriages that hold 6 or fewer adults so it's easy for the horse
to pull; guests receive lots of individual attention; and so our tours are reminiscent of Fernandina's Victorian Era. They
all have comfortable tufted seats and traditional brass lamps to softly light the way as you travel through the streets of
Our black vis a vis carriage is used daily for history
tours and it's just like the one that carried Mrs. Elisa Brady to the beach in Fernandina in the early 1900s
(see insert). It has a fringed surrey top to protect guests from the hot sun and sprinkles of rain.
Our vintage Brewster Victoria Carriage was purchased more than 125 years ago for Lucy Carnegie when her
family bought Cumberland Island. It is in excellent condition and is now used only 3 times per month for weddings and special
events - so it's important to reserve this carriage well in advance. The Victoria carriage originated in England in the
mid-1800s and is similar to the one built for King George IV. It has very intricate iron work; elliptical springs; a folding
canopy; the original candle-lit lamps; and delicate gold monograms "LCC" (Lucy Coleman Carnegie) inscribed
on both sides of its body.
It was acquired by the Old Towne Carriage Company in 2007 from the Dressler family. For
more information about this carriage click on http://www.caaonline.com/caa_content.asp?PageType=Dept&Key=15&MCat=6.
You can also see our white wedding carriage on the "Wedding"
page of this site.