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Historical Tours

How to find us:

The Carriage Company hitching post is located across the street from the Lexington Visitor Center (106 E. Washington Street)

From I-81
Take exit #188B. Follow Rt. 60 west. At the 4th stoplight (Lewis Street) turn right. Lewis Street will curve around to your left and turn into Washington Street. The Lexington Visitor Center is on the right and the Lexington Carriage Company hitching post is on the left.
From I-64
Take exit #55. Follow Rt. 11 south. As you go over the Maury River Bridge Rt. 11 will split. Merge to the right (Rt. 11 Business). As you come into downtown Lexington turn left on Washington Street. The Lexington Carriage Company hitching post is 2 blocks down on the right.

The Lexington Carriage Company offers an intriguing way to explore the rich history of this 19th century college town, slowed to the pace and rhythm of hoof-beats.   During this fully narrated tour, your horse-drawn carriage will take you past many historic places of interest including:  

Carriage Stop / Lexington Visitors Center

Lexington Carriage Company

Lexington, Virginia

Come take a ride with us!

Advance online reservations are accepted for parties of up to 6 and for private tours!
*Groups of 7 or more may make reservations by emailing us at*
**All reservations must be made no later than 8pm the day before the desired tour date**

Don't have a reservation?  Walk ups are welcome!

For parties interested in a same day tour, please check in at the hitching post across the street from the Lexington Visitor Center (106 E. Washington St)

  • The Stonewall Jackson House
  • Lee's Tomb and the University Chapel
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • The Lee house 
  • Historic residential district dating from the 1820's to the 1880's
  • Stonewall Jackson's Tomb 

Tours begin across the street from the Lexington Visitor Center (106 E. Washington St.)​

Season:   April 1 - October 31
Hours:    Wednesday-Sunday, including holidays--Weather permitting --from 11:00AM to 4:00PM (last tour generally leaves between 3:30 and 4:00pm).  Extended summer hours June 15th- August 15th - first tour leaves at 10:00AM

Tour Length:    approximately 50 minutes, fully narrated

Adults ages 14-64:  $30.00
Seniors ages 65 and over:  $25.00
Lexington/Rockbridge County Residents and Active Military:  $25.00
Children ages 4-13:  $15.00
Children ages 3 and under:  FREE

Group tours:  Large groups are welcome!  Reservations required for groups of 10 or more persons, please. Group rates/discounts available.