Horse-Drawn Trolley and Carriage Tours
Market St. btwn. Front and Water Sts., Wilmington
HOURS: Apr.–Oct. daily 10 a.m.–10 p.m.,
Nov.–Mar. Sun.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.;
tours depart on the hour on a first-come, first-served basis; weather permitting
COST: $12 adults, $5 children under 12
See historic Wilmington the old-fashioned way—aboard a horse-drawn trolley. Rescued horses pull the open-air trolleys through the historic district while a costumed driver points out notable homes and offers information on the events that shaped the district and how it’s changed over time.
The trolleys follow several different routes so it’s possible to take multiple tours to see various parts of the historic district. Private carriage tours are also available; call for reservations.
Trolley tours are especially popular During special events like the Azalea Festival and River Fest, when wait times can be long.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition