National Road (Route 40) to Frostburg, Maryland and visit
the Thrasher Carriage Museum. Costumed docents will
transport you back in time to explore early transportation.
Carriage Museum, one of the top collections of horse-drawn
vehicles, represents every walk of life from the milkman to
the wealthy. Pleasure vehicles, funeral wagons, sleighs,
carts, and more are on display in the renovated 19th
interpretive signs offer a glimpse into the world of the
elegant traveler. Stories of the clothing, activities, and
lifestyles of Victorian Americans are interspersed with the
fascinating details of these remarkable vehicles.
early travel (hitches, saddles, bearskin lap robes, charcoal
foot warmers, and lanterns) are all housed in the 1800s
warehouse as part of the museum exhibit.
Travel to a time
when craftsmen practiced the art of carriage making. Imagine
riding in a formal carriage or the Vanderbilt family sleigh.
Transportation history is only a short drive away to the
Thrasher Carriage Museum.