Travel in the 1800’s

  • Horses and other animals including oxen and donkeys provided the primary means of transportation throughout our country during the 19th century. Using actual horsepower, these carts, buggies, and other styles of carriage were the main means of transporting people and goods from place to place. 

  • You may have hauled goods to town in a buckboard for trade. Perhaps you took your gig carriage out for a quick visit to a neighbor. For those more wealthy, a day in the country may have included your Barouche.

  • Today, thanks to the meticulously curated and maintained Robert Thomas Carriage Museum you can revisit travel of the past up close.  The museum houses over 25 of the best examples of horse-drawn carriages in the country.  Come visit in person in beautiful historic Downtown Blackstone, or, if you aren’t able to make the trip, take our 360 virtual tour!

The Robert Thomas Carriage Museum

A day in Blackstone isn’t complete without a visit to the Carriage Museum, located at 217 N High St, Blackstone, VA 23824.  We can’t wait to see you!































Visit Blackstone VA is sponsored by Downtown Blackstone, Inc.