Downtown Wilmington and history go hand-in-hand which is why Springbrook Farms Horsedrawn Tours, a tour company that uses a horse-drawn carriage to carry visitors around town, seems to fit right into the local scene. Breezing past the waterfront, the historic homes, and the heart of the downtown area, the Springbrook Farms Horsedrawn Tours allow visitors to sit back, and soak up the local culture, legends, and history with the clip-clop sound of horse hooves in the not-so-distant background.
Springbrook Farms Horsedrawn Tours has been heralded by tour goers for using rescued Percheron draft horses – one of the most important aspects of the tour’s philosophy. The tour company offers roughly ½ hour narrated tour throughout the day, and was recently voted as the “Best Tour” in Wilmington by the local Encore Magazine. The carriage tours depart from the corners of Market and Front Streets, and wind through the waterfront of Wilmington, the historic homes and mansions on the outskirts of downtown, and the regal brick buildings that line the downtown streets. With lots of stories along the way, tour-goers can expect to pick up a full history lesson that’s told in a purely engaging manner. Fun for all ages, Springbrook Farms Horsedrawn Tours provides a perfect introduction to the Port City for newcomers and longtime fans alike.