Carriage House Tours


Wethersfield Estate & Garden is pleased to re-open the Carriage House for guided tours during the 2024 Season. 

Carriage House tours are available on August 10, August 17, and September 14 at 10 am.

Admission is $15 per person. Carriage House Tour Reservations are required, and space is limited.  Each tour can accommodate up to 12 people.

About the Carriage House


The Carriage House Museum houses 22 antique carriages in a hall. Each of these carriages is meticulously maintained for those who wish to learn more about the history of the sport of carriage driving and the role of the Four-in-Hand Club.

Historical photographs line the walls and give context to the history of equestrian culture at Wethersfield. They also document the appreciation for these carriages by those renowned in the public eye, such as HRH the late Duke of Edinburgh. This hall is now also used as a performance space for musicians and thespians with singular acoustics.


Know Before You Go


Parking for Carriage House is in the paddock accross the street from the building. Enter through the white door.


There are public restrooms located next to the parking area for your convenience.

No Photography

We respectfully ask that visitors refrain from interior photography.

No Food & Drink

We respectfully ask that no food or drink be brought into the house.

What You Will See

The Carriage House was the first building completed on the Wethersfield Estate, in 1938, initially as a stable for fox-hunting. It later evolved to include Mr. Stillman’s passion for the Four-in-Hand carriage driving sport. Today, the carriage house comprises twenty one extraordinary antique carriages, including family sleighs, a paneled harness room, replete with trophies and ribbons earned by Mr. Stillman at competitions worldwide. Mr. Stillman’s driving breed of choice was the Hackney Horse, known for its elegant, high step.

Additional Help

Please let us know if any member of your party needs assistance, and we will make every effort to accommodate. Please email

Become a member and enjoy unlimited garden visits and one free House Tour each season.