"Make the Journey" on the National Road to the Thrasher Carriage Museum. Costumed docents transport visitors back in time to explore early transportation. Guides and 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 remarkable vehicles.
The Thrasher 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 century warehouse. Visitors will enjoy browsing in the General Store gift shop for candles, candy, toys, and more.
The County-owned museum is managed by the Allegany County Historical Society. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10AM-4PM, Sundays from 12-3PM (March-December), and other times by appointment.