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Tower Grove Park offers horse drawn carriage rides, offering visitors, brides and grooms, and families a chance to enjoy the beauty of Tower Grove Park as it was originally designed to be experienced: from the seat of a traditional horse-drawn vehicle.

There are two carriage options, The Tim Hays vis-à-vis which can accommodate 4 or 5 passengers or The Martha Simmons Surrey, which can accommodate 3 passengers.  To inquire about availability and to schedule your ride, please call (314) 771-2679.

Carriage Ride Rates



30 Minutes


45 Minutes


1 Hour


1.5 Hours


2 Hours




Extended Time (1/2 Hour)


Special Location Pick Up




Rules & Regulations

 Full payment is due at time of reservation.

 The carriage cannot leave the park for any reason.

 Carriage decorations are permitted with driver’s supervision.

Rescheduling must be done one week before scheduled date.  A $20 fee is applied for less than one week’s notice.  Rescheduling is valid six months from the reserved date.

Cancellation on DAY OF RIDE must be called in a minimum of (2) two hours prior to scheduled time.  Contact the Park Ranger at (314) 565-4613.  NO REFUND ELIGIBLE.

Weather conditions deemed unsafe for the welfare of our horse may be called off by the driver.  Rides can be rescheduled up to six months from the original ride date.

·         Carriage Rides Are Available:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 4:00pm-9:30pm,

Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 10:00am-9:30pm by appointment only.

*Hours in June, July and August may vary*

Since 1998, with the help of generous Park donor Tim Hays, park visitors have had the opportunity to once again enjoy carriage services. We have been careful to insure that our equestrian program is run at the very highest level.