Royal Carriages, a New Orleans tourism icon and the nation’s oldest carriage company, has expanded to Louisiana’s Northshore.
The 80-year-old company, best known for its mule-drawn historical tours in New Orleans’ French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods, is now offering sightseeing tours in Covington’s Downtown Historic District.
Royal Carriages is currently operating two carriages in Covington on Friday through Sunday each week, with plans to expand to other Northshore municipalities in the near future. Each carriage holds a maximum of eight guests. Rides depart from the Marsolan Feed and Seed Store, next to the Covington Trailhead Museum. During the 30-minute tour, patrons see the area’s most popular historical sites, and learn from an expert guide about the city’s history as a center of commerce, industry and government on the Northshore.
Since its founding in 1941, Royal Carriages has remained a family-owned and operated business.