Austin Carriage Museum
The Florida Carriage Museum & Resort is home to one of the worlds finest collections of carriages. Step back into the past and enjoy more than 160 European and American Carriages including the elaborate 1850 Armbruster Dress Chariot once owned by Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria, and his wife Elisabeth. One can see an English Omnibus, horse-drawn fire fighting apparatus, a World War I supply wagon, the colorful and ornate Sicillian Caretta, and a Dutch Tikker. This Tikker is one of a pair; the other was displayed by Count de Hamptinne in the Hotel Particulier in Ghent, Belgium. And that's only the beginning of what this Museum has to offer. It is truly a must see for those who value history, love pagentry and enjoy the unique. The experience can include shopping in the Gift Shop, a carriage ride through the 400 acre Resort complete with a guided Stable Tour. Visitors may tour the Museum independently or arrange for a trained Docent to guide them.