Amidst the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway and a quaint gathering of 31 shops and eateries are horse drawn carriages awaiting your pleasure. Experience the era of horse drawn transportation, you and yours can relax to the clip-clop sound of horse’s hoofs and enjoy an informative tour of Iowa’s oldest city and its 18th century landmarks and well preserved Victorian mansions, abounding with beauty in this historic Mississippi River town of Dubuque, Iowa.
Historic Tours Narrated tours of Dubuque's Historic District
* Family rates are for 2 adults and 2 children ages 12 & under.
** Group rates are based on a minimum of 4 adults and prices are per person.
First original square mile. Approx. 20 minutes.
Family $25 Group $8
First original square mile, Mansion Row, Four Historic District Sights. Approx. 30 minutes.
Family $35 Group $10
First original square mile, Mansion Row, Four Historic District Sights, River-front. Approx. 45 minutes.
Family $60 Group $15
Historic Grand Tour. Approx. 60 minutes.
Family $80 Group $20
Daily Carriages are available
Daily from Noon until 5 p.m. at Cable Car Square located at 4th & Bluff Streets.
Friday & Saturday Evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. by Grand Harbor Hotel and River Walk; on East 5th Street in Ice Harbor.
Weekends in November and December.
Weather may alter schedule.
Hotel and B&B pickup within Dubuque's Historic District.
Gift Certificates are available. Reservations accepted
Daily Historic Tours
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One of the features Dubuque offers her inhabitants as well as her tourists is a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city’s downtown area. At an unhurried pace passengers are treated to historical tidbits about Dubuque. Visitors are advised to partake of this attraction as it gives an interesting insight to Dubuque and its roots. Advice to residents is to partake as well. Driving around Dubuque is a great idea, but taking a leisurely ride gives one a different view ergo a different perspective of the place we call home. ~ Julien's Journal