Carriages: Classic Vehicle Museum

Carriages: Classic Vehicle Museum

The Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond offers visitors the chance to journey back to a time when if you didn't have a coach, you were probably walking.

Many of the carriages were in poor condition and deterioating when purchased.

However, they were restored by an Oregon craftsman.

The coaches were donated to the city of Raymond in 1999. The city and the Northwest Carriage Museum created a partnership to develop a museum plan and raise funds. The museum building was funded by grants and is owned by the city of Raymond.

Once inside the stylishly designed building you will find a wealth of information regarding transportation in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The display floor is divided into four categories of carriages - luxury, economical, leisure and work, though the majority are luxury models.

One of the highlights among the luxury coaches is the Shelbourne Landau, a carriage for the wealthy of its day. This particular one has a history in show business, however, being used in the motion pictures "Gone with the Wind" and "Jezebel."


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