Aiken carriage museum to re-open next month

Aiken carriage museum to re-open next month

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - After over a year of renovations, the Clifford S. Gerde Carriage Museum in Aiken is open again, with a grand re-opening celebration in works.

The museum closed for renovations in December 2016, according to Aiken parks and recreation, and open back up last month. Now the city is planning a free gran re-opening event to celebrate the restoration on October 14th at 2:00p.m.

"It exhibits nine carriages that were once used for trips to the market, outings around town, commutes to and from work, leisurely travel, and even pony breaking," Aiken parks and rec said in a statement. "Each carriage has been restored, some by Mr. Clifford Gerde himself, who was founding member of the Aiken Driving Club."

If you'd like to visit the museum during regular hours, they're open every Sunday now from 2:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Rye Patch Estates at 100 Berrie Road, and admission is free.

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