George Washington had several horse-drawn vehicles, none of which survive today. The Coach House accommodated the family coach, which was pulled by four to six horses. Samuel Powel, Mayor of Philadelphia and a good friend of the Washingtons, owned the handsome, red coach currently in the Coach House.
As a young man, George Washington acquired a riding chair, also known as a chaise. Popular in America and England, riding chairs could travel country lanes and back roads more easily than heavier four-wheeled chariots and coaches. The fact that vehicles were taxed based on the number of wheels they had, helped to make the two-wheeled riding chair popular.