It is strongly sprung and generally drawn by four horses, usually four-in-hand. Widely used before the introduction of railway transport, it made regular trips between stages or stations, which were places of rest provided for stagecoach travelers. The business of running stagecoaches or the act of journeying in them was known as staging. The Museum of Natural History has its very own Stagecoach exhibit which also includes horses.
Night at the Museum
During the final scenes of the movie, the stagecoach is used as escape vehicle for Cecil Fredericks after his van collides with a wall.