Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Special-interest museum that features the historical and elaborate Herschell carousels in the original factory building. Ride our 105 year old carousel! Our band organs play every day. The museum is known for it’s award winning educational programming, and seasonal family events. From Memorial day to the end of October, visit our Special Kiddieland Testing Park Exhibit with four functional children’s rides! These include the Kiddie boats, Kiddie Cars, the Helicopters, and the Kiddie Pony carts.

1916 #1 Special
This historic carousel has 36 hand carved horses and over 580 lights.  The carousel was intended as a thrill ride for adults. Our carousel is unique because it combines two different styles of horses. The larger horses on the outer row of the carousel are the ‘new and improved’ 1916 Allan Herschell style while the two inner rows of horses are from the turn of the 20th century.

Kiddie Carrousel
Our Children’s Gallery houses a small 1940’s aluminum carousel, called a ‘Kiddie Carousel’. The Allan Herschell Company created it for small children to ride without the need for adults to accompany them. The horses are child-size and the machine moves slower than a full sized carousel. We only permit children under 43 inches tall on our Kiddie Carousel, as intended by the Allan Herschell Company.

PHOTOS

  • Volunteer Alex B. and Visitor Ryan on the Carrousel (2020)

VIDEOS

  • A video tour of an Artizan "Style D" Band Organ

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