Herschell Carousel Factory Museum

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

A group of carousel enthusiasts banded together in 1979 to form the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier. Dedicated to preserving the history of the merry-go-round in a city famed for them, they acquired a 1916 Allan Herschell carousel and began restoring it in 1982. The Herschell Factory complex, where wooden carousels were made, was purchased by the Society in 1985. Volunteers spent countless hours renovating a decrepit building complex. It now serves as a museum where visitors can see wooden horses being carved by skilled craftsmen. Children of all ages can ride the historical carousel and enjoy concerts and programs. The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is one of only two remaining carousel factories in the country, and the only complex which houses a museum.

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is listed on the registries of the State and National Historical Landmarks.
For more information, please visit the Herschell Carrousel Museum.


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