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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

  • 180 Thompson St. Map It
  • North Tonawanda

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The old factory contains two operating carousels—one from 1916 and a smaller "kiddie carousel" from the 1940s—as well as a menagerie of hand-carved carousel animals, some quite elaborate.

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180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, New York, 14120, United States

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  • $5
  • Apr.–early June and Sept.–Dec., Wed.–Sun. noon–4; early June–Aug., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4


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Jun 15, 2010

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Review

This site is a pleasant surprise. It includes numerous exhibits on carving, music roll production, 23 hand carved carousel figures, 2 operating carousels and 2 operating Wurlitzer band organs. The museum is housed in the Allan Herschell Company factory building, listed on the NYS and National Registers of Historic Places. What a treat! Once Around is Never Enough!

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