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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum In North Tonawanda

Posted at 11:56 AM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 11:56:02-04

The Herschell Carrousel Museum offers an exciting ride through amusement history right here in WNY.

Learn, ride, and enjoy with the whole family!

Once around is never enough!

The factory complex located at 180 Thompson Street in North Tonawanda is one of the last existing complexes in the United States which housed the production of wooden carousels.

Allan Herschell purchased the building in 1915 and through the years enlarged it to fit his company’s needs.

The building contains a large carving shop where 50 to 75 carvers worked, a woodworking shop, a paint shop, a storage area, an upholstery shop, a machine shop and a roundhouse in which carousels were assembled and tested before shipping.

At the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, not only can you see and learn about the history, but you can experience it first-hand. Inside the main building you and your family can ride our two beautiful vintage Carrousels.

One of the newest installations is Kiddie-land showcasing the later small metal rides made and tested by Herschell!