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 Herschell-Spillman Company circa the 1890s.
Small children under 43 inches tall may ride on the large 1916 carousel if they are accompanied by an adult.
Our Children's Gallery houses a small 1940s aluminum carousel, called a 'Kiddie Carousel'. The Allan Herschell Company created kiddie rides 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.
Both carousels operate daily during the Museum’s hours. We take great care to preserve them, as both are rare historical artifacts. Both carrousels are interactive museum exhibits and are not available without museum admission.