The Historic Carousel and Museum, Albany

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We are making a new carousel for downtown Albany, OR. Our animals and decorations are completely new designs, hand carved, and hand painted. The carousel will run on a restored 1909 mechanism.

The Dentzel family has lent us many items from their personal collection to display in our museum.

We welcome visitors to our studios and museum.
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  • Wonderful place to take th family to. Fun to ride the old carousel. Very reasonable price too. Tours are free. Great family fun.  more »
  • Beautiful craftsmanship on the animals. A beautiful restoration of the carosel. My grand daughter loved the ride.  more »
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  • I love this carousel. Been visiting them for many years. From the initial stages of hand carving the first characters to it being a fully functioning carousel. Love that they still allow visitors to see artist's work. From a block of wood, to a carved character, to the artists painting each unique piece to completion. Nice that these artists & Craftsmen still do this by hand
  • Lots of history and fun! Take a ride on one of the most lovingly maintained carousels in the state, if not the nation. Volunteers are all around ready to answer questions and share the history of the carousel. Or go downstairs and watch volunteers carve out new animals, and learn about the time and skill needed to carve a carousel animal. Then back upstairs to the back of the gift shop to the painting area to see the wooden carvings come to life as volunteers paint the carousel animals.

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