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Special-interest museum that features the historical and elaborate Herschell carousels in the original factory building. Ride our 102 year old carousel! Our band organs play every day. Enjoy 3 Wurlitzer organs and an Artizan grand organ. Special...more
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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is a historic carrousel factory in North Tonawanda. Purchased by Allen Herschell, a Scottish immigrant, in 1915, the complex (seven interconnected structures originally built around 1910 for the King Lumber Company) was home to the Allen Herschell Company, a notable manufacturer...More
My sisters and I went to visit the museum while we were visiting Buffalo. I had been to a great carousel museum in Connecticut and really wanted my sisters to see what my attraction was to the carousel horses. We were not disappointed. They have...More
This carousel museum was very interesting and historical. We especially liked the horse carving section. Just think how long it took and with great talent these artisans were to make such wonderful rides.
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I was checking for "other things to do" in the Niagara Falls area, and as soon as this museum popped up I knew it was a "Must-do"! The very modest admission price lets you into the workshops and storage rooms of a Carousel and Amusement...More
Yes, the Falls are amazing, awe inspiring and powerful, but face it, it all looks the same after a while. That's why my wife and I love to look through local information displays for little known gems like this. It is not expensive and will...More
Located in North Tonawanda, New York, this museum is a short car ride from Niagra Falls. If you have a passion for this old fashioned amusement ride, are a child at heart, or just have an interest in local history, this is a great place...More
We were able to stop by when there were a number of charming and well informed volunteers working there. They took time to show us things and share stories. What a fascinating visit. In addition to preserving the history of the Carrousel factory, there is...More
The museum is a little gem. Travelling back from Niagara Falls we stopped by. I had my 5 year old daughter with me and thoroughly enjoyed the tour and riding the Carrousels. This is a must on any visit to the area. The staff are...More
Date of experience: August 2018
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Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018
Thank you so much for visiting and for taking time to write this positive review. I am happy you and your daughter enjoyed your time here.
Allow an hour. You will leave feeling years younger, a broad smile across your face & a carousel song in your heart. A children’s & separate “adult” sized carousel to ride, demonstration of carving a horse in factory, gift shop ( no food so eat...More
Date of experience: July 2018
Rae P, Manager at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018
Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am happy you enjoyed your visit. We hope to have the Children's Gallery air conditioned by the end of 2019.