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The Historic Carousel and Museum

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Address: 250 Broadalbin St SW, Suite 105, Albany, OR 97321-2495
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Our permanent home is now under construction, but you can still watch our...

Our permanent home is now under construction, but you can still watch our carvers and painters at work in our temporary studio, and enjoy browsing our gift shop. We should be in our new home in June, 2017. Founded in 2004, the Historic Carousel and Museum is creating a world class carousel complex in downtown Albany that will draw visitors from around the world and contribute to the economic revitalization of historic downtown Albany.

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Love the Carousel progress!

We have watched the progress of the Historic Carousel and Museum for over 10 years - We can't wait for the opening this summer!

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Bowling Green, Ohio
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have watched the progress of the Historic Carousel and Museum for over 10 years - We can't wait for the opening this summer!

Thank EliKenoah
Albany, Oregon
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We walked our grandkids and kids down to the 'carving shop' during their visit, and all ages were intrigued by the work that had been done, and the various levels of 'completed' work. Even the posters in the outside windows held their attention as we looked for the completed versions of the parts and pieces that were being currently worked.... More 

Thank Jeanier34
Tangent, Oregon
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6 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This takes us 'grown ups' back to childhood and children just enjoy and love all of this. The work that has been done is magical!

Thank Cheryl W
Albany, Oregon
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We as a community have watched the carousel come to life. From the hand craved animals all with a history. The history of the mechanic, and building a progress of the building. Even the fundraising.

Thank Cherie J
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We saw they were building a new building and went over to check it out ! This is just up from the river and is going o be fantastic! The construction is really impressive!

Thank simpleyme
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We got to view a lot of the restored carousel animals and they are being restored beautifully. Look forward to a future visit to see the Carousel in action/

Thank RR1451
Wendy K, Guest Relations Manager at The Historic Carousel and Museum, responded to this review

We're delighted that you stopped by the Albany Historic Carousel. All of our animals have been hand-carved and painted, so are actually brand new! Each one is a beautiful work of art. More 

Modesto, CA
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

What an ambitious undertaking this is. Hope I live long enough to see it completed. Will be amazing.

Thank MaryModesto
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Historic Carousel is finally getting a brand new building and construction is moving quickly. It has always been a fabulous asset for Historic Albany and will be a national standard working carousel and museum. As a project, the restoration of the carousel and the building of the displays is an object lesson in community spirit.

Thank Michael W
Albany, Oregon
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I can only say it was surprisingly interesting. For any of you who have ridden carousel horses it's a trip back in time. Unfortunately, the building I know near Monteith Park was demolished last month and we don't know if there still is a museum.

Thank LadybugDadeh
Wendy K, Board member at The Historic Carousel and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us! Yes, our old building has been torn down and the new building is going up fast! We are scheduled to be up and running in June 2017. If you are on Facebook, you can follow the construction on our page @AlbanyHistoricCarousel. We post often with photos and videos of the construction progress. More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

It was very interesting how they originally carve the many different carousel parts. Not just the horses, but the benches and all the characters that are part of the merry-go-round. The craftsmen are casual and will talk with you (yes, you can ask questions) as to how they prepare each part and place them together. The pieces are all carved... More 

Thank Darlene S
Wendy K, Board member at The Historic Carousel and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to comment. We are so excited to be just months away from moving into our new building! Be sure to come visit us again. More 

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