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The Historic Carousel and Museum

250 Broadalbin St SW, Suite 105, Albany, OR 97321-2495
+1 541-791-3340
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This takes us 'grown ups' back to childhood and children just enjoy and love all of this. The work... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Cheryl W
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Tangent, Oregon
Brand New

We as a community have watched the carousel come to life. From the hand craved animals all with a... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Cherie J
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Albany, Oregon
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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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250 Broadalbin St SW, Suite 105, Albany, OR 97321-2495
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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
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
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
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 reviewResponded 4 December 2016

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.

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
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...More

Thank Michael W
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.More

1  Thank LadybugDadeh
Wendy K, Board member at The Historic Carousel and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Darlene S
Wendy K, Board member at The Historic Carousel and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

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.

Reviewed 18 September 2016

Even though the Carousel Museum is in temporary quarters while its permanent home is built, I found it to be fascinating. Volunteers were friendly and helpful, and seeing the carousel animals--both completed and under construction--was amazing. I look forward to returning and seeing (and riding!)...More

Thank 874sueg
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We have been to the museum/gift shop many times. It is fascinating to watch and talk to the carvers at work and see what they have been working on since the last time we were there. We are very excited that they have broken ground...More

Thank Deanne2332
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