Learn more about the history of the carrousel by exploring the following places and books.


The New England Carousel Museum
95 Riverside Avenue, Route 72
Bristol, Connecticut 06010

International Museum of Carousel Art
PO Box 1522
Hood River, Oregon 97031

Paragon Carousel
P.O. Box 100
Hull, Massachusetts 02045

Alder Creek Pioneer Carousel Museum
PO Box 116
Bickleton, Washington 99322

C.W. Parker Carousel Museum
320 South. Esplanade
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

Silver Beach Carousel Museum
333 Broad Street
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085

Albany Historic Carousel & Museum
503 1st Avenue West
Albany, Oregon 97321

Merry Go Round Museum
301 Jackson Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870


Bopp, Ron. The American Carousel Organ, An Illustrated Encyclopedia. St. Cloud: Palmer Printing, 1998.

Brick, Elizabeth. Celebrating North Tonawanda Carousel Animals. North Tonawanda: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 2002.

Raines, Diane. Allan Herschell and the Tonawanda Machine. Tonawanda: Tonawandas Council on the Arts, 1980.

Fraley, Nina. The American Carousel. Berkeley:Redbug Workshop, 1979.

Fraley, Maurice. Introduction to the Carousel. Madera: Freels Foundation, 1986.

Fraley, Tobin. Carousel Animals, Artistry in Motion. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2002.

Fraley, Tobin. Great American Carousel. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994.

Fraley, Tobin. The Carousel Animal. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1983.

Fried, Frederick. A Pictorial History of the Carousel. Vestal: The Vestal Press, Ltd., 1964.

Manns, William, Peggy Shank, and Marianne Stevens. Painted Ponies. Milwood: Zon International Design, Inc., 1986.

Dinger, Charlotee. Art of the Carousel. Green Village: Carousel Art, Inc., 1983.

Malia, Peter J. Fly Horses. Monroe: The Connecticut Press, 2010.

Samuelson, Dale with Wendy Yegoiants. The American Amusement Park. St. Paul: MBI Publishing Company, 2001.