The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR

The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR Grand Opening August 15th, 2017

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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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. Our mission is to construct a fully functional carousel which will hold 52 hand-carved and painted animals. The carousel will provide wholesome family fun for all ages.

Who's bringing their valentine this week?
02/11/2019

Who's bringing their valentine this week?

Looking for a family-friendly good time? Bring the kids and enjoy an evening at the Carousel! Or stop by after your romantic dinner and take a pic on our Sweetheart Chariot or Kissing Booth! The Carousel will be specially decorated and lit for this 2 night event! Make memories that last a lifetime at the Carousel! Unlimited Carousel rides, treats and a drink...all for just $5 admission at the door. Kids 3 and under are FREE. You'll find craft & coloring activities in the Party Rooms for the kids, and Huggy Bear will be there for photo ops too!

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02/11/2019

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Thank you so much for such a beautiful venue to host my mother’s surprise 80th Birthday party. It filled her with heart with joy! πŸ₯³β€οΈ

Brand new shiny tokens!!! Stop in today and get some of our newest tokens featuring Freedom the 🐴 🐎. We will be fe...
02/07/2019

Brand new shiny tokens!!! Stop in today and get some of our newest tokens featuring Freedom the 🐴 🐎. We will be featuring new tokens this year with our animals. Hurry in before this one is gone. This is our third token design (if you are counting 😁)

Looking for a family-friendly good time? Bring the kids and enjoy an evening at the Carousel! Or stop by after your roma...
02/07/2019

Looking for a family-friendly good time? Bring the kids and enjoy an evening at the Carousel! Or stop by after your romantic dinner and take a pic on our Sweetheart Chariot or Kissing Booth! The Carousel will be specially decorated and lit for this 2 night event! Make memories that last a lifetime at the Carousel! Unlimited Carousel rides, treats and a drink...all for just $5 admission at the door. Kids 3 and under are FREE. You'll find craft & coloring activities in the Party Rooms for the kids, and Huggy Bear will be there for photo ops too!

Did you know today is International Zebra day? Who knew? We have our own famous Zebra Zeus. He is a beautiful majestic Z...
01/31/2019

Did you know today is International Zebra day? Who knew? We have our own famous Zebra Zeus. He is a beautiful majestic Zebra sponsored by Charlene Walters. Read Zeus's story http://albanycarousel.com/?portfolio=zeus-3. πŸŽ πŸ¦“

We have lost a beloved member of our Carousel family.Sharon Edwards joined us here in 2003. Sharon’s family sponsored ...
01/29/2019

We have lost a beloved member of our Carousel family.

Sharon Edwards joined us here in 2003. Sharon’s family sponsored our 8th animal Li’l Sheba. She then joined our group and put her wonderful skills to work as a painter. She contributed her skills on at least six different animals along with a team of other painters and contributed on countless other projects. Sharon was beloved by everyone, she was very active in the community and was always willing to help anyone. She always made a point to help and volunteer for various events, fundraisers and special moments here at the Carousel. Sharon represented the Painting Department as a liaison for eight years on the Board of Directors here.

She brought her talents and skills to many fundraisers, committees and was a big part of our family here at the Carousel. Her talent, spark, beaming personality and smile will be deeply missed here at the Carousel, with her family and the community. We are honored to have known Sharon.

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01/28/2019

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Did you know you can send us a monthly donation via our website? http://albanycarousel.com/donate/. You can also purchas...
01/28/2019
Donate | Historic Carousel & Museum of Albany

Did you know you can send us a monthly donation via our website? http://albanycarousel.com/donate/. You can also purchase a brick from our website!... Check out all the new changes to albanycarousel.com. If you love our project and would like to contribute, we appreciate all donations. Donations help our project last for years to come.

Large bricks: ($200) 8β€³ x 8β€³, has seven lines of 9, 15, 18, 18, 18, 15, and 9 characters each (including spaces) respectively.

Thank you @PrincessPerfectionCorvallisnonprofit. . It was a wonderful party today. ❄️⛄️❄️
01/26/2019

Thank you @PrincessPerfectionCorvallisnonprofit. . It was a wonderful party today. ❄️⛄️❄️

"Do you wanna build a snowman?" The Frozen Trio had a blast visiting in Oregon today! So many magical memories made! #princessperfectioncorvallis #albanycarousel #princess #princessparty #birthday #party #artsandcrafts #princesspartyideas @ The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR

01/25/2019

It's almost time for our Frozen party!

When you visit (even if it's not your first time), it's always worth taking the tour because you are guaranteed to see s...
01/19/2019

When you visit (even if it's not your first time), it's always worth taking the tour because you are guaranteed to see something new every time!

Give your sweetie a wonderful Valentine's message! Purchase a Chalkboard Heart at the Carousel Gift Shop and write a mes...
01/19/2019

Give your sweetie a wonderful Valentine's message! Purchase a Chalkboard Heart at the Carousel Gift Shop and write a message to your Valentine! We'll display it around the Carousel fence starting Feb. 1st through Valentine's weekend. Bring your sweetie down and show them your message! They can be purchased for $5 and includes a FREE Ride Token and FREE Small Popcorn from our Concession Stand!

We are filling up for January and February :)
01/09/2019

We are filling up for January and February :)

Exciting announcement!!! We have updated our food rules for parties, making it easier and more affordable for rentals. Contact our Event Manager Kasey to book your party! [email protected] or our website albanycarousel.com. Booking now for January, February and March! πŸŽ πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚

Thank you 😊 @Jessicaworleyphotography
01/04/2019

Thank you 😊 @Jessicaworleyphotography

Today, while exploring downtown Albany (Oregon, not New York) we decided to visit the The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR. Because, well, my kid really loves carousels. But really, what kid doesn't?

So, not being from Albany, I was only vaguely aware of the existence of the carousel from the billboard on I-5.

You guys, this place was AWESOME. There is a little museum, and a wonderful volunteer took us downstairs on a tour to see how the animals are carved, AND we got to visit the "painting room" where they paint them!

I actually learned way more than I ever thought there was to know about carousels. DEFINITELY worth the visit!

01/02/2019

Join us tomorrow we will be open 10am-5pm 🎠

Exciting announcement!!! We have updated our food rules for parties, making it easier and more affordable for rentals. C...
12/28/2018

Exciting announcement!!! We have updated our food rules for parties, making it easier and more affordable for rentals. Contact our Event Manager Kasey to book your party! [email protected] or our website albanycarousel.com. Booking now for January, February and March! πŸŽ πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚

The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR
12/24/2018

The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR

After much consideration we have revised our holiday closed days to reflect closing for New Years Eve Day. We want to be able to give our volunteers a much needed break and extra time with their families. We hope you all come and visit us and show your out of town guest our wonderful Carousel during our regular operating hours. Happy Holidays!!!πŸŽ πŸŽ…

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12/24/2018

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After much consideration we have revised our holiday closed days to reflect closing for New Years Eve Day. We want to be able to give our volunteers a much needed break and extra time with their families. We hope you all come and visit us and show your out of town guest our wonderful Carousel during our regular operating hours. Happy Holidays!!!πŸŽ πŸŽ…

Progress of Marci the Unicorn, Yun Hsiang the Dragon and Geno the Whale. πŸ¦„ πŸ‰ 🐬
12/20/2018

Progress of Marci the Unicorn, Yun Hsiang the Dragon and Geno the Whale. πŸ¦„ πŸ‰ 🐬

Progress of Sampson the Rooster and The Bison. 🎠
12/20/2018

Progress of Sampson the Rooster and The Bison. 🎠

After much consideration we have revised our holiday closed days to reflect closing for New Years Eve Day. We want to be...
12/19/2018

After much consideration we have revised our holiday closed days to reflect closing for New Years Eve Day. We want to be able to give our volunteers a much needed break and extra time with their families. We hope you all come and visit us and show your out of town guest our wonderful Carousel during our regular operating hours. Happy Holidays!!!πŸŽ πŸŽ…

Holiday Hours :)πŸŽ πŸŽ…
12/14/2018

Holiday Hours :)πŸŽ πŸŽ…

πŸŽ„πŸŽ πŸŽ…. Stunning picture courtesy of Dee Brausch
12/13/2018

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Stunning picture courtesy of Dee Brausch

YAY!!! We are all sold out for our Breakfast with Santa! Thank you to Natural Sprinkles Co. for sponsoring this fun even...
12/11/2018

YAY!!! We are all sold out for our Breakfast with Santa! Thank you to Natural Sprinkles Co. for sponsoring this fun event!

We had a great time at our first Festival of Wreaths event this past Thursday! Thank you to everyone who attended and to...
12/08/2018

We had a great time at our first Festival of Wreaths event this past Thursday! Thank you to everyone who attended and to all who donated to our auction!

Stop in and grab your tickets!!! only at Natural Sprinkles Co. πŸ™‚
12/06/2018

Stop in and grab your tickets!!! only at Natural Sprinkles Co. πŸ™‚

We are excited to partner with this special Carousel event! Tickets are selling fast, come down!

Carousel animals in full holiday cheer!! πŸŽ πŸŽ„
12/06/2018

Carousel animals in full holiday cheer!! πŸŽ πŸŽ„

Do your children write letters to Santa? They might want to this year! Bring your children's letters to the carousel and...
12/04/2018

Do your children write letters to Santa? They might want to this year! Bring your children's letters to the carousel and drop them off in our lobby, we will send a reply back with a special gift. Please make sure to include a reply address. Thank you to Randy Porter at Linn County Fair and Expo for the use of this great mail box. πŸŽ…πŸŽ βœ‰οΈπŸ“¬

More pretty pictures from Dee Brausch
12/04/2018

More pretty pictures from Dee Brausch

12/04/2018

β€˜β€˜Tis the season! Check out this new picture of our pretty carousel all decorated and a peek into Santa’s house πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ . Thank you Dee Brausch

Photo credit-Camron Settlemier
12/04/2018

Photo credit-Camron Settlemier

12/03/2018

Awesome photo from tonights Downtown Twice Around Parade. We handed out over 150 cups of cider and lots of smiles. πŸŽ„πŸŽ  Photo credit-Camron Settlemier

Don't forget tomorrow SANTA IS HERE!!!!! 11am-1pm We are so happy to have so many opportunities for little ones to see a...
11/30/2018

Don't forget tomorrow SANTA IS HERE!!!!! 11am-1pm We are so happy to have so many opportunities for little ones to see and talk with Santa. It's TOTALLY FREE!!! Bring your own camera :) πŸŽ πŸŽ…

The pictures do not do justice to how beautiful these wreaths are!!! You will NOT want to miss this great event. Tickets...
11/30/2018

The pictures do not do justice to how beautiful these wreaths are!!! You will NOT want to miss this great event. Tickets are on sale for our wreath auction next Thursday December 6th. Come in today and buy your ticket and preview a few of the wreaths on display. We cannot thank the businesses, volunteers and individuals for donating and creating these beautiful wreaths. β™₯οΈπŸŽ„πŸŽ 

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11/29/2018

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Thank you so much to all of the talented musicians who sparked holiday joy for all who visited yesterday. We will be pla...
11/25/2018

Thank you so much to all of the talented musicians who sparked holiday joy for all who visited yesterday. We will be planning more 🎢 for the future. Thank you Chintimini Brass , Windswept Quintet, Flute Cocktail and the Claribelles.

11/24/2018

Beautiful music 🎢 from Windswept. πŸ˜πŸŽ πŸŽ„

11/24/2018

Claribelles are playing until 1:00. πŸŽ„πŸŽ 

11/24/2018

Ballet mini lessons. How cute.

11/24/2018

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Join us tomorrow for #Shopsmallsaturday. Albany's downtown has so many wonderful shop and restaurants, support our commu...
11/23/2018

Join us tomorrow for #Shopsmallsaturday. Albany's downtown has so many wonderful shop and restaurants, support our community by shopping at a local business tomorrow. Stop by and enjoy Ballet and Music from 11am-2pm. Live holiday music and ballet demonstrations and more.

On Saturday, Shop Small in Downtown Albany! Check out The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR on 1st Ave. W for fun and gifts.

Bring a little Carousel magic to your Christmas πŸŽ„. All of our carousel ornaments are now in our gift shop. Stop in to...
11/23/2018

Bring a little Carousel magic to your Christmas πŸŽ„. All of our carousel ornaments are now in our gift shop. Stop in today and when you spend $50 you’ll receive a carousel shopping bag! We are open today 10am-5pm.

This year we are partnering with the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Please stop by the carousel and grab a tag. Unwr...
11/22/2018

This year we are partnering with the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Please stop by the carousel and grab a tag. Unwrapped gifts can be returned here til December 12th. πŸ˜‡πŸŽ„β™₯️🎠

11/19/2018

Address

503 1st Ave. W
Albany, OR
97321

General information

503 1st Avenue W. Albany, OR, 97321 Monday 10am-5pm Tuesday's -CLOSED Wednesday 10am-5pm Thursday's 10am-5pm Friday's 10-5pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 10am-5pm Free Admission! Rides are $2 each Tours available!

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(541) 497-2934

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