Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Our summer hours begin Monday June 17th. The museum will be open Monday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Our Kiddieland Testing Park (the outdoor rides) will be open Wednesday - Sunday during museum hours.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3.50 for children (2 -16). Admission includes one ride token.

Don't forget our STEM Week starts tomorrow! We will be exploring color. Learn about the spectrum of colors, color mixing...
06/23/2019

Don't forget our STEM Week starts tomorrow! We will be exploring color. Learn about the spectrum of colors, color mixing, chromatography, and how motion affects color. All activities are included with museum admission and there will be multiple stations visitors can explore.

Seas the day with a visit to Kiddieland! We are open today until 4:00 pm and Sunday from noon until 4:00 pm. We know you...
06/22/2019

Seas the day with a visit to Kiddieland! We are open today until 4:00 pm and Sunday from noon until 4:00 pm. We know you’ll have a reel-y good time! 🚤

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Stop by our Kiddieland Testing Park! We have 4 outdoor rides and...
06/21/2019

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Stop by our Kiddieland Testing Park! We have 4 outdoor rides and 2 carousels inside. Fun for the whole family! 🌞🎠

🌞 Happy Summer Solstice! We're open until 4:00 pm today, including our Kiddieland rides. Celebrate with a ride or two be...
06/21/2019

🌞 Happy Summer Solstice! We're open until 4:00 pm today, including our Kiddieland rides. Celebrate with a ride or two because "once around is never enough!" 🎠

This stereoview photograph shows a Herschell Spillman park machine set up in Chicago. Salesmen would often take slides o...
06/20/2019

This stereoview photograph shows a Herschell Spillman park machine set up in Chicago. Salesmen would often take slides of the manufacturing process with them to try to entice buyers. Rides were just 10 cents in the early 1900s! #ThrowbackThursday #tbt

Is your group or social club looking for a fun summer activity? Take a tour at the Carrousel Museum! We give tours to gr...
06/19/2019

Is your group or social club looking for a fun summer activity? Take a tour at the Carrousel Museum! We give tours to groups of 10 plus. The cost is only $6 per adult and $3 per child. Each tour ends with a ride on our 1916 carousel! Request a tour today: http://ow.ly/tNZe50uDz7c

Join us this summer for our Free Admission Wednesdays! Visitors receive free admission and just have to pay 50 cents per...
06/19/2019

Join us this summer for our Free Admission Wednesdays! Visitors receive free admission and just have to pay 50 cents per ride during these days.

Thanks so much to all of our sponsors this year, especially Pioneer Printers, Inc. who sponsored ALL our Free Wednesdays this summer.

Our thanks our individual sponsors: Thomas Turtle Opticians, Aquasol Corporation, Mayor Pappas and the NT Common Council, Niagara Regional Federal Credit Union, Ross Service, Senator Rob Ortt, Third Warders Social Club, and Downtown NT Merchants.

We're off to Idaho today for our #TravelTuesday! The Coeur d' Alene Carousel Foundation has done a wonderful job preserv...
06/18/2019

We're off to Idaho today for our #TravelTuesday! The Coeur d' Alene Carousel Foundation has done a wonderful job preserving this 1922 Spillman Engineering Corporation. Keep up the good work!

🌞🎠 We officially start our summer hours today! The museum will be open Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday fr...
06/17/2019

🌞🎠 We officially start our summer hours today! The museum will be open Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm - 4 pm. Kiddieland (the outdoor rides) will be open Wednesday - Sunday during museum hours. Don't forget Kiddieland is closed Monday and Tuesday.

We're proud to offer free admission to all dads and granddads today! Stop by to enjoy the museum with your family.
06/16/2019

We're proud to offer free admission to all dads and granddads today! Stop by to enjoy the museum with your family.

King Billy is ready to ride! Join us today from noon until 4:00 pm. We have some fresh crafts in our Children's Gallery....
06/14/2019

King Billy is ready to ride! Join us today from noon until 4:00 pm. We have some fresh crafts in our Children's Gallery. Stop by and make a gift for dad. #TGIF

This photo features some very important people in the carousel industry including Eugene DeKleist. Mr. DeKleist helped t...
06/13/2019

This photo features some very important people in the carousel industry including Eugene DeKleist. Mr. DeKleist helped to bring the band organ to America and eventually sold his successful company to the Wurlitzers! #ThrowbackThursday

Our summer hours begin next week! Starting Monday June 17th, the museum will be open Monday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 4...
06/12/2019

Our summer hours begin next week! Starting Monday June 17th, the museum will be open Monday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Our Kiddieland Testing Park (the outdoor rides) will be open Wednesday - Sunday during museum hours. Please note Kiddieland is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so we have time to perform maintenance on our rides and give our volunteers a break.

Stayed tuned for a list of our Free Admission Wednesdays which will be released later this week!

There's still space left in our STEM Summer Camps! Your child can attend our camp for FREE by filling out a scholarship ...
06/12/2019

There's still space left in our STEM Summer Camps! Your child can attend our camp for FREE by filling out a scholarship application. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity.

Enroll today at: http://ow.ly/so4n50uBvSx

Let's visit Portland, Oregon for this #TravelTuesday! The Oaks Amusement Park has a 1911 Herschell Spillman menagerie ca...
06/11/2019

Let's visit Portland, Oregon for this #TravelTuesday! The Oaks Amusement Park has a 1911 Herschell Spillman menagerie carousel! The carousel has 26 ornate animals, and 24 horses. What a stunning machine!

Photo by: Diane Nance

Giddy-up! Kiddieland is open this weekend from noon until 4:00 pm.
06/08/2019

Giddy-up! Kiddieland is open this weekend from noon until 4:00 pm.

Did you know the Herschell-Spillman made not only carousels, but the motors to run them too?! They made 4, 6, and 8 cyli...
06/06/2019

Did you know the Herschell-Spillman made not only carousels, but the motors to run them too?! They made 4, 6, and 8 cylinder motors for cars, boats, and amusement devices. Stop by the museum to check out our display on the H-S Motor Co. featuring actual motors! #ThrowbackThursday

We're open from noon until 4:00pm today! Make sure to stop in for a ride.
06/05/2019

We're open from noon until 4:00pm today! Make sure to stop in for a ride.

Let's head to Rhode Island for our #TravelTuesday! Atlantic Beach Park has a 1915 Herschell-Spillman carousel with a zeb...
06/04/2019

Let's head to Rhode Island for our #TravelTuesday! Atlantic Beach Park has a 1915 Herschell-Spillman carousel with a zebra and two very ornate chariot benches.

📸 : John Caruso

Looking for a venue for your child's birthday party? Look no further! Rent our Children's Gallery for your next party. Y...
06/02/2019

Looking for a venue for your child's birthday party? Look no further! Rent our Children's Gallery for your next party. You get unlimited rides on our kiddie carousel, 2 rides on our big carousel, crafts, and goody bags! Learn more on our website: http://ow.ly/GrFi50uqnys

🌞We're ready to take flight! Stop by our Kiddieland Testing Park this weekend from noon - 4:00 pm. We have plenty of rid...
06/01/2019

🌞We're ready to take flight! Stop by our Kiddieland Testing Park this weekend from noon - 4:00 pm. We have plenty of rides and excitement for the whole family!🚁

Do you know a pre-teen with an interest in STEM? Make sure to tell them about the STEM Summer Camps at the museum! Campe...
05/31/2019

Do you know a pre-teen with an interest in STEM? Make sure to tell them about the STEM Summer Camps at the museum! Campers will learn about STEM through the lens of the amusement industry! Full scholarships are available. Apply on our website: http://ow.ly/Kj6B50uqjuU

Check out this vintage ad. from the Spillman Engineering  Corporation. The Ridee-O had 18 cars travelling around two par...
05/30/2019

Check out this vintage ad. from the Spillman Engineering Corporation. The Ridee-O had 18 cars travelling around two parallel tracks at roller-coaster speeds! You can find more information on the Spillman Co. in our special exhibit currently on display! #tbt #ThrowbackThursday

🎠A friendly reminder we are hosting an informational meeting for potential volunteers tonight at 7:00 pm! Please join us...
05/30/2019

🎠A friendly reminder we are hosting an informational meeting for potential volunteers tonight at 7:00 pm! Please join us to learn more about how you can contribute to our museum. 🎠

P.S. we will have snacks!

http://ow.ly/zYxM50uqi6Q

Looking for a unique place to take your wedding photos? Look no further! Our carousel makes a great backdrop for your ph...
05/29/2019

Looking for a unique place to take your wedding photos? Look no further! Our carousel makes a great backdrop for your photos. Visit our website for more information: http://ow.ly/nwKR50uqhOF

📸 :Melanie Hillock

Happy Memorial Day! We are open today from noon until 4:00 pm. Stop by for a ride (or five)!
05/27/2019

Happy Memorial Day! We are open today from noon until 4:00 pm. Stop by for a ride (or five)!

Motor on over! Our Kiddieland Testing Park is open today from noon until 4:00 pm.
05/26/2019

Motor on over! Our Kiddieland Testing Park is open today from noon until 4:00 pm.

🚨CALLING ALL DO-GOODERS🚨The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is seeking new volunteers. Do you have a passion for hist...
05/25/2019

🚨CALLING ALL DO-GOODERS🚨

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is seeking new volunteers. Do you have a passion for history? Always wanted to operate a carousel?

Come and check us out Thursday May 30th at 7pm for an informational meeting WITH SNACKS!

We're ready to welcome summer with the opening of our Kiddieland Testing Park! The park contains 4 vintage Allan Hersche...
05/24/2019

We're ready to welcome summer with the opening of our Kiddieland Testing Park! The park contains 4 vintage Allan Herschell rides: the pony cart, boats, auto ride, and the helicopters. Entry to the park is included with museum admission, and each ride is only 50 cents!

Make sure to stop by over the long weekend. We will be open Saturday - Monday from noon - 4:00 pm.

We are pleased to partner with National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families to offer free admission to active ...
05/22/2019

We are pleased to partner with National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families to offer free admission to active duty military and their families this summer! You can learn more and register as a Blue Star family here: https://bluestarfam.org/family-life/blue-star-museums/

Our #TravelTuesday takes us just down the road to Olcott, NY. The Olcott Beach Carousel Park has a 1928 Herschell Spillm...
05/21/2019

Our #TravelTuesday takes us just down the road to Olcott, NY. The Olcott Beach Carousel Park has a 1928 Herschell Spillman metal carousel and a kiddy park full of 1940s Allan Herschell rides for the kids to ride! They are open Memorial Day - Labor Day each year. Be sure to check them out this summer! 📸 :Patrick Wentzel

Summer must be just around the corner because our Kiddieland Testing Park opens for the season this Saturday! Be will be...
05/20/2019

Summer must be just around the corner because our Kiddieland Testing Park opens for the season this Saturday! Be will be open from noon - 4:00 pm all weekend, including Memorial Day - Monday May 27th! 🌞🎠

Do you have a teen interested in STEM? Have them join our summer camp! We have full scholarships available. Apply today!...
05/14/2019
STEM Summer Camp 2019

Do you have a teen interested in STEM? Have them join our summer camp! We have full scholarships available. Apply today! http://www.carrouselmuseum.net/stem-summer-camp-2019.html#/

Here at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, we strive to keep costs low and affordable for all of our activities. In keeping with our Museum's mission we are offering full scholarships for...

Princess Tea Party 2019
05/14/2019

Princess Tea Party 2019

A  special royal thank you to everyone who helped out with our Princess Tea Party on Saturday and to all of the fabulous...
05/13/2019

A special royal thank you to everyone who helped out with our Princess Tea Party on Saturday and to all of the fabulous little lords and ladies whom attended! 👑

We look forward to seeing you all again at Carrousel Carnival Days July 13th & 14th 🎠🎪

What was your favorite children's book as a child?Our director Megan's favorite is Ludwig Bemelman's "Madeline!" Megan a...
05/02/2019

What was your favorite children's book as a child?

Our director Megan's favorite is Ludwig Bemelman's "Madeline!" Megan always wanted a friend as brave as Madeline to go on adventures with as a child and she loved looking at Bemelman's beautiful illustrations.

#nationalchildrensbookweek #everychildareader #madeline #HCFM #carrousel #twelvelittlegirlsformtwostraightlines

(Image: NPR & Ludwig Bemelman)

Meet Ian, our Education Director! Ian officially joined our staff last year and loves hot sauce, carrousels, and history...
05/01/2019

Meet Ian, our Education Director! Ian officially joined our staff last year and loves hot sauce, carrousels, and history. But most of all, Ian is a big book junkie! So it makes perfect sense (okay, not the hot sauce part) that chose this historical fiction picture book: 'Feivel's Flying Horses' by Heidi Smith Hyde, illustrated by Johanna Van Der Sterre as his favorite children's book for National Children's Book Week.

Feivel is a Jewish immigrant and master wood carver. Feivel saves money to bring his family from Europe to America by carving carrousel horses in his family likeness on Coney Island.

#history #culture #HCFM #everychildareader #nationalchildrensbookweek #hotsauce #doubehashtagkingbilly

Did you miss our first storytime on the carrousel today? Don't worry, we are doing another one tomorrow (Friday and Satu...
05/01/2019

Did you miss our first storytime on the carrousel today? Don't worry, we are doing another one tomorrow (Friday and Saturday too!) at 1pm! Join us for some great stories and crafts to celebrate Children's Book Week!

#HCFM #everychildareader #storytime #childrensbookweek

Allan Herschell created the Hop-Toad, inspired by Kenneth Grahame's Mr. Toad from "The Wind In The Willows", his son's f...
04/30/2019

Allan Herschell created the Hop-Toad, inspired by Kenneth Grahame's Mr. Toad from "The Wind In The Willows", his son's favorite book.

What favorite character of yours would you like to see on a carrousel?

#nationalchildrensbookweek #everychildareader #HCFM #windinthewillows #mrtoad

We're travelling to Iowa for this #TravelTuesday. Story City Antique Carousel is a 1913 Herschell Spillman menagerie mac...
04/30/2019

We're travelling to Iowa for this #TravelTuesday. Story City Antique Carousel is a 1913 Herschell Spillman menagerie machine! The carousel features 20 horses, two roosters, two pigs, two dogs, two chariots, and a Lover's Tub!

Have you met our most recent hire? Jenna from our Education Department joined us in the beginning of November. She is a ...
04/29/2019

Have you met our most recent hire? Jenna from our Education Department joined us in the beginning of November. She is a huge proponent of STEM education and closing the diversity and gender gap in STEM Careers.

Here are some of her current favorite STEM books with Temple Grandin's 'Calling All Minds: How To Think and Create Like an Inventor' perched on top.
#girlpower #steminist #austismawareness #inventlikeagirl

Address

180 Thompson St
North Tonawanda, NY
14120

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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(716) 693-1885

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