Vintage and Antique Carousels




History of the Carousel        Carvers and Manufacturers         Carousels


Nothing makes one happier than a carousel or merry-go-round. We have fond memories of our parents taking us for a ride on the 1924 Dentzel carousel at the entrance to the pier at Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The carousel was lost to a fire on July 19, 1969.

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1924 Dentzel Carousel at Old Orchard Beach, Maine


This website primarily focuses on pre-1930, hand-carved, wooden, vintage carousels in the United States which is home to over 100 classic carousels manufactured and carved by America’s best artisans.


This website will continue to expand as we visit, research and photograph additional carousels. Click on “History of the Carousel”, “Carvers and Manufacturers” and “Carousels” to see and learn about carousels in America.



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