Bristol, Connecticut: New England Carousel Museum

Claims to have the largest collection of antique carousel pieces in the country, but you can't sit on most of them. Ask one of the staff to play the Wurlitzer Band Organ.

Address:
95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT
Directions:
East side of downtown. On the north side of Hwy 72/Riverside Ave. midway between Main and Mellen Sts.
Hours:
W-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
860-585-5411
Admission:
Adults $6.00
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New England Carousel Museum

I visited the New England Carousel Museum in November and it was fantastic. There are at least 150 (or more) carousel horses, plus other assorted animals. Upstairs there is a Fire Museum and a Greek Museum, all included in the one admission price.

[Signmanjoe, 12/18/2014]
New England Carousel Museum

Has the "largest collection of antique carousel pieces in the country." Also has a working Wurlitzer Band Organ which the staff are only too happy to play for you. We were impressed with how friendly and knowledgeable the staff were and we were allowed to take pictures with flash! Upstairs they renovate antique carousel pieces and also have a Fire History Museum with a large collection of fire fighting equipment. This is a really fun place to visit!

[Tracy Hale, 02/16/2004]

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