We know many of you are as excited as we are about the Albany Historic Carousel. This is no ordinary merry-go-round. Our city’s carousel is a community volunteer-driven project 15 years in the making. Artists and laborers contributed countless hours to hand-carve and decorate the fabulous animals. It’s an attraction you won’t want to miss, no matter what age you are.
Hours of Operation and Ride Tokens
Since the carousel is staffed by an all-volunteer team, hours of operation may have varied from what was originally printed or posted in other publications and online. Albany Visitors Association is helping to spread the word about the hours.
Admission and rides Admission is free to the carousel’s building facilities such as the gift shop, snack bar, museum, and workshop area. Ride tokens are $2 each and can be purchased at the snack bar, the gift shop, or from a token machine ($1 bills only) next to the concessions counter.
Hours The Carousel is open five days per week (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays) with varied closing times — Wed – Thurs: 10AM – 7PM; Fri: 10AM – 3PM; Sat: 10AM – 7PM; Sun: 10AM – 3PM.
There is ample street parking around the Carousel building and the USP Office on Washington and 1st Ave. Visit the Carousel’s website for maps related to overflow parking and public lots throughout downtown Albany.
For inquiries about reserving the Carousel Building for birthday parties, meetings, receptions, and other events, make sure to visit the Carousel website.