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Obscura Society NY: Historical Carousel Crawl

Take a ride through history on this NYC walking tour and ride on two of the city's antique wooden carousels.

New York City boasts 13 different carousels throughout its parks and public spaces, with 6 of them being antique, wooden carousels - some 100 years old.  This excursion invites you to take a trip back in time as we discover history through the lens of this whimsical amusement and ride two rare, antique, wooden carousels in Brooklyn.

Designed especially for adults with a spirit of magical adventure, this tour will cover the ancient history of the carousel, its rise and fall in Europe and America and the American immigrant carvers who helped create a multi-million dollar entertainment industry during the "Golden Age of Carousels." Join us to enjoy the magic and history of these delightful amusements.



July 10th 3:30pm - 6 pm


Meeting point: in the field behind the Prospect Park Carousel.The Prospect Park Carousel is located in the Children’s Corner near the Willink entrance, at Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard.



Ticket price includes ride admissions.  A portion of ticket sales will be donated to UN Refugee Agency.

Wear comfortable walking shoes.

There will be one subway ride as part of this tour. Please have your MetroCard filled for that to avoid delay at the station.

All ticket sales are final.