Carousel Support and Information: National Carousel Association

Welcome to the National Carousel Association!

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Since 1973 the National Carousel Association has been working to keep America's remaining carousels in operation. Through a wide range of programs and projects, the NCA has participated in the restoration and preservation of many of the antique carousels in operation in our country today.

Want to help ensure that these carousels will be around for your children and grandchildren? Join the National Carousel Association today! And now you can join the National Carousel Association online using your credit card or PayPal account!
The 2016 National Carousel Convention

2016 Convention Logo
Another technical conference and carousel convention has come and gone. We had a great time at the 2016 NCA convention with lots of carousels to see, ride, and photograph, lots of good food, and plenty of time spent with old and new friends!

A photo presentation of our 2016 convention is Available Here!

Our 2017 convention will be held in southern California. We will have more information on the 2017 convention as it becomes available some time after the first of the year.

Carousel of the Month - February 2017

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1917 PTC #44
Kings Dominion
Doswell, VA
Photo courtesy of Jean Bennett

This month we're featuring PTC #44 at Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA.

This 1917 carousel is celebrating 100 years of service this year! The 4-row carousel features 50 jumping horses, 16 standing horses, and 2 chariots.

The carousel is on a 56' platform, and still operates with its original Auchy clutch!

See the Kings Dominion website for more information.

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Smile - You Shop. Amazon Gives!
Amazon Smile
The National Carousel Association is now an eligible recipient on Amazon Smile. When you take advantage of this program by shopping at, part of your purchase price can be donated to the NCA!

To begin donating to the NCA every time you buy from, visit, log in with your Amazon account information, select National Carousel Association as your current charity, and start placing orders.

Remember to use whenever you make a purchase from Amazon to keep the donations coming!

Carouse Map

Google Maps!

We're happy to announce that our online carousel census map now takes advantage of Google Maps, providing a better user interface for both desktop and mobile web browsers.

We have also added separate maps for our individual carousel classes:

Check out our maps today, and be sure to explore the features of Google Maps to put the map into satellite view and zoom in on your favorite carousel!

Go Mobile!
We're excited to announce changes to our website to support mobile devices! Visitors to our website who are using mobile devices will be directed to the mobile website, while desktop users will continue to see our desktop site. A new panel at the bottom of every page will provide a selection to switch between these websites.

The mobile website is also great for those who have trouble with smaller fonts. So give it a try today. And please don't hesitate to report any problems that you find to our webmaster.

  If you're using a mobile device, or if you'd like
to view our website with larger fonts,
Try Our Mobile Site!
Carousel Support and Information: National Carousel Association

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