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Carousel on the National Mall
District of Columbia
Carousel Name:Carousel on the National Mall
Description:Allan Herschell
Carousel Class:Classic Wood Carousel
Last Update:2023
Year Built:1947
Type:4 rows, Portable, Wood and Metal composition
Figures:57 Jumping Horses, 1 Menagerie Animal (1 Dragon), 2 chariots, 1 Tub
Music:No Band Organ:
Comments:Rare 4 row Allan Herschell Co. carousel. One H-S chariot and a spinning tub. A Chance fiberglass dragon replaces one horse. Carousel is noteworthy for being Sharon Langley’s first ride on August 28, 1963 when Gwynn Oak Park was integrated.
History:Gwynn Oak Park, Baltimore, MD, 1947 to 1972
Storage, 1972 to 1981
The Mall, District of Columbia, 1981 to present
Directions/Hours:Located outside on the Mall, east of the Castle, in front of the Arts and Industries Building on Jefferson Drive. Operates every day except Christmas weather permitting. Hours vary.
Mailing Address:10200 Old Hunt Road, Vienna, VA, 22181
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