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!

Washington Whirl
The 2019 National Carousel Convention

Our convention for 2019 will be held in the Washington DC area, September 11-15, 2019.

We will be riding some terrific carousels and exploring other wonderful sites.

Information is now Available Here!

Our registration packet, which includes convention information as well as a registration form is now available online as a .pdf document, Click To Download.

The convention registration form can also be used to pre-order convention t-shirts even for those who will not be attending the convention.

In Memory - Terry Blake
The NCA is saddened to by the loss of our friend and long term executive secretary, Terry Blake. More . . .

Carousel of the Month - August 2019

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c.1905 Dentzel
Watkins Regional Park
Upper Marlboro, MD
Photo courtesy of Gary Nance

The NCA carousel of the month for August is the Circa 1905 Dentzel carousel operating at Watkins Regional Park. We will visit this carousel during our 2019 NCA Carousel Convention.

The circa 1905 Watkins Regional Park 3-abreast menagerie carousel features many unusual and rare carvings. The various animals and chariots are attributed to the work of Dentzel, Muller and E. Joy Morris. One of the more unusual figures is the articulated Kangaroo. The original ring machine is on display but does not operate.

For more information about this carousel see the Prince Georges's County website.
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Your donations help keep carousels in operation! Consider making a donation today using your credit card or PayPal account!

Be sure to fill out PayPal's "Add special instructions to the seller" field if you would like to let us know more about the reason for your donation.

The National Carousel Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, ID # 22-2165727.
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The 2018 National Carousel Convention

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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!

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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.
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