The Crescent Park Carousel is the third oldest operating antique carousel in Rhode Island and the sixth oldest in New England. It is also the second oldest platform carousel in the Country behind the Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard.
The Crescent Park Carousel was built for the Crescent Park Amusement Park in Riverside, Rhode Island in 1895 by Charles I. D. Looff. It is one of two designed by Looff in Rhode Island. The other one is a year older and located in Slater Park in Pawtucket.
The carousel has 56 jumping horses, 5 standing horses, a camel, 4 chariots, a band organ and an operational ring arm that is still in its original location.
The carousel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, the National Historical Register in 1987, and received the National Carousel Association (NCA) Historical Carousel Award in 1994.
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