Looff Carousel in Slater Park, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Picture of the Looff Carousel, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Looff Carousel in Slater Park, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

The Looff Carousel in Slater Park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is one of two in the state that were designed by Charles I. D. Looff. It was built in 1895, the year after the Crescent Park Looff Carousel in East Providence, and installed in Slater Park in 1910. It is the second oldest antique wooden carousel in Rhode Island and one of the six oldest in New England.

The carousel has 44 standing horses and 6 menagerie animals (a camel, 3 Dogs, giraffe, and lion), and 2 chariots. It also has a North Tonawanda band organ dating from 1910. This carousel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

The carousel is located in Slater Park on Route 1A in Pawtucket, where it has been since 1910. Prior to that its home was in upstate New York. The carousel is maintained by the Pawtucket Parks and Recreation Department.

The carousel is open:

  • Weekends in April, May, June, September and October
  • Daily in July and August


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