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15. The Enchanting Carousel Museum of New England

Proceed on Rte. 6 east; take a right on Rte. 229 south to Rte. 72 west (one mile) to the Carousel Museum of New England displaying New England's largest collection of carousel art from brightly painted antique carved horses to band organs and chariots encrusted with shimmering glass jewels. Different carving styles of famous carousel craftsmen are highlighted by the variety of carousel horses and menagerie figures on display.

The Museum also has two Fine Art Galleries, one with changing shows and the other featuring the work of Glo Sessions.

Upstairs, you will find the newly opened Museum of Fire History that has memorabilia and collections from firehouses all over the world as well as the Carousel Museum's Restoration Area. If work is in the shop, you can watch craftsmen painstakingly bring carousel pieces back to life.