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The Roseneath Carousel

Phone : (905) 352-3778
Fax : (905) 352-3778
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Your Host(s) : Barb Foreman

Roseneath, ON (Nearby: Westwood, Keene, Hastings, Harwood, Hiawatha First Nation)

  • An Ontario jewel since 1932 that must be seen in the East Northumberland area
  • Visit  or annual fall fair, our car/truck/tractor show n' shinesor the regular  Sunday opening along with unscheduled events
  • Just a half hour north of Cobourg and Quinte, and one hour from the GTA area
  • A Wurlitzer 125 Military Band Organ built in 1934 usher out nostalgic music on paper rolls.  The operation of this organ is a marvel all on its own!
  • Beautifully restored gear screen panels on the 1906 C. W. Parker Carousel
  • Welcome to one and all. Join us for a memorable ride!
  • An Ontario jewel since 1932 that must be seen in the East Northumberland area
  • Just a half hour north of Cobourg and Quinte, and one hour from the GTA area

9109 County Road #45, Roseneath, Ontario
Roseneath, Ontario
K0K 2X0

Ontario Tourism Region : Kawartha and Northumberland

educational program for school tours Open for Sunday Shopping can accommodate tour groups Wheelchair accessible Licensed snack foods, light lunches, banquet facilities, etc. rides, play areas, mazes, animals, puppets, festivals, live entertainment, etc. pies, tarts, bread, cookies, muffins, donuts, etc.

[ We Accept Cash ]

Tour Group Person Limit: 200

Driving Directions:
  • From Hwy 401, take exit 474 north at Cobourg on Cty. Rd. 45 for 20 km. Roseneath Fair Grounds on the east side of Hwy 45.... see map on website

Business Hours:
  • Unscheduled openings, rentals or bus tours arranged.... openSundays 1:00 pm- 3:00pm. from Victoria Day weekend - Thanksgiving weekend.For unscheduled openings, bus tours, birthdays, reunions, etc. contact the Secretary

Description From Owner:
  • The Roseneath Carousel is a phenomenal historical attraction! Built in 1906 in Abilene, Kansas by C. W. Parker, the carousel boasts 40 basswood horses, three abreast, and two boats.
  • A 1934 Wurlitzer 125 Military Band organ, complete with paper rolls, ushers out the nostalgic music.
  • After the Carousel left the Parker plant, gaps appear in its history. Eventually it surfaced at Mohawk Park in Brantford, Ontario, where directors of the Roseneath Agricultural Society found and purchased the machine for $675.00 in 1932.
  • The Carousel Restoration committee formed in 1986 and began a massive $400,000.00 fundraising campaign to restore the relic to its originial condition.
  • July 17, 1993 the museum-quality, rideable carousel re-opened in its sixteen-sided building(which had been constructed around the carousel upon relocation to the Roseneath fairgrounds in 1932).
  • In 1998, significant repairs were needed for this protective building. $25,000.00 installed a new foundation, cement flooring and new exterior boarding replacing those destroyed by age.
  • Fundraising continues and so does the fun!
  • Renovations are still required to make the building climate-controlled to protect the restored Carousel.
  • Your donation will assist us in our efforts to preserve and operate the Carousel a (precious reminder of our roots in rural Ontario.
  • As you ride the Roseneath Carousel, round and round, close your eyes and revel in a timeless musical journey through history!
  • It promises to an enjoyable experience that young and the not so young will remember for years to come.

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T “Tea” on 16-Jan-24
So much fun. So nostalgic. So much history. It's a must see and do. The perfect place to take the kids for a picnic and ride as there is a nice park and field. Lots to look at, read about and the staff sre so friendly and informative. It made for a beautiful day

Leighton Sickler on 10-Jan-22
Fun historic ride (moved here in 1903 and cost $600)...faster than you expect!

Havelock778 on 11-Jan-21
Love the beautiful work that has been done to the carousel. Many Sundays were spent t here with my Granddaughter. Beautiful memories ...

Alieza Abraham on 21-Nov-20
Took my autistic son to ride the carousel. He loved it! Those running the ride were very accommodating offering to turn off the music if I thought it would bother my son. Will definitely be back!

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