The Perkasie Carousel, located in Menlo Park near 3rd Street and Park Avenue, is operated and maintained by the Perkasie Historical Society. This non-profit organization has leased the carousel from Perkasie Borough since 1968 for $1 per year.
The carousel was purchased in 1951, replacing an 1891 model that had hand-carved wooden horses. The building that houses the carousel was built in 1895. After a heavy snowfall collapsed the roof in 1995, the community organized a major restoration of the historic building.
The entire park, including the carousel, was purchased by the Borough of Perkasie in 1955. The purchase was approved by the voters in a general referendum by a vote ratio of 5 to 1, for $115,000. The other rides and attractions located on this former private park were operated by the borough until the early 1960's when all but the carousel was demolished.
Thirty five cents (or three rides for $1.00) is all you need to ride the carousel (Mothers ride free on Mother's Day, and father's ride free on Father's Day). The 2013 schedule is as follows:
Sunday, May 11 | 12:00 to 5:00
Monday, May 26 | 11:00 to 5:00
Sunday, June 15 | 12:00 to 5:00
Sunday, July 6* | 12:00 to 8:00
Sunday, July 27 | 12:00 to 5:00
Sunday, August 17 | 12:00 to 5:00
Sunday, September 7 | 12:00 to 5:00
Sunday, October 5 | 12:00 to 5:00
Saturday, December 6 | 12:00 to 5:00
* The rain date July 13 from 12:00 - 8:00.
(Digital Photo (carousel sign) © Copyright 1999 Bob Bergey)
Celebrate your birthday or special day with a party at the Historic Perkasie Carousel!
Your package includes: 1 hour of carousel rides; hotdog, chips, drink & ice cream; 1 free carousel T-shirt; 4 ride tickets for a future date.
Package price is $10.00 per person. The carousel is open from Noon until 5:00 PM. Parties are limited to dates of operation only. Contact Ginny Shaffer to reserve your date at (267) 221-7110.
In Bucks County Pennsylvania in 1832 the Covered Bridge was built as a means of transportation. This bridge was one of two covered bridges first built in Bucks County. Unfortunately there were a few disadvantages to using this bridge. It was too narrow to pass through and was not strong enough. To fix this problem they would have had to take it all apart and make an expansion, but they did not want to do that. So in 1958 the covered bridge was moved off of Main Street in Perkasie and put on land at Lenape Park where it can still be found today.
Today the bridge is maintained by the Perkasie Historical Society along with other volunteers. Over the past few years Perkasie Historical Society has raised money to maintain this fascinating bridge. The bridge is now used as one of Perkasie's historical sites and a romantic wedding location. This bridge is truly enjoyed by Perkasie and all of the surrounding boroughs and townships. Perkasie Borough residents take great pride in this historical site.
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The Perkasie Carousel
The Covered Bridge