In 2019, after an exhaustive search for the original Salisbury Beach Broadway Flying Horses, the Salisbury Beach Partnership purchased an antique Looff-Mangels carousel from the Winterstein Family, the carousel’s original, and only, owner. The 3-row carousel was created by the same artisans who carved and built the original carousel, which once called Salisbury’s Broadway Mall home. Sadly, the original carousel that entertained visitors to Salisbury Beach up until the late ‘70s was unable to be authenticated, changing the trajectory of national the search and led the Partnership to Harvey’s Lake, Pennsylvania where the well-maintained carousel resided.
The antique Carousel is well preserved in its new home, The Salisbury Beach Pavilion, a majestic landmark that will welcome visitors year-round to Salisbury Beach. The Octagonal roundhouse is a continuous, clear-span 70’ diameter post and beam structure, featuring breathtaking, expansive pine beams that climbs approximately 42’ high to a witch-hat roof and cupola. The landmark 6,600 square-foot building, which features rentable event space and radiant floors for year-round comfort, is sponsored in part by Newburyport Bank, one of the Salisbury Beach Partnerships’ lead sponsors, bringing fireworks, concerts, and festivals to the beach each summer.