Many of us that have grown up in the Memphis area have fond memories riding on the Grand Carousel at the Memphis Fairgrounds. Little did we know at the time, our memorable ride was to become an important part of Memphis history.

The City of Memphis is home to one of the oldest wooden carousels in the United States. Built in 1909, it truly is a national treasure. After being in storage since 2005, this treasure is being brought back to life for the community. on December 2, 2017.

We were fortunate to reach an agreement with the City of Memphis and then Mayor A.C. Wharton to use and care for our beloved carousel. We embarked on a new journey and need your help. The Memphis Grand Carousel is being restored and brought back to all of its original glory. The process has taken over two years to complete, and it will open again on December 2 in a museum campus expansion!

Please consider making a donation to help us with our expansion that will allow future generations to continue to ride the Memphis Grand Carousel, “Making Memories.” We are in need of funds to pay for the magnificent pavilion to house the carousel inside to protect it for many generations to come. There are many naming opportunities available.

Libby Smith
Development Manager
Memphis Grand Carousel
(901) 458-2678, ext. 246 

Gifts of Any Size Are Appreciated!


Make an investment in the future and help save the Memphis Grand Carousel with a gift to our campus expansion.

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