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This year, the NCA will be hosting its convention in Southern California where it will be visiting our Long Beach Pike and San Diego Sea Port Village Locations.


Historic Carousels, Inc. owns, operates, maintains, and manages all aspects of the carousel operations.  Of its collection of 21 carousels, HCI operates three antique carousels and a giant wheel in California and one antique carousel in Oregon.  Our company has over 25 years of experience in operating antique carousels in retail developments with GLA’s ranging from 150,000 sq. ft. to 3,500,000 sq. ft.  Previously, HCI also operated antique carousels in New York and Pennsylvania with a total of eight antique carousels serving communities across the nation.  

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We have amassed the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of carousel art and founded the first carousel museum in the United States.  The largest company of its kind in the world, HCI owns 21 antique carousels.  Our company owns, operates, maintains, and manages all aspects of the carousel operation.  In 2018, we will open our Carousel Museum consisting of our 40 year collection.


With 40 years of experience restoring antique carousels, the Perron family is a diversified family with a shared dedication of preserving the surviving antique carousels of the world.  We are nationally recognized as the leading authorities in restoration and the operation of antique carousels.  


Historic Carousels, Inc. has over 25 years of experience in operating antique carousels in retail developments with GLA’s ranging from 150,000 sq. ft. to 3,500,000 sq. ft.  HCI has four antique carousels and a 90' Ferris Wheel operating across the Pacific Coast.  

  • HCI gives over 1.5 million rides each year at our locations. 

  • Our company has established and implemented the most thorough operator, maintenance and safety procedure manuals ever developed for operating carousels. All policies and programs have been vetted by and are  within the strict guidelines of State Parks and OSHA Policies and Regulations.  

  • Our #1 priority is the safety of our guests while they enjoy their experience riding an antique work of art dating 100+ years. Over the last 30 years, our company has established itself with the best accident record in the industry.  We have given more than twenty million rides and had less than .0001% accident rating

In a worldwide search of carousel owner and operators, our company was selected to operate a carousel in the 1986 World Exposition in British Columbia and the 1992 International AmeriFlora Exposition in Columbus, Ohio. 

Sea Port Village - San Diego, CA

​Photo by Charissa Magno Photography