Jane’s Carousel in Dumbo, Brooklyn with Manhattan Views
Jane’s Carousel is a very famous carousel located next to the water (East River) with amazing views of the Manhattan & Brooklyn bridges and a fabulous view of the Manhattan skyline! A great thing to do if you are in New York with Kids. A nice & fun program for adults too!
About Jane’s Carousel
The carousel is extremely well maintained and the staff is very nice.
Suitable for Cold & Rainy Days: Encased by a giant glass cube and heated 😉
Birthday Celebrations: You can celebrate private parties here for your kids! You’ll get unlimited rides and the ability to set up a food and drink area with tables.
Who’s it for?
It’s fun for all ages!
There are adults that go there even if they don’t have kids, so don’t feel guilty!
How Much Are the Tickets
Single Ride: Only $2. Very affordable! It’s a great price for NYC.
Kids 3 and younger (or under 42″ tall) will ride for free if accompanied by a paying adult.
Multiple Ticket Discount: 12 rides for $20.
Jane’s Carousel Hours
Sep. 18 – May 13.
Thursday to Sunday: 11am to 6pm.
May 14 – Sep. 18.
Wednesday through Monday: 11am to 7pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Jane’s Carousel Location
In Brooklyn Dumbo right in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, between Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.
Easily accessed from Park entrances at Dock St. or Main St.
Dock St. & Water St. Brooklyn, NY
HOW TO GO
Ferry to Brooklyn Dumbo from
- Midtown Manhattan on East 34th St & the river. Click here for more info.
- Wall St-Pier 11: click here for more info.
Price per person is $2.75 single trip (same as subway fare).
A or C train to High Street, or 2 or 3 train to Clark St. in Brooklyn.
Walking to the carousel
Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge from Lower Manhattan which exits on Washington St. in Brooklyn.
Walk down the hill toward the river on Washington St.
Click here to get directions to go by car.
Things to Do in the Area
- Stunning location to take amazing photos!
- Picnic in the park if the weather is nice.
- Food shops located on Old Fulton St: there’s a Shake Shack on Water St. & Old Fulton St. and the famous Grimaldi Pizza in the corner of Old Fulton St. & Front St.
- Sidewalk by the river
- Walk over Brooklyn Bridge
- Ride a bike over the sidewalk next to the river
A little more about Jane’s Carousel
Jane’s Carousel is a classic 3-row machine with 48 exquisitely carved horses and two superb chariots. Built in 1922 for the Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company.
Jane’s Carousel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 6, 1975, the first carousel to receive such designation.
When Idora Park closed to the public in 1984, the carousel was bought at auction by Jane and David Walentas and moved to Brooklyn, New York for restoration.
It was opened to the public at its new location in Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River on September 16, 2011.