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Looking for things to do in the tri-county area? From shopping, dining, visiting a museum, or participating in one of the largest grass volleyball tournaments in the nation (held right here in Pottstown), the Chamber can provide the resources you need. Visit the Community Events Calendar to see an overview of scheduled events and even add one of your own!

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AN ATTRACTION TO TREASURE

The Carousel at Pottstown

The second oldest wooden carousel in the United States, the Pottstown Carousel took nearly 18 years to renovate. Originally build in 1905 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, the carousel was moved a number of times before being dismantled in Pine Grove, PA around 1964. Each figure is made entirely out of wood creating an authentic experience in bringing the figures to life. The figures were carved by A & E Sculpting's master wood carver Ed Roth in Los Alamitos, California. Once the figures were in Pottstown each figure required approximately 250-300 hours of volunteer labor sanding, painting, and varnishing. 

The 
Carousel is named the Derek S. Saylor Memorial Carousel in memory of Derek Scott Saylor, infant son of Mark Saylor and Donna Pearson, formerly of Lower Pottsgrove, whose donation in 2001 helped get the project rolling. Family members were heavily involved on the Carousel committee throughout the renovation.


The 
goal of the committee, formed from a group of Pottstown citizens, is revitalization of the downtown area. The committee’s vision is to: improve property values, increase employment, dissipate crime, enhance the quality of life, and encourage home ownership.

The Carousel is located in the heart of Pottstown’s activity gateway. The Carousel building, at 30 West King Street (former Pottstown Metal Welding), has undergone a remarkable renovation. In addition to the Carousel, the building houses an 1860s horse drawn trolley that has been completely renovated and serves as a snack bar.

Currently the Carousel can be used for a variety of special and community events. The Carousel is actively seeking donors to help realize its plans for an outdoor patio, a trio of party rooms, and a catering kitchen.

 


 

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TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce

152 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610.326.2900