Lake Compounce Carousel

822 Lake Ave., Bristol, Connecticut

An operating vintage carousel on the grounds of Lake Compounce Amusement Park.


Street View 


Purchased by the park in 1911 from the amusement park at Savin Rock, West Haven. Lake Compounce opened in 1846 and is the oldest continually operating park in the U.S. A new carousel building was constructed in 2003.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 1978
Reference number
Areas of significance
Entertainment/Recreation; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1890; 1910; 1911
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2022: Updated by Chester Gehman: Corrected location: Bristol, not Southington.
  • October 25, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett