The PNC Carousel carries on an historic tradition of carousels in Pittsburgh parks.
The original Schenley Park Carousel was opened to the public at the corner of Panther Hollow and Greenfield roads in 1913. Both today's carousel and the original showcased a menagerie of animals that symbolize the fellowship and diversity of Pittsburgh.
Erected in 2006, this Victorian-style carousel was built by American craftsmen and generously funded by the PNC Financial Services Group. The PNC Carousel is Schenley Plaza’s feature family attraction. Visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy its lively colors and old-fashioned pipe organ music.
2016 Season: April 16 - October 16
Hours: 10am - 6pm (extended hours until 8pm Fridays and Saturdays in June, July, and August)
The PNC Carousel will be closed on Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day.
The PNC Carousel is closed on major holidays and during inclement weather.
Come to the carousel on the Schenley Plaza Kids' Days for free carousel rides (during regular carousel hours) and fun family acitivies! Kids' Days take place on the second Sunday of the month, May through October.
You and your family can ride the carousel without tokens all season with a Family Season Pass. Purchase your 2016 Season Pass (valid for two adults and up to four children) today.
Purchase your Family Season Pass
Riding the carousel
- Tokens for rides on the carousel can be purchased at the token machine located by the carousel for $2. Family Season Passes are available for $50.
- The carousel is intended for our younger park users. We ask that riders over 18 use one of the many stationary animals.
- Riders must be taller than 4 feet or accompanied by an adult.
- The carousel is wheelchair accessible; an operator is available for assistance.