An official Path Through History Site! As the “Carousel Capital of the World,” our collection of antique merry-go-rounds will surely transport you to yesteryear. Take a step - or spin, rather - back to a simpler time on six of Binghamton’s most unique features, which take residence in tri-city parks that are just as beautiful as these lovingly restored, wood-carved relics of recreation. Created by New York carousel maker Allan Herschell they are among the fewer than 170 antique carousels still in existence in the US and Canada. Donated to the public between 1919 and 1934 by George F. Johnson, shoe manufacturer and benefactor. Visitors can ride the carousels from Memorial Day to Labor Day free of charge.