Bourbon tasting will include:

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Town Branch Kentucky Bourbon

Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Infuse Spirits-Bourbon Cask Strength

BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon

Wine Tasting will include:

Twin Vines Vinho Verde-N.V.: A light refreshing white to accompany a seafood dish or to enjoy on its own.                                                Angelini Pinot Grigio-2017: Italian offering with a slight tingle on the tongue.                                                                                  

The Little Sheep of New Zealand-2018: Won’t pull the wool over your eyes.

Butter Chardonnay-2017: No doubt about this one!                  

Paxis-2016: This red blend is certainly no dog!

Barista-2017: A wonderful aroma of freshly brewed coffee pairs nicely with the South African pinotage.

Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon- 2017: Smooth and flavorful red from Lodi, California.       

Stave and Steel Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon-2016: Bourbon barrel aging adds a layer of complexity to this wine.

Breca-2015: Old vine garnacha  grapes yield an elegant and stylish Spanish red.           

Colossal-2015: Portuguese blend of exceptional quality and great value.

Valentin Bianchi Malbec-2018                                                                                  

New Age White-N.V.: Argentinian blend of Torrontes and Sauvignon Blanc Mija Sangria-N.V.:


The New England Carousel Museum will be in full New Orleans-style celebration mode during its 30th annual Mardi Gras party on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 7:30 PM - midnight.  Come join us for an evening of fun and frolicking with great music, good food, bourbon, and beads.


The Big Easy evening features music and dancing in the magnificent museum ballroom. Along with a 50/50 raffle and live entertainment that will include face painters, temporary tattoos, balloon twisting and magic, there will be bourbon and wine tastings in the Speakeasy, beads and doubloons, and a catered dinner!  This is a BYOB event. Attendees are encouraged to wear an optional mask or come in full costume. Masks are available to purchase in the museum gift shop.

The evening's festivities will culminate in the crowning of a king and queen of the ball. Interested in more information or donating to our Silent Auction? Please call Cassandra Lavoie @ or 860-585-5411 x 103

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Just in! Southern style dinner is on deck by Bear's Smokehouse BBQ as the official caterer for the 2020 Mardi Gras! Featuring Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, smoked stuffed mushroom caps, Mac n Cheese, smoked beets, broccoli salad, cornbread, and all the bears sauce you can dream of! Did you get your tickets yet!

Mardi Gras Fundraiser


Mon. & Tues: Call for appointments

PLEASE READ COVID-19 Admission requirements

Wed - Sat. - 10:00 - 5:00 PM

Sun. Noon - 5:00 PM 

Tours every day at Noon & 2:00 PM

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