San Francisco Carousel

San Francisco Carousel

The Carousel’s current Hours of Operation are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: Noon to 8 pm
  • Sunday:  Noon to 7 pm

These hours are subject to change. Carousel operation is subject to inclement weather.

Please allow for extra time between rides for disinfecting.


Handcrafted in Italy, the San Francisco Carousel is intricately hand-painted with famous San Francisco landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Chinatown, Lombard Street, Alcatraz and the popular California sea lions at PIER 39, making it the only carousel in San Francisco (that we are aware of) that has artistic renderings of the city.

The carousel features 1,800 twinkling LED lights and 30+ animals to ride. Throughout the ride, patrons hear traditional organ music and see PIER 39’s bustling promenade.

Bay End of PIER 39, Level 1