September 19, 2007
The Williams Grove Amusement Park has been in operation since the late 1800s. But it took just a few hours for most pieces of the long-time Cumberland County attraction to go to the highest bidder. A crowd of about two hundred people followed auctioneers... Read More »
August 28, 2007
Williams Grove Amusement Park
The park is closing after over 160 years. Located approximately 18 miles from Harrisburg, PA, at One Park Ave. in Mechanicburg, PA. There will be a number of both classic and newer rides up for bid. For carousel lovers, the prize piece is the Dentzel c... Read More »
February 12, 2007
Amusement park sale brings out sense of nostalgia - Carlisle Sentinel
Many of the several hundred people who braved the cold and wind Saturday to attend an auction at Williams Grove were hoping to buy a piece of the past.
Among the more popular items at the sale, by the Williams Grove Historic Steam Engine Association, were parts of old amusement rides, including more than 30 bumper cars.
Dillsburg resident Zeddie Neidig said nostalgia brought her to the auction.
"I used to work at Williams Grove," Neidig said. "It was my first job when I was 13."
She purchased one bumper car and a green "teacup" that she intends to use as "probably just yard art" although someone suggested she set the giant teacup on her deck and use it for seating.
May 08, 2006
Amusement Park won't open for season
The ducks will swim in silence this summer. The 1933 wooden roller coaster won't rattle riders down stomach-dropping inclines. The picnic pavilions will stand empty, mere echoes of gatherings long gone.
Williams Grove Amusement Park in Monroe Township, Cumberland County, won't be open for business this season.