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Field of Flags

June 14-21

Flag Ceremony

June 21, 1:00 PM

Honor our flag, veteran, members of the armed forces or a loved one with a flag this June. Flags purchased for a donation of $20 each will be installed on the carousel lawn and fly in honor of those remembered. A Flag Day Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 21, at 1:00 pm. The Paragon Carousel Chorale will perform patriotic songs and the names of those honored with a flag will be read aloud. Please join us! Your gift is tax-deductible.

Click here to download a form. Please use the button below to purchase a flag. You may indicate the name(s) you honor at the PayPal site or email the name(s) to: info@paragoncarousel.com.

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HOURS OF OPERATION

The Paragon Carousel

205 Nantasket Ave.

Hull, MA 02045

OPEN WEEKENDS: April - June (Sat./Sun. 11 am - 5 pm, close at 4 pm on April 4, close at 3 pm on April 5)

OPEN DAILY:  July - Labor Day (Sun.-Thurs. 11 am - 9 pm; Fri./Sat. 11 am - 10pm)

Carousel Rides: $3.00 each. Ten ride passes $25 each. 

Please Visit the Doors to History site to learn more about the Paragon Carousel and other historic sites in our area!

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2015 Calendar: 

Season Opening: Sat., April 4. (open 11 am - 4 pm)

Easter Bunny Photos: Sat., April 4. (open 12 am - 3 pm)

Annual Easter Egg Dash: Sunday, April 5. 12:30 PM SHARP! (open 11:30 am - 3 pm)

Carousel Derby: Friday, May 1, 7-10pm

Mothers Day: Sun. May 10 Visit the famous Diamond Jubilee 89-Key Gavioni Organ on our front lawn!

Field of Flags Father's Day Celebration: Sunday, June 21

Secret Garden Tour, POSTPONED DUE TO SEVERE WINTER WEATHER. STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATE!

 

Corporate Sponsors



Thanks to winning a grant from American Express the Paragon Carousel replaced all twelve doors to the building that houses the Paragon Carousel with beautiful wooden doors that replicate the original doors from 1928. The grant also allowed us to renovate all the windows above the doors so that now light streams into the building. Thank you!

 


WELCOME TO THE PARAGON CAROUSEL! 


Welcome to a world removed from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. A place where incredible artistry and glorious music combine with wholesome family fun.

The Carousel has been operating along the shores of beautiful Nantasket Beach for more than 80 years. Built in 1928 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, it boasts four rows of 66 intricately carved horses and two rare Roman chariots. It is decorated with 35 original paintings, 36 cherubs and 18 goddesses who look down while a Wurlitzer Band Organ fills the air with music.

One of fewer than 100 "Grand" carousels remaining in the U.S. today, the Paragon Carousel touches the hearts, sparks the imaginations and ignites the creative spirits of all who visit it.

The Paragon Carousel is the last remaining attraction from the beloved Paragon Park amusement park on Nantasket Beach that closed in 1985. The antique amusement is a lasting reminder of the "Golden Age" of Hull, MA, when the town was teeming with thousands of visitors each day in the summer for decades. The Carousel now attracts upwards of 100,000 visitors each summer.

 

 

"You don't really understand human nature unless you

know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at

his parents every time around--and why his parents

will always wave back."

  --William D. Tammeus, Pulitzer Prize Journalist.

 

The Carousel is governed by the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Paragon Carousel, a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.