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Halloween "Spooktacular" Costume Party and Contest!

Sunday, October, 26. 12 noon until 3 pm.

Parade of Costumes: 2:00 PM (prizes awarded)

Join us for the last ride of the season and lots of Halloween fun! Face painting, pumpkin sales, mulled cider, hot dogs, clam chowder, pop corn and ice cream!

(We will be closing at 4 pm. This is our last day of seasonal operation. Thank you for your support!)


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Your donation keeps the carousel spinning from season to season!

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



The historic Paragon Carousel and the Carousel Creamery are open on weekends, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm, from September 6 (when we will be closing at 4pm) until October 26 (when we will be closing at 4 pm). We will be closed for the winter months and open in the spring on Easter Weekend. The Business Office is open all year, so if would like to contact us to book an event or for any other reason, please don't hesitate to call us at 781-925-0472. Thank you!



We are now taking reservations for birthday parties, reunions, wedding photos, corporate gatherings and other special events for the 2015 season. Please call us at 781-925-0472 or email at for further details. 

Hours of Operation

The Paragon Carousel
205 Nantasket Ave.
Hull, MA 02045

Carousel Rides: $2.50 each. Ten ride passes $20. 


OPEN WEEKENDS (weather permitting)
9/2 - 10/26
The carousel and creamery are open on weekends, Sat. & Sun. 11am-5pm, weather permitting (please note, we will be closing at 4:00 pm on Sat., Sept. 6). The Paragon Park Museum will be open 1-5pm.  In the case of extreme weather the carousel will be closed.

We close for the season on Sunday, October 26. This is our season-ending "Spooktacular" Halloween Costume Party! (We will be closing at 4 pm on this day).

December: Visit Santa inside the Paragon Carousel and have your photo taken on the Roman chariot! Dates to be announced.

2015 Calendar: 

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

Easter Bunny Photos: Sat., April 4. (open 11 am - 4 pm)

Annual Easter Egg Dash: Sunday, April 5. (open 11 am - 3 pm)

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

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

Secret Garden Tour, Sunday, June 28


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 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.