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May 2, 2014
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2014: Our 86th Season! We will open on Easter Weekend!

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




Saturday April 19 -- Open 12 noon until 4 pm. Visit the Easter Bunny from 12 noon - 3 pm and have your photo taken with him.

Sunday April 20 -- Open 12 noon until 3 pm. Easter Egg Dash is at 12:30 sharp! Free to the public.

We begin our regular weekend schedule on April 26 and 27, when we will be open from 11 am until 5 pm. We will be open daily beginning in mid-June.



We are now taking reservations for birthday parties, reunions, wedding photos, corporate gatherings and other special events for the 2014 season. Please call us at 781-925-0472 for further details. 

Hours of Operation

The Paragon Carousel
205 Nantasket Ave.
Hull, MA 02045

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

SPRING 2014 - OPEN WEEKENDS (weather permitting)
April 26 - June 14
The carousel is open on weekends, Friday 4pm - 6pm, Sat. & Sun. 11am-5pm, weather permitting. (Closing early on Easter weekend--4PM on Saturday and 3PM on Sunday). We will be open on Memorial Day, 11am-5pm).

(The Creamery opens at 12 noon)

Saturday, June 14 - Labor Day

The carousel and creamery are open daily. 
Sunday-Thursday - 11am-9pm
Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm. 

(The Creamery opens at 12 noon)

FALL 2014 - OPEN WEEKENDS (weather permitting)
9/2 - 10/26
The carousel is open on weekends, Friday 4pm - dusk, Sat. & Sun. 11am-5pm, weather permitting. We will be open on Labor Day.

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!

December: Visit Santa inside the Paragon Carousel and have your photo taken on the Roman chariot!


2014 Calendar: 

Season Opening: Saturday, April 19.

Easter Bunny Photos: Saturday, April 19.

Annual Easter Egg Dash: Sunday, April 20.

Carousel Derby: Friday, May 2, 7-10pm

Field of Flags Father's Day Celebration: Sunday, June 15

Secret Garden Tour, Sunday, June 22


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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.