The Paragon Carousel

And the seasons they go round and round And the painted ponies go up and down

205 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045

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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 90 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. The Paragon Carousel is the last remaining attraction from the beloved Paragon Park amusement park on Nantasket Beach that closed in 1985. Next door to the carousel is the Paragon Park Museum, where visitors can learn of Nantasket Beach's fascinating history and relive nostalgic visits to Paragon Park. The journey begins at the turn of the last century when the visionary George A. Dodge built Paragon Park in 1905, and brings you to 1985 with the closing of the park.

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