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The award-winning Paragon Carousel is open seasonally from Easter Weekend until Halloween (weekends in spring and fall and daily during the summer).


The business office is open year-round, with limited hours.

205 Nantasket Ave.Hull, MA 02045

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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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!


Join us for our

8th Annual Derby Day at the Paragon Carousel!

Friday, May 5, 2017 -- 7PM - 10PM

Join us for a night at the races!

Derby Day is our most popular adult event of the season. 

Held on the night before the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, the event will feature six “races” of carousel horses at the historic Paragon Carousel, with prizes awarded to the race winners. Authentic Mint Juleps, a full cash bar and a delicious gourmet buffet will be featured. This year our event will once again be caterered by popular noted Chef Michael Aprea. A cocktail hour will begin at 7:00 pm with savory dinner selections passed on platters beginning at 8:00 pm. 

Red roses will be given to the ladies who wear a decorated derby hat!

Get Your Horse in the Race!

Carousel horses are available for sponsorship for entry fees of $100 - $200 and the two rare Roman Chariots for a donation of $500 each. You will find a sponsorship form with full details here and at a link below.

Sponsors will be given a derby hat to decorate for their horse, so get creative! Corporate banners may also be affixed to your horse or chariot. A jockey may ride the horse as well. Both ladies and men are encouraged to wear an original Derby Hat--the more creative, the better--as there will be a prize awarded to the best Derby hat of the night.

Pay Your Sponsorship Online!

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Please click here to see a video of a past Derby Day.

All of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Paragon Carousel and will support all restoration efforts of the historic merry-go-round.      

Tickets are $40 each or ($35 if purchased before May 1, 2017), are tax-deductible and include a gourmet, catered buffet dinner.

Purchase Tickets Below.

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Sponsorship forms are available to download here.