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Starts Friday, July 7th at 10:30 am !!


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!

In the News


WATD 95.9  "Hull: Opening Weekend for Paragon Carousel"  3.26.16

Boston Globe: "Paragon Carousel to Open Easter Weekend" 3.12.16



Patriot Ledger "Paragon Carousel to hold Sintra-style music fundraiser" 9.9.15

Boston Globe   "Viewfinder: Paragon Carousel on Nantasket Beach" 5.3.15

Boston Magazine "Triple Crown: Four Ways to Celebrate Derby Day 2015" 4.29.15

Patriot Ledger "Hull's Paragon Carousel to hold "Derby Day" event 4.20.15

Patriot Ledger   "Hull's Paragon Carousel opens for the season" 4.4.15

NECN        "Center Stage: Nantasket Beach Paragon Carousel" 4.2.15

Patriot Ledger "Paragon Carousel opens Saturday: Egg Dash is Sunday" 3.29.15

Patriot Ledger  "Not everyone sold on plan for Hull Redevelopment Authority" 1.9.15


Patriot Ledger "Hull recommends moving parking away from Nantasket Beach" 11.9.14

Boston Globe "Carousel buffs fault plans for Nantasket" 11.2.14

Patriot Ledger "Hull's Paragon Carousel closes on Oct. 26 for season" 10.13.14

Patriot Ledger "Hull's 'Endless Summer' waterfront festival Saturday" 9.18.14

Boston Globe "Best Bets: Carousel Ice Festival" 8.31.14

Patriot Ledger 'Bill would give Paragon Park carousel an extended lease" 7.24.14

Patriot Ledger "The town has changed, but Nantasket Beach remains largely the same" 6.25.14

Patriot Ledger "15th Secret Garden tour this Sunday in Hull" 6.19.14

Impropert Bostonian "A Summer Spin" 6.15.14

Patriot Ledger "Summer still heats up Hull's seasonal economy" 6.14.14

Patriot Ledger "Paragon Carousel's horses start spinning for 86th season" 4.20.14


 Boston Globe "On 50th assassination anniversary, JFK gets a whimsical honor, a horse on the Paragon Carousel" 11.18.13 

Patriot Ledger (video) 'The man behind the magic of the Paragon Carousel' 11.18.13

Patriot Ledger "Restored Paragon Carousel horse "Beloved Jack" honors JFK" 11.18.13

The Boston Globe  "Halloween party at Paragon Carousel" 10.19.13

Patriot Ledger (video) "I had lost my father, now JFK" 11.18.13

Patriot Ledger "A good age: Paragon Carousel celebrates 85th birthday with free rides" 8.27.13

Patriot Ledger (video) "Free rides at the carousel" 8.26.13

Patriot Ledger (video)  "Crazy about the carousel" 8.22.13

The Boston Globe "Nantasket works best as weekday excursion" 8.10.13

The Boston Globe "6 Massachusetts beaches for 6 kinds of trips" 7.12.13

The Boston Globe "Two Hull organizations awarded grants" 6.30.13

Yankee Magazine "Best Historic Merry-Go-Round in New England"  May/June Travel Guide to New England

South Shore Living Magazine "Derby Day at the Paragon Carousel" May 2013

South Shore Living Magazine "Horsing Around: Adopt a Carousel Horse" May 2013

The Boston Globe "Mother's Day Art Exhibit at Paragon Carousel" 5.1.13

The Patriot Ledger "Easter Egg Dash at Hull's Paragon Carousel" 3.31.13

The Boston Globe "Carousel and Easter Bunny return" 3.26.13


The Patriot Ledger "Carousel horses available for adoption"  12.11.12

The Patriot Ledger  "Santa makes a pre-Christmas stop in Hull" 12.10.12

South Shore Living Magazine "Best Place to Touch History" August 2012

WBUR Radio Boston "Paragon Park Carousel: The last remnant of Hull's amusement park" 8.8.12

The Patriot Ledger "In Hull, Caring for the Carousel" 4.28.12

The Boston Globe "On stage, reconstructing Paragon Park for a musical" 7.26.12

The Patriot Ledger "Carousels: Old-fashioned fun for kids young and old" 5.23.12

The Boston Globe  "Paragon Carousel opens"  4.8.12


The Patriot Ledger "Halloween comes to the Paragon Carousel"

The Boston Globe "An 'Ultimate' Night for the Paragon Carousel" 8.15.11

The Boston Globe "Best Bets" 8.7.11

The Patriot Ledger "Heard in the Halls" 8.6.11

The Boston Globe "Gala will benefit Carousel" 7.31.11

South Shore Living Magazine "Summer Rush: Best Ways to Have Fun on the South Shore" July 2011

The Patriot Ledger "Fundraiser planned for Paragon Carousel" 7.23.11

Carousel News "Gala Paragon Carousel Benefit" 7.19.11

95.9 WATD-FM Hull "Field of Flags at the Paragon Carousel to honor Flag Day and Armed Forces" 6.3.11

The Boston Globe "Paragon hosts Field of Flags to honor veterans" 6.5.11

The Patriot Ledger "Weather Perfect for Easter Egg Dash at Paragon Carousel" 4.25.11

The Patriot Ledger "Kids gather Easter eggs, pose with Easter Bunny at Paragon Carousel" 4.25.11

The Patriot Ledger "Derby Day will aid Friends of the Paragon Carousel" 4.21.11

The Hull Times "Carousel readies its own "Run for the Roses" party 4.21.11

Hingham Journal "Paragon Fundraiser Underway" 3.16.11

The Boston Globe "Hingham Bank Displays Hull Carousel Horse to be named in Contest" 3.13.11


The Patriot Ledger "Halloween comes to Hull's Paragon Carousel" 11.1.10

Brockton Enterprise "There's lots to do locally for Halloween" 10.28.10

Carousel News "Local carousels in costume for Halloween" 10.12.10

The Patriot Ledger "Author Ellen Feld at Pargon Carousel in Hull" 9.28.10

The Patriot Ledger "Hull's Paragon Carousel gets grand reopening" 9.20.10

The Hull Sun "Paragon Carousel holds "thank you" celebration" 9.20.10

The Patriot Ledger "50s and 60s Theme at Nantasket Paragon Carousel" 8.13.10 video

South Coast Today "Making the rounds of carousels" 8.12.10

The Patriot Ledger "Dance Fever sets in next week at Paragon Carousel" 7.29.10

The Patriot Ledger "Flag salute planned for Paragon Carousel" 6.4.10

Chronicle WCBVTV "Main Street and Back Roads: Hull, MA" 5.10.10 video

The Boston Globe "Sun shines anew on spiffed up carousel and its fans" 4.11.10

Brockton Enterprise "Hunting Easter Eggs at the Paragon Carousel" 4.1.10

The Patriot Ledger "The Keeper of the Carousel" 3.30.10 video


FOX News "Paragon Carousel at Nantasket" 7.1.9

The Boston Globe "Grant will keep Paragon Carousel spinning" 6.17.09

The Boston Globe "Paragon Carousel wins a $100k round" 5.24.09

The Patriot Ledger "Backers thrilled that Hull's Paragon Carousel wins popular vote, $100k grant" 5.19.09

The Boston Globe "Hull Carousel, others, split $1 million" 1.29.09

Carousel News "Restoring the historic Paragon Carousel organ in Hull, MA" 1.29.09

The Patriot Ledger "Kentucky Derby-style Race in Hull" 5.5.08 video