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Historic Hampton carousel to open for 2018 season

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Posted at 8:36 AM, Mar 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-25 08:36:24-04

HAMPTON, Va. – The historic Hampton Carousel will reopen for its 2018 season on April 3.

The 98-year-old carousel is completely restored and housed in its own weather protected pavilion on the city’s downtown waterfront. It was put in storage after Buckroe Beach Amusement Park was closed in the mid-1980s. It was moved and restored in its current location in Carousel Park on Settler’s Landing Road in downtown Hampton in 1991.

The carousel is one of about 170 antique wooden merry-go-rounds in the U.S. It still has the original mirrors and oil paintings, hand crafted by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company.

The Hampton Carousel is located at 602 Settlers Landing Rd.

It will be open Tuesday through Sunday at 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and closed Monday. Rider fees are $1.00 per ride.

You can buy tickets at the Hampton History Museum and at the Hampton Carousel. For more information, or to host a birthday party or other special events, call 757-727-1610 or visit www.HamptonHistoryMuseum.org.