The Hampton Carousel

The Hampton Carousel (HMMLE)

Location: Hampton, VA 23669
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.442', W 76° 20.603'

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PTC No50

— A Virginia Historic Landmark —

Built by the Philadelphia Tobaggan Co.
in 1920

Located at the Buckroe Beach Amusement
Park from 1921-1985

Purchased by the City of Hampton in 1985
and completely restored in 1991

Grand Opening June 30, 1991

One of less than 70 antique operating
carousels still remaining in the United
States, this carousel is a rare and
beautiful example of American folk art.
Its prancing steeds and stately chariots
were carved from fine-grained hardwood
and painted by German, Italian, and Russian
immigrant artisans. All of the oil
paintings, horse, chariots, beveled
mirrors, band organ, and even it's music
rolls are originals. This carousel was
restored by R&F Designs of Bristol,
Connecticut. The restoration of this
carousel was made possible by the
generous donations of citizens, civic
associations, schools, local businesses,
and carousel enthusiasts.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 380505 N 4098382
Decimal Degrees37.02403333, -76.34338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.442', W 76° 20.603'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 26.52" N, 76° 20' 36.18" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 602 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton VA 23669, US
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