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Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Hampton Carousel

PTC No50

 

A Virginia Historic Landmark

 
The Hampton Carousel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. The Hampton Carousel Marker
Inscription.
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.

 
Location. 37° 1.442′ N, 76° 20.603′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Settlers Landing Road (U.S. 60) near South King Street. Touch for map. This marker is located in Carousel Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Carousel Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Carousel Park
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bunch of Grapes Tavern (a few steps from this marker); William Claiborne (a few steps from this marker); British Approach to Hampton / The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninteenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Langley Field: Discovering Aerospace (within shouting distance of this marker); Eighteenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Langley Field: Creating an Air Force (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hampton Carousel. Virginia Air & Space Center (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Buckroe Beach Carousel (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Hampton Carousel image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. Hampton Carousel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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