Nantasket Beach – Swim, fish, walk, jog, collect seashells or whatever else you like to do on the beach. Nantasket Beach has been a popular summer destination for city dwellers since the middle of the 19th century. The historic Paragon Carousel evokes memories of the area’s amusement park history. Open year-round, dawn to dusk. Lifeguards on duty from late June to early September.
Paragon Carousel – The Carousel has been operating along the shores of beautiful Nantasket Beach Reservation for more than 80 years. Built in 1928 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, it boasts four rows of 66 intricately carved horses and two rare Roman chariots. It is decorated with 35 original paintings, 36 cherubs and 18 goddesses who look down while a Wurlitzer Band Organ fills the air with music. The Paragon Carousel is the last remaining attraction from the beloved Paragon Park amusement park on Nantasket Beach that closed in 1985. The antique amusement is a lasting reminder of the “Golden Age” of Hull, MA, when the town was teeming with thousands of visitors each day in the summer for decades. The Carousel now attracts upwards of 100,000 visitors each summer.
Fort Revere Park – During the American Revolution, Fort Independence was constructed as a star shaped earthen work fort to protect Boston Harbor from a British invasion. It was garrisoned by both American and later French troops. In the nineteenth century, Boston merchants used Telegraph Hill as a signal station to announce the arrival of ships into Boston Harbor. At the turn of the century, Telegraph Hill was once more fortified and renamed Fort Revere, this time by the United States Army as part of the Coastal Artillery Defense System. Fort Revere remained garrisoned during both World Wars. Many thousands of service personnel passed through the gates of this institution over a fifty-year period. Following the end of World War II, Fort Revere was decommissioned as it was no longer needed for defense purposes.
Hull Lifesaving Museum – Located in the historic Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station, the Hull Lifesaving Museum tells the story of Captain Joshua James and his intrepid crew of lifesavers, who saved more than 500 lives from shipwreck in Boston Harbor. Hull Lifesaving Museum is so much more than a museum. It’s an essential part of the community, providing not only crucial lessons from our heritage, but life changing, and life-saving, experiences.