HAMPTON—In celebration of National Carousel Day, the Hampton History Museum will offer free rides on the historic Hampton Carousel and complimentary Hampton Carousel One Hundredth Anniversary commemorative coins on Sunday, July 25 from 11am to 8pm.
While supplies last, each guest will receive a coin that was specially minted to celebrate the carousel’s milestone anniversary in 2020. The painted coins feature a trio of carousel horses on one side and the seal of the City of Hampton on the reverse. The coins are presented courtesy of the Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau.
Built in 1920, the carousel is completely restored to its original beauty and housed in its own weather-protective pavilion in the park adjacent to the Virginia Air & Space Center, on the city’s downtown waterfront. It is only one of 170 antique wooden merry-go-rounds still existing in the U.S.
The Hampton Carousel is located at 602 Settlers Landing Road. For additional information, interested parties can call the Hampton Visitor Center at 757-727-1102, or visit www.HamptonHistoryMuseum.org.