John Chavis Memorial Park has been home to the No.2, Special Three Abreast, Allan Herschell Carousel since 1937. It was purchased from the Allan Herschell Company for the sum of $4000. This carousel was refurbished before it was sold to the City of Raleigh. Therefore, this carousel possibly dates from 1923 or earlier and probably traveled before it made it's home here. The band organ is a Wurlitzer 146A with an ornately carved and decorated facade.
For more information, call Chavis Carousel at 919-996-3286
Tickets are $1 for all riders 13 months and older. Riders 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult. Riders must be 42 inches tall to ride unaccompanied.
Ticket Sales close 10 minutes prior to closing.
The listed hours of operation are for October - March. Chavis Carousel hours will vary depending on the season. The Carousel may close early due to inclement weather.