Little girl riding John Chavis Memorial Park historic carousel

The Historic Allan Herschell Carousel is Open

John Chavis Memorial Park

Come one, come all to John Chavis Memorial Park to ride our Historic Allan Herschell Carousel!

We officially opened to the public on Tuesday, July 2, with new operation hours of Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Tickets are still $2 per ride for anyone over one year old. Regardless of age, we hope you will come to experience the joy of the carousel!

New Hours

  • Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 2-6 p.m.
  • Closed Monday

Cost: $2 per ticket
Ages: All
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John Chavis Memorial Park
505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27601


John Chavis Memorial Park

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