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Flying Horses Carousel

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Neat Looking Old Carousel

We were told that the Flying Horse is the oldest in the country. It did look old but it was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
State College, Pennsylvania
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Don't miss a peak at this historical ride!

housed in an unassuming building near the port in oak bluffs is a rare piece of history you will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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Try your luck at catching the brass ring and winning a free ride on the oldest working carousel in the U.S., which has been enchanting children and adults for over a hundred years. The 20 hand-carved horses on this official historic landmark have...more
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33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-9481
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had to ask for directions to this historic carrousel. I live where the carrousel museum exists. To be inable to see this one was a huge let-down. Building was dark. Carrousel is in a corner, with no window, so view is very limited.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were told that the Flying Horse is the oldest in the country. It did look old but it was very well kept. The people riding it seemed to be enjoying it and their ride time was long. It had the old brass ring grab...More

Thank RMB634
Reviewed 1 week ago

housed in an unassuming building near the port in oak bluffs is a rare piece of history you will really enjoy seeing - even if you don't hop on for a ride. This is an authentic, still working, 1890's carousel and is awesome to see...More

Thank Donnalit111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This antique carousel was a fun stop and catching the rings made it more fun for the older kids. It’s also a bargain at $3.50 per ride, and a chance for a free ride if you catch the brass ring as my son did! It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This carousel is interactive where you reach out to grab metal rings from an arm that extends to the outside and inside portions of the carousel. The goal is to obtain the brass ring to earn a free ride. The owners have done a great...More

Thank TravelingNAL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So unique and so fun! All kids and some adults truly enjoyed this ride. Everyone seemed seriously to snatch metal rings and tried to get a brass ring for one more ride. Some were really good at picking a few rings at a time. Small...More

Thank nyay
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Martha's Vineyard we stopped in at the Flying Horses Carousel. While I only spent a few minutes there, it was a fun place to visit, given it's history. I did have the cotton candy which was delicious!

Thank bb0nsall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is a must see for young and old alike! Read the history of it and it makes it even better. I'm not a fan of riding around in a circle, but just to see it is well worth it!

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting historical visit, but as a carousel it is not that great. Small, old and plain does not make for an interesting ride. The fact that you can catch the brass ring takes it to 3 stars.

Thank CuriousTravelerRadio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because the carousel is heralded as the oldest in the nation, I had to ride it for nostalgia sake. I felt like a kid again and the interesting thing about this carousel is that there are rings that you try to collect in search of...More

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Ginger D
September 4, 2018|
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Response from Cruiser153948 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I’m not sure. Maybe there is info online.
August 28, 2017|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure how long in the year they stay open, it is under cover inside a building area. Google it or maybe they have their own website.