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Boston Common Carousel

Official Website:Boston Common Carousel
Location:Boston Common, Boston, MA map
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
Category:Amusement Parks
Other Ideas: Canobie Lake Park; York's Wild Animal Kingdom; Edaville Railroad; Bromley Family Fun Mountain; Jay Gee's Ice Cream & Fun Center

Boston Common CarouselEnjoy an old-fashioned carousel ride on the Boston Common from mid-April to the end of October.

History of the Carousel:
The current carousel was made by Chance Rides in 1993. It is a 28' Americana style. It has been here at the Boston Common Frog Pond since 2012. The horses are made from Bradley & Kaye molds - Bradley & Kaye created molds for forming fiberglass horses based on antique designs such as those by Dentzel, Looff, and others. Their molds were purchased by Chance Rides, which is how they came to be on our carousel. As a result, many visitor think this carousel is an antique and are astounded when they are told it only looks like one.

Over the years, there have been 4 different carousels in this space on the Common.


Sun-Thurs 10am-6pm
Fri/Sat 10am-8pm


$3/rider, defined as any person who sits on one of the animals or on the chariot, regardless of age. If a rider is under 42' tall, he or she must have an adult standing next to them.
A parent or guardian standing next to their child is not required to purchase a ticket. (One Adult per child)
10 Ride Punch Card for $25


  • Hand-held infants and toddlers are not permitted - they must be either in a carrier (such as a BabyBjorn) or seated on the ride.
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