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Flying Horses Carousel at Martha's Vineyard

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Dates:Saturday, March 30, 2024 - Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below

flying horses carousel at martha's vineyard photoCome visit the Flying Horses - we are open on weekends in May 2023, then seven days a week, starting in June.

The Flying Horses Carousel is the nation’s oldest platform carousel. Since 1884, the Flying Horses Carousel has delighted visitors in the town of Oak Bluffs.

The horses are hand carved and have real horse hair tails and tiny lead animals embedded in their glass eyes.

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. Kids of all ages love it! Many rings can be gotten, and if you get the gold one, you get to go again!

The Flying Horses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Constructed by Charles Dare of New York Carousel Manufacturing in 1876, it is one of only two Dare carousels that still exist. Originally operated as an attraction on Coney Island, it was moved to Oak Bluffs in 1884 and includes stationary carved wooden horses with manes and tails of real horsehair and inset glass eyes. Each horse is brightly painted and fixed to the rotating platform by a metal post.

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Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 4:30 pm

Memorial day weekend
Friday 4-10 pm
Saturday 10 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 10 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 11 am – 4:30 pm

May 31st until June 17th - FREE TOURS
Monday-Friday only (no weekends)
Come learn about the Carousel! Take a tour of the property with our educator Lee Benjamin!
*Note: the carousel will not be open for rides at this time

LATE SPRING: starting June 3rd
Friday 4pm – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 11:00-4:30

June, July and August
7 days a week!
10 am – 8 pm

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Rides cost around $3.50 per person



15 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA, 02557 map


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