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Martha's Vineyard Sights

Flying Horses Carousel

  • 15 Oak Bluffs Ave. Map It
  • Oak Bluffs

Updated 12/23/2013

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A National Historic Landmark, this is the nation's oldest continuously operating merry-go-round. Handcrafted in 1876 (the horses have real horsehair and glass eyes), the ride gives children a taste of entertainment from an era before smartphones.

Sight Information

Address:

15 Oak Bluffs Ave., Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, 02557, United States

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Phone:

508-693–9481

Sight Details:

  • $2
  • Easter–late May, weekends 10–5; late May–early Sept., daily 10–10; early Sept.–mid-Oct., weekdays 11–4:30, weekends 10–5

Updated 12/23/2013

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Jan 23, 2005

Why keep it a secret

Put in some pictures of the carousel. Listen to the music & see it turn. Don't keep it a secret. Go to the Spokane Washington Carousel Site. Sign the guest book, leave a message, take a tour of the carousel. You want young people to know how great it is to ride a horse not made of fiberglass. Feel the excitment as the music starts and the carousel starts. Were it not for carousel restorers they would go the way of some wildlife. Extinct is

forever. No ride will ever replace the carousel. There has to be a new generation of restorers and people who care. I rode the Coney Island carousels before I could walk. And I own 1 Dare horse and only 1 because I feel they should be on working carousels. And I am truly excited that my only carousel horse is from the oldest carousel company. The Carousel gets all 5*; the site needs work. Promote the carousel, all of them. That's what its about. You can't do that without pictures. Thanks for listening.

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