Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. June to Labor Day, weekends in April and May, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. September through October. Price: $1.50 per person, $10.00 for an eight-ride pass.
Located on Oak Bluffs Avenue in the heart of Oak Bluffs, this treasured carousel has been enjoyed by Vineyarders and visitors for more than a century. Acquired by the Preservation Trust in 1986, the Flying Horses Carousel is the nation's oldest operating platform carousel and a National Historic Landmark. It is one of the two known carousels built by Charles W.F. Dare in 1876. In 1884, the Flying Horses were brought to Martha's Vineyard.
I've been going on this carousel since I was younger. I love going on and trying to get the special brass ring that will allow me to get another ride for free! Now I watch kids on the ride getting as excited as I was! This is the oldest carousel in the world. You just have to see it if you're in MV. It's a tourist attraction, but you will enjoy bringing the kids.
An old wooden building houses the Flying Horses Carousel, a National Historic Landmark that’s wonderfully alive with merry-go-round lovers of all ages. It’s the oldest operating carousel in the country; the horses were carved in 1876. There’s even a brass ring.