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.
The carousel is open from Easter Saturday through Columbus Day (schedule varies). Rides are only $1.50, and if you are lucky enough to catch the brass ring, you get a free ride! In addition to the carousel, video games are available as well as refreshments, including popcorn, cotton candy, slush, and soft drinks.