We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Flying Horse Carousel

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891
Phone Number:
+1 401-348-6007
Website
Description:

Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 89 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Beautiful piece of history

The merry-go-round was in a beautiful New England waterfront town. I wish we weren't just passing through and could have checked some other things out. The merry-go-round is the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
TheDadofOz
,
Beacon, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 88: English reviews
Beacon, New York
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The merry-go-round was in a beautiful New England waterfront town. I wish we weren't just passing through and could have checked some other things out. The merry-go-round is the oldest in the country, the horses still suspended by chains so when they go around the horses appear to be flying. Hence, the Flying Horse Carousel. There is a small pamphlet... More 

Helpful?
Thank TheDadofOz
Coventry, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
1,832 reviews
430 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

a great place for the kids to go on one of the oldest carousels in the country. well taken care of,clean.a small price to pay for history. near the beach. go up the hill and look to your right. now do not stop or our will meet up with bodyguards. a well known female singer has a house here. cost... More 

Helpful?
Thank Barry N
Washington State
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Along the beach in Watch Hill, Rhode Island is a lovely strip of shops, eating bistros and an old children's carousel. It makes the children laugh and grab mom and dad's hands to pull them toward a perfect place of joy. Great sights and sounds in a place of perfect beauty.

Helpful?
Thank msdixiejo
Charlestown, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Took our grandkids to the Flying Horse Carousel. Brought back memories from when we took our own kids as well as when we were kids. Horses are beautiful and it is a step back in time.

Helpful?
Thank Sudsy1313
Westerly, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
139 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This antique Flying Horse Carousel is always an exciting treat for the young ones. Fun to try to get the rings.

Helpful?
1 Thank kapaugers
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Fantastic historic carousel. The side paintings are very special. And, yes, the children can catch the brass ring too!

Helpful?
Thank N R
Farmington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My 3 year old had a blast! He was too nervous to collect the rings but he was all smiles! It was his first time riding alone. The prices were great too!

Helpful?
Thank Jillian V
Rhode Island
Level Contributor
128 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Built in 1876 by Charles W. Dare this Looff carousel is the oldest running flying horse design in the country. Abandoned in 1879 by a traveling carnival this attraction has been a mainstay of Watch Hill ever since. This carousel originally powered by a horse pulling the flying horses around the circle also had a hand powered organ. The local... More 

Helpful?
Thank pincity
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The kids(7 and 9) really enjoyed this old fashioned carousel. The rings were the best. Very cheap and in a beautiful location.

Helpful?
Thank Michelle H
Connecticut
Level Contributor
234 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We visited this historic attraction over the 4th of July weekend and I enjoyed watching my young daughter ride this charming antique ride. She didn't get the brass ring but she did get the treat of seeing TS jog past us as we waited in line to ride the Carousel. So much fun.

Helpful?
Thank saint22

Travellers who viewed Flying Horse Carousel also viewed

 
Westerly, South County
 

Been to Flying Horse Carousel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Flying Horse Carousel and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
NASHVILLE, TN
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Flying Horse Carousel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?