Oak Bluffs Avenue
Oak Bluffs (Martha's Vineyard), MA , 02539
Phone: (508) 693-9481
The Flying Carousel is the nation’s oldest platform carousel and has been designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a national landmark. Constructed in 1876 by Charles Dare, it is one of only two Dare carousels still in existence. Originally operated as a Coney Island, NY amusement, it was moved to Oak Bluffs in 1884, where it has lived in its red barn. The carousel was acquired by the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust in 1986 to prevent it from being dismantled and sold piecemeal to collectors of antique carved horses.
Operating hours are:
SPRING: 11:00-4:30pm Saturdays & Sundays.
SUMMER: June 21-Labor Day open every day 10am-10pm.
FALL: 11:30-4:30pm Saturdays & Sundays. Closes Columbus Day wknd.
The machine is by the side entrance in the game room next to the Carousel. It is only open on Saturdays & Sundays
8/9/2016- Machine still there in game room. Rolling slightly off center