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“brass ring”(32 reviews)
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Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.
151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
+1 401-348-6007
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful part of history and so much fun to watch all the children enjoying this fun carousel! A true part of Watch Hill history.

Thank Loves2Research
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is your typical Carousel. Line was not bad or the price. We were there during the first week of September so start to the off season.

Thank Catrina W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 4 year old daughter loves carousels and this old school carousel did not disappoint. She was familiar with the traditional carousels with the horses going up and down, but this one is a "flying horse" that is suspended on a chain and when it...More

1  Thank nycglobaltraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest carousels in the world....the horses were designed to fly! The carousel was meticulously restored several years ago and the horses were repainted, their horse-hair names restored, and their agate eyes polished. Children on the outside horses reach for the brass ring...More

Thank Bethoogle
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Westerly en-route and so drove down to have a look. Unfortunately the horses had covers as it only opens weekends until late June. Good to see though, at least we could see the horses in the many pictures shown here.

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The best place to take your young children to experience the best of times. Have your child watch a ride before you choose to ride as only the outside horses are able to reach for the rings. See the kids put their collection of rings...More

1  Thank barryn338
Reviewed 29 November 2017

many people, myself included, head to Watch Hill for many reason not the least of which is watching the kids and their joy on this Carousel from another century--literally. The horse I rode as a kid is still there...still seemingly untouched...and that was 60 years...More

Thank Geo H
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

These are flying horses, dating from the Civil War era. Note they swing out, not up and down, so kids need to be old enough to hold themselves securely on the horses. Rudimentary seat strap does little to secure the riders. Lots of kiddy fun,...More

Thank michaelkU4551EN
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Didn't even know of this attraction until walking to the lighthouse. Unique and old amusement ride that can be observed and appreciated in minutes.

Thank DT-PEI
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

My fiancé is from westerly. We went back with her sister in law to recreate a photo taken of the two of them in front of the Carousel 55 years ago. The fun is still there. Worth the visit.

Thank chagresjim
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13 March 2018|
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Response from burnsie777 | Reviewed this property |
I would have to answer as the other person did. Very little free parking for shops, otherwise paid parking for $10-$20. There is also parking on the off street but watch the signs in some spots you need a permit.
Judy M
2 August 2016|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe there is a minimum age, I have seen parents standing along side of the horse to guide the child in the experience when the age is younger.
3 August 2015|
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