Flying Horse CarouselFlying Horse Carousel
151 Bay St.
Westerly, Rhode Island
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Oldest in America, made in 1876. The 20 horses are not attached to the floor but, instead, are suspended from a center frame, swinging out or flying when in motion. Each horse is hand carved from wood and is embellished with real tails and manes, leather saddles, and agate eyes.The only flying horse carousel surviving in the country.It was brought to Watch Hill in 1883 permanently.Children only. Lovingly maintained and preserved by The Watch Hill Memorial Library and Improvement Society.
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Region: South County
Guide Category: Family Activities, Heritage- Historic Sites