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.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (22)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“free ride”(26 reviews)
“brass ring”(32 reviews)
“wings”(28 reviews)
Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.
151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
+1 401-348-6007
Reviews (126)
Filter reviews
125 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsfree ridebrass ringwingsmerry go roundyoung childrenkids lovepiece of historysmall childrenall agesolder onesevery summeran ice creamwonderful attractionfamily traditionfun stoplove watchingper ride
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 125 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a wonderful carousel. The kids on the outer horses have the opportunity to grab the brass ring and if a child gets it, he gets a free ride! The horses are beautiful and the kids love it! Unfortunately, our kids are now...More

Thank Michele Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is for toddlers and very young school age kids. The horses are very old and delicate. While beautiful, it is a small carousel (especially if you are expecting something similar to Six Flags or Disney's carousel). The line was not too long on a...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here as a child in the summers from babyhood until mid teens.....the Merry go round was a staple of my childhood and is still fun......love to watch a new group of kids riding and hoping for the brass ring.....

Thank quinnie98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to stop with the kids for a ride on an historic carousel. There are 2 beaches, refreshments and shops all around the carousel location.

Thank ripicker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always stop here when we are in the area for a quick ride. The kids always have fun and the price is reasonable.

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the grandkids down to show them what rides use to be like. It's amazing how much they loved the simple round and round. Reaching for the rings adds enough fun for them to keep coming back.

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have come here when the kids were young and it was a tradition to have them ride the flying horses. Our kids are grown but we stopped by and watched the excited riders try to grab the brass rings.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We took my 3 year old granddaughter who has not been a fan of merry-go-rounds and she loved this! It was not fast and the music was not loud! The kids on the outer horses try to grab the brass ring for a free ride....More

Thank mommacil
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Although not that safe for young kids (<4) tha older ones (=/>5) would have a really good time. This is an older carousel with an option of grabbing rings.

1  Thank Alon S
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful historic carousel that's not to be missed if you're in the area. Been told it's the oldest still operating carousel in the country. Its just lovely to see! Save time for shopping at one of the quaint little boutiques And/or get a bite at...More

2  Thank MissyDelNigro
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Watch Hill
Watch Hill Inn
34 reviews
.20 km away
Watch Hill Court
10 reviews
.31 km away
Watch Hill Harbour House
19 reviews
.37 km away
The Ocean House
853 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 8 restaurants in Watch Hill
Olympia Tea Room
314 reviews
.08 km away
St. Clare's Annex
97 reviews
.01 km away
Gramma's Gelato Cafe LLC
27 reviews
.03 km away
12 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 8 attractions in Watch Hill
Napatree Point
121 reviews
.22 km away
Watch Hill Lighthouse
144 reviews
.28 km away
Sail Trim Again
53 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
3 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.