It is believed that the Watch Hill Carousel was made in 1867 by Andrew Christian and the Charles W.F. Dare Co. of New York City. Legend has it that a traveling carnival brought the carousel to Watch Hill in 1883 and for some unknown reason abandoned it.

It is said to be the oldest continuously operating carousel in the United States! This treasure has survived disasters for over 135 years including the 1938 Hurricane’s devastating affects on Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

Today, it carries on and thrives as a much loved summer tradition for children and their families.


Coming soon! Inquire at the Ticket Window for Wooden Nickels, Souvenir Rings, and Gear.

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Watch Hill Merry-Go-Round & Beach
151-153 Bay Street
Watch Hill, RI 02891