The Rose Kennedy Greenway meanders through several downtown Boston areas including, but not limited to, Chinatown, The Financial District and the Waterfront. It is also the site of one of the most beautiful carousels in all of New England.
The Greenway Carousel is a friendly tourist attraction for adults and children alike. Each year, it draws locals and visitors with its whimsical nostalgia.
The carousel features 14 different animals, including three types of butterflies, as well as sea turtles, foxes, skunks, whales, barn owls and many other woodland and sea creatures. Artist Jeff Briggs drew inspiration for these characters from drawings done by Boston school children.
The Carousel opened to the public on August 31st 2013, aided by generous local donors and foundations including $1.5 million from the Tiffany and & Co Foundation for the landscaping around the Carousel and the seasonal flowers.
It may not be the oldest carousel in the area, but it is certainly the most unique and classically New England!
The Carousel is a beautiful addition to the Rose Kennedy Greenway and will be a cherished spot to make memories with your loved ones for many years in the future.
So next time your travels bring you to this area of the Greenway, stop for a moment, take in the soothing sounds, and maybe take a nostalgic ride on Boston's most unique Carousel.