Ranger-led Programs and Activities

Ranger with visitors near carousel

In addition to the times listed below, you may make a reservation for any of the programs for weekdays or at other times on the weekend (if staffing permits). We do require at least three days advanced notice. To make arrangements, call the National Park Service at 301-320-1400.

All ranger-led programs and activities are free!

Glen Echo Park Carousel Tour
Meet at carousel.

Saturdays and Sundays
May - September at 10:30 am

Where are the carousel's "windows to the past"? How many carousels are protected by the National Park Service? Do you know the difference between a merry-go-round and a carousel? Find out the answers to these questions and much more!

Park History Tour

How many people could swim in the Crystal Pool at one time? How did Glen Echo become part of the National Park Service? Explore Glen Echo Park's history on this tour and find out the answers to these questions and more!

The Civil Rights Story of Glen Echo

This program will explore the Civil Rights issues at Glen Echo Amusement Park and the surrounding area in the early 1960s.

By reservation only. Call 301-320-1400. At least three days advanced notice is required. You may leave a message, but the tour must be scheduled with a ranger before it is confirmed. Please indicate if you are interested in the Park History Tour or the Civil Rights Story of Glen Echo Park Tour.

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