• Glen Echo Park Dentzel Carousel

    Glen Echo

    Park Maryland

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
October - April at 2:00 pm

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

By reservation only. Call 301-320-1400. At least three days advanced notice is required.

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
Meet at Civil Rights plaque in front of carousel.

At 2:30 pm on Sunday, June 29, 2014 - Civil Rights Commemoration Day

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

**Program times and dates are subject to change. Please call 301-320-1400 for questions or information.