Operating Hours & Seasons

The grounds of Glen Echo Park are open daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. (the next day).

The National Park Service offices are closed on the following holidays: Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, and President's Day.

There are many different activities that take place at the park throughout the year and during different hours. See more information below.

Ranger Station

April through September: located in the lower level of the red brick building next to the carousel.


Dentzel Carousel
The Dentzel Carousel is open. Visit DENTZEL CAROUSEL | Glen Echo Park for the most up-to-date hours and information and to buy tickets.


Social Dances in the Spanish Ballroom

Dancing takes place at Glen Echo Park year round! For the latest information on the social dancing schedule and activities in the Spanish Ballroom, call the park's event hotline at 301-634-2222 or visit www.glenechopark.org/social-dances.

Art Classes

Art classes are offered year round and schedules vary. For more information, visit www.glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2222. Copies of the class and events catalog are available throughout the park grounds.

Galleries and Art Studios

There are a number of art studios and galleries that operate year round. Visit www.glenechopark.org for the most up-to-date schedules and information.

Children's Theater Shows

Glen Echo Park has two resident children's theater groups that offer year round entertainment for kids of all ages.

The Puppet Company - For the latest information and show schedule, call 301-320-6668 or 301-634-5380 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

Adventure Theatre - For the latest information and show schedule, call 301-634-2270 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.


These are just some of the many activities that Glen Echo Park offers throughout the year. Explore more of this National Park Service website or visit www.glenechopark.org to find even more opportunities!

Last updated: July 6, 2021

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7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD 20812


301 320-1400

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