• CLOSED for 2022. REOPENING Saturday, April 29, 2023.



    Please join us for a ride on one of the greater Washington area’s true treasures! Installed at Glen Echo Park in 1921, the canopy and the carved figures were made by the Dentzel Carousel Company of Germantown, Pennsylvania. It is a classic example of hand woodcarving popular during the early 1900s. From 1983 through 2003, the entire carousel was fully restored. The carousel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is much more history to learn! See links below. 


    The 2022 Carousel Season runs April 30th - September 25th.

    April 30 - August 27:  Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, 10 am - 2 pm  |  Saturday & Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm

    August 28 - September 25: Saturday & Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm


    And these holidays:

    Memorial Day, Monday May 30, 11 am - 5 pm

    Labor Day, Monday September 5, 11 am - 5 pm

    Hours of Operation for 2023 will be published in the spring.


    Every person must have their own ticket, including babies and accompanying adults. Children under six must be accompanied by a paying adult to ride.

    $2.00 per ride |  $5.00 for an all-day pass

    Tickets will be available for purchase in person and online, starting in April 2023.

  • old black and white photo of the carousel with people outside

    Carousel History

  • 100th Anniversary

    100th Anniversary

  • NPS Ranger with carousel giving virtual tour

    Virtual Tour