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  • Carousel in 1921


    We invite you to read our new carousel history booklet, Glen Echo Park Carousel: A Brief History of the First Hundred Years of the W. H. Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park by Barbara Fahs Charles. Read it here or find it in print at the Park (late June 2021)!

    Enjoy this short video -- part of our 100th anniversary launch event -- which features film clips and images of the carousel through the decades. 

    Here's another short video history of the carousel.

    Take a virtual tour of the carousel with a Park Ranger:

    Did you know that Glen Echo Park's carousel was central to the civil rights story of the Washington, DC area?

    Learn the Civil Rights Story!


    You can also get some quick facts about Park's Dentzel carousel from this Fact Sheet & Timeline.

    Read it Here


    ¡Ya está disponible en español!

    En Español


  • Glen Echo Amusement Park security guard talks to African American protester on the carousel in 1960


  • Restoration Book by Deborah Lange

    Purchase Restoration Book

  • Return to Carousel Homepage

    Return to Carousel Homepage