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The safety and health of our staff, artists, and the public is our highest priority. Please read our COVID-19 updates to learn about vaccination requirements and/or other precautions being taken in our many different programs.

 

 

COVID-19 Updates

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    DENTZEL CAROUSEL

    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. 


    HOURS OF OPERATION (2022)

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

    September: Saturday & Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm

     

    TICKETS

    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 are available for purchase:

    - in person during normal operating hours

    online >>

     

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    Carousel History

  • 100th Anniversary

    100th Anniversary

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    Virtual Tour