Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo, MD

Where are we going?

Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo
MD 20812


What is there to do?

Glen Echo Park is a historically important place for the family to visit in Maryland! Way back in 1911 it was transformed into a premier amusement park in DC, until it actually closed down in 1968.

Luckily for families like you, the National Park Service took it over in 1971, and made it what it is today, which is a fun and entertaining experience for the whole family to enjoy!

With year round cultural and recreational activities, it's great for anyone - of any age! Glen Echo Park is particularly great for kids, where they can spend their days making crafts, or even making a movie! There are puppet shows to enjoy, or they can get out and enjoy nature. It is a park after all!

Did you ever think you would find a park with a play group that they can join, or a park where they can become a writer? You never know - you might have a Hemmingway or a Tolstoy in the family! Do the kids dream or becoming a dancer, or a musician? At Glen Echo Park they can get one step closer to their dreams! 

Those active kids can spend some time using up all of their energy in the local playground, or even ride that famous carousel which will take them back in time to how families used to spend their summer days together! 

The park is also great for some planned Ranger-led programs and activities, including a Carousel Tour, a Park History Tour, and even educate kids on the Civil Rights Story from way back in the 1960s. 

A fun family day out in a place where families have been enjoying each other’s company for over 100 years, and one that families of Maryland today should experience too! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free entry but rides and classes individually charged

Children: Same as adult


Need a little extra help?

The park is accessible but check with information some of the rides and attractions if you have a disability.


When can we go?

Grounds open daily from 6am - 1am (the next day)

All year round


Any top tips?

All the tours and attractions have different times and costs, so just check before you go what you are hoping to see, then you can plan accordingly!

I’m Hungry!

There are lots of snacks to enjoy at the park, so get those pennies and enjoy those treats!

Healthy Eating

Always bring a bottle of water and some healthy snacks - it's great for kids to keep their energy up! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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