Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812- Map It
Phone: (301) 634-2222

AAA Editor Notes

Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. More than 1,000 arts classes are offered to the public each year, and an artists-in-residence program presents performances, exhibitions, classes, workshops and summer camps. Historic buildings house the working studios of glass and ceramics artisans as well as painters, photographers, silversmiths and musicians. Year-round highlights include the Puppet Co. and Adventure Theatre MTC children's performances; social dances in the Spanish Ballroom, Bumper Car Pavilion and Ballroom Back Room; and exhibitions displayed in the Park View, Popcorn and Stone Tower galleries. A 1921 Dentzel carousel operates May through September. A summer concert series is offered. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Park free. Puppet shows $12. Tiny Tots puppet shows (ages 0-4) $6. Adventure Theatre MTC shows $19.50. Dances $8-$20. Carousel ride $1.25.
Hours: Park open daily 6 a.m.-1 a.m. Ranger park history tours by 3-day advance reservation. Carousel tours are given Sat.-Sun. by advance reservation. Children's theater performances are presented Wed.-Fri. morning, Sat.-Sun. morning and afternoon. Dances are held most Thurs. 8:15-11:30 p.m., Fri. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m.-midnight, Sun. 3-6 and 7:30-10:30 p.m. Carousel operates Wed.-Fri. 10-2, Sat.-Sun. noon-6, May-Aug.; Sat.-Sun. noon-6, in Sept. Park View Gallery Mon.-Sat. 10-6. Popcorn and Stone Tower galleries Sat.-Sun. noon-6. Concerts are held Thurs. at 7:30 p.m. in summer. Food is available Thurs.-Sun. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Mon.-Wed. 10-4. Park office closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm all schedules.