Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812- Map It
(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 and workshops. Historic buildings house the working studios of glass and ceramics artisans as well as painters, photographers 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 Backroom Annex; and exhibitions displayed in the Popcorn Gallery. A 1921 Dentzel carousel operates May through September. A summer concert series is offered. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
Park free. Puppet shows $12. Tiny Tots puppet shows (ages 0-4) $6. Adventure Theatre MTC shows $19. Dances $8-$20. Carousel ride $1.25.
Hours: Park open daily 6 a.m.-1 a.m. Rangers provide park history tours Sat.-Sun. at 2. Carousel tours are given Sat.-Sun. at 10:30, May-Sept.; at 3:30, rest of year. 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. Popcorn Gallery open Sat.-Sun. noon-6. Concerts are held Thurs. at 7:30 p.m. in summer. Park office closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm all schedules.