Christian and James Lowe on Carousel Day at Glen Echo. Ride it in May and June because in 2019, the carousel will be closed for construction from July through September. It will reopen in Spring 2020.
Photo by Deb Stevens.
The historic Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo is open only until the end of June this year because it will close for construction for major repairs that begin in July.
The historic Dentzel carousel has operated in Glen Echo Park since 1921.
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 carousel was fully restored – including each animal. The carousel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Carousel at Glen Echo is open until the end of June, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The cost is $1.25 per ride; all riders must purchase a ticket. Payment by cash is preferred, but please note that there is no ATM onsite at the Park. Payment by credit card is now also accepted in the Carousel ticket booth with a $5 minimum charge for credit card sales.