Located next to the Clara Barton House is Glen Echo Park. Established in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly (liberal arts center), Glen Echo later became the area's premier amusement park until 1968. It became at National Park Site in 1970. Today, you can still take art classes, watch a puppet show, ride the historic Dentzel Carousel or dance in the exquisite Spanish Ballroom. Walk upstream from Lockhouse 6 to mile 7.6 and take the footbridge across to MacArthur Boulevard. Glen Echo Park is approximately half a mile down MacArthur, toward the city.
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD 20812
Photo Credit: C&O Canal National Historical Park