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 a 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: National Park Service