National Park Service

The George Washington Memorial Parkway, which includes Glen Echo Park and the Clara Barton National Historic Site, is one of almost 400 national parks in the United States. The National Park Service (NPS) cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. For information on National Park Service ranger-led Tours, as well as films about the history of Glen Echo Park, please go to NPS Films & Tours.

 

Ranger Station

The National Park Service ranger station at Glen Echo Park is located in the lower level of the red brick building next to the carousel.

 

Oral History Project

Share your memories Glen Echo Park with current and future generations through our oral history project. Call the ranger station for more information.

 

 

Junior Ranger Programs

 

There are several ways children can become Junior Rangers at Glen Echo Park:

 

Junior Ranger Booklet: This booklet contains activities about Clara Barton NHS and Glen Echo Park. Kids can earn two badges.

 

Civil Rights Junior Ranger Booklet: Kids can learn how history was made by students and local neighbors during the 1960 Civil Rights Protests at Glen Echo Amusement Park.

 

Junior Ranger Camps: For kids 9–12. Explore Clara Barton NHS and Glen Echo Park during these free two-day summer camps. Call 301.320.1400 for reservations and dates.

 

Online at nps.gov/clba:

 

Traveling Clara Barton: Similar to a “Flat Stanley” activity, kids mail (or bring) a drawing of Miss Barton to six different Civil War sites and discover how she helped soldiers.

 

Clara Barton National Historic Site Virtual Tour: Students in Grades 2 and up can complete online activities about Miss Barton and earn a Web Ranger badge.

 

Visit www.nps.gov/glec for more information about the National Park Service at Glen Echo Park.