Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park (HM2EFH)

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N 38° 57.986', W 77° 8.306'

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George Washington Memorial Parkway

—National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

Fun is where you find it...

Glen Echo Park, the Washington DC Metro area's premier amusement park from 1898 to 1968, is the only amusement park preserved by the National Park system. In the early 1890's this was a National Chautauqua Assembly, an arts and education colony. In 1960, Howard University students and local residents led Civil Rights protests that opened the Park to all races. Today artists come to learn and create amidst reminders of a rich and inspiring past.

Angel of the Battlefield

Take a short walk over to Clara Barton National Historic Site and discover the story of Clara Barton, Civil War Heroine and visionary founder of the American Red Cross.

Barton, the first President of the American Red Cross, settled in Glen Echo at the invitation of Edwin and Edward Baltzley, founders of the 53rd National Chautauqua Assembly. Visit the first National Park dedicated to the accomplishments of an American woman and learn about Miss Barton's many achievements.
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314732 N 4315226
Decimal Degrees38.96643333, -77.13843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.986', W 77° 8.306'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 59.16" N, 77° 8' 18.36" W
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