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The Carousel is open:

Friday-Sunday, 12pm-8pm

Monday-Thursday, Closed

This 36-foot, Americana-themed carousel sits on National Plaza at the north end of National Harbor along the waterfront. In addition, enjoy the nearby newly-built playground, toddler play area and picnic tables for families looking to relax and soak up some sun at the harbor. The Carousel is ADA accessible, offering ramps and benches on the ride, as well as a clip-in area for one wheelchair.

Birthday Parties at The Carousel

And since all kids love a Carousel, National Harbor now features a special event option grown-ups can get equally excited about! Birthday party planning is a breeze – bring your own party snacks and supplies or let us handle the details; the choice is yours!

Our party packages include everything from supplies to cake to food to goody bags. We look forward to helping you host a truly memorable “big day” for your little ones.

Click here to download our Birthday Party Brochure and Reservation Form.

For more information about hosting a birthday party or event at the Carousel, please email


Carousel Ticket Prices:
$7 per child for unlimited rides
Adults ride FREE
Purchase tickets HERE
$5 Military discount- tickets purchased on site with valid Military ID

The Capital Wheel and The Carousel Combination Tickets Package:
Child: $15.50 per child
Outing 25 – 999: $15.00 per person
Outing 1000+: $13.00 per person
* All prices plus tax.

The Carousel at National Harbor
137 National Plaza
National Harbor, MD 20745

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