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3rd Annual Photo Contest!

Calling all photographers, professional and ameteur! Submit your photos to the respective categories listed above for your chance to win a $500 gift card! Category winners will be chosen August 31st, 2018 and each will receive a $100 gift card. The grand prize photo will be voted on by YOU, and the winning photographer will win a $500 gift card! Contest end 8/31/18, submit your photos today! 

The Carousel is Open 7-days a week: Sunday-Thursday, 12pm-8pm, Friday & Saturday, 12pm-10pm!

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!

Party Packages:

Silver Package- $225+tax, includes:

  • 2 hours of reserved space in the picnic area
  • Unlimited use of the playground
  • Unlimited Carousel rides
  • 1 dozen balloons
  • 1 Party Captain

Gold Package- $250+tax, includes:

  • Everything in Silver Package, plus
  • 1 5oz. Dippin' Dots treat per child

Platinum Package- $300 +tax, includes:

  • Everything in Gold Package, plus
  • 10 printed Kodak photos
  • 1 animal party had per child

Click here to download our 2018 birthday party brochure- now taking reservations!

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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