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The Carousel at National Harbor

Just when you thought you couldn’t love this place any more… National Harbor has a new waterfront attraction with never-ending appeal!


The Carousel at National Harbor is a 36-foot Americana-themed carousel featuring a herd of whimsical creatures and the sparkling Potomac as a backdrop.  The area housing the carousel features a newly-built playground, toddler play area and picnic tables for families looking to relax and soak up some sun at the harbor.


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 at The Carousel at National Harbor. Bring your own party snacks and supplies or let us handle the details; the choice is yours! Party packages that include everything from supplies to cake to food to goody bags are available. We look forward to helping you host a truly memorable “big day” for your little ones.


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


The carousel also offers a guaranteed-to-please outing for any type of children’s group including sports teams, day care classes, youth groups and scout troops. It’s the perfect location for lunch after a class trip to the National Children’s Museum with the most amazing recess in town! Special rate options are available for groups of 10 or more.


The carousel is located on National Plaza at the north end of National Harbor along the waterfront.


Carousel Hours of Operation:

Friday & Saturday: 12pm-8pm

Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Buy tickets HERE


The Carousel at National Harbor

137 National Plaza

National Harbor, MD 20745