Glen Echo

The Baltzley Brothers established Glen Echo Park as a Chautauqua in an effort to promote the surrounding area in real estate development.  The town was incorporated in 1906 and notes as a successful amusement park.  The park is now operated by the National Park Service as an arts center.

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Clara Barton National Historic Site

Visit the house of the founder of the American Red Cross during the last 15 years of her life.

Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park was established in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly. Later the site became the area’s premier amusement…

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Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park is one of the DC area’s cultural treasures! Formerly an amusement park, now an arts and cultural…

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The BFG

Bethesda

Little orphan Sophie cant sleep. When she peeks out the window, she is surprised to see a giant. Hes surprised to see her too and whisks Sophie away to his home in Giant Country. But this is no ordinary giant; Sophies giant is the worlds ONLY friendly giant. He operates in the strictest of secrecy to bring good dreams to the human world. Other giants steal and have a nasty habit of eating children! To save the children of England, Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) embark on a magical journey to Buckingham Palace.

The BFG

Bethesda

Little orphan Sophie cant sleep. When she peeks out the window, she is surprised to see a giant. Hes surprised to see her too and whisks Sophie away to his home in Giant Country. But this is no ordinary giant; Sophies giant is the worlds ONLY friendly giant. He operates in the strictest of secrecy to bring good dreams to the human world. Other giants steal and have a nasty habit of eating children! To save the children of England, Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) embark on a magical journey to Buckingham Palace.

The BFG

Bethesda

Little orphan Sophie cant sleep. When she peeks out the window, she is surprised to see a giant. Hes surprised to see her too and whisks Sophie away to his home in Giant Country. But this is no ordinary giant; Sophies giant is the worlds ONLY friendly giant. He operates in the strictest of secrecy to bring good dreams to the human world. Other giants steal and have a nasty habit of eating children! To save the children of England, Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) embark on a magical journey to Buckingham Palace.