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Great Falls National Park

Great Falls National Park9200 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 285-2966

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Great Falls on the Potomac River plunges seventy-six feet through a deep gorge. In 1785, George Washington formed the Patowmack Company to built a canal and locks for navigation around the falls, to facilitate commerce to the Ohio country frontier. Some of the canal and a lock have been preserved and can be viewed. The ruins of Matildaville, a small eighteenth-century village associated with the hoped of commercial success of the canal, are also visible. Ruins are located in Great Falls Park which is owned and operated by the National Park Service. Free admission but parking fee. This 800-acre park has views of the falls, 15 miles of hiking trails, and 5 miles of trails for horseback and biking. Ranger guided walks. Picnic facilities.

Open: Open daily year round Admission: Free

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