Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

1057 Thomas Jefferson St., NW,
Washington, DC 20007
(202)653-5190


The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, running 184.5 miles along the Potomac River between Washington, D.C. and Cumberland, Maryland,  preserves the remnants of America's colorful canal era when products gently down the canal to market. The canal linked the rapidly growing west to the east playing an important role in the growth and development of our country  Mule-drawn boat trips available (April-Oct.). Wide towpaths open to bikers, joggers and hikers. The main entrance, visitor center and coach parking at Great Falls (MD).

Open 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Admission: $5 per car. Visitor Center Metro: None 

Links: C & O National Park Website