Welcome to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park! Join a park ranger for special children's programs scheduled throughout the year. Visit our online Junior Ranger Activity Book to learn more about programs in the park. You may also contact any of the six park visitor centers for ranger programs or special events.
Hey Kids! Did you know that 60 minutes of active and vigorous play outdoors keeps your body healthy? Junior Rangers across America are becoming Let's Move Outside Junior Rangers by staying active in their local national parks.
Ride a bike, take a walk, jog, or walk a dog along the towpath to help keep in shape. Click here for a fun Let's Move Outside activity!
For more fun, check out the Web Rangers website.
C&O Canal has two brand new TRACK Trails at Williamsport. Explore the outdoors with fun scavenger hunts. For more information go to our TRACK Trails page.
Did You Know?
Canal historians estimate approximately 35,000 laborers helped dig the canal as well as build aqueducts, culverts, locks, lock houses, etc. It took 22 years to build the canal from Georgetown, DC to Cumberland, MD. Much of the workforce were immigrants from Ireland and western Europe. More...