• Historic Shot of Canal Boat on the Canal

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

    National Historical Park DC,MD,WV

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Field Trips

A ranger in costume and Eva the Mule meet visitors.

Come visit us near Cumberland, Williamsport, or Great Falls, Maryland

NPS

The park partnered with talented teachers in local school districts to create Common Core curriculum-based field trips in Cumberland (Allegany County) and Williamsport (Washington County). Each of the field trips contains a STEM component.

Programs at Great Falls (Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's and nearby Counties) will be converted to Common Core during the 2014-2015 school year.

We also offer the Bridging the Watershed environmental education program for middle and high school students.

 

Did You Know?

Monocacy Aqueduct along C&O Canal.

Aqueducts are water filled bridges. Aqueducts carried the canal and boat traffic over major waterways, like rivers. Of the 11 aqueducts built along the canal, the Monocacy Aqueduct is the longest at 516 feet, its seven arches constructed mainly of stone quarried from nearby Sugarloaf Mountain. More...