Boat Rides at Great Falls
Due to low water levels in the Great Falls area, please call the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center (301-767-3714) in advance of your trip to confirm the mule-drawn boat tour schedule.
These pre and post visit materials will help teachers prepare students for their visit to the park. They can be used for grades 3-5.
It is suggested to view the Journey on the C and O Canal power point before visiting the park. Other activities can be done as either pre or post visit.
Journey on the C and O Canal
Did You Know?
Transporting goods and people by canal dates back to antiquity. The lock gates used on the C&O Canal were an adaptation of a design by Leonardo DaVinci in the late 1400's. Until the advent of the railroad, water travel was far superior to land travel.