Paw Paw Tunnel Towpath Open
The rockslide at Paw Paw Tunnel towpath has been cleared. The towpath is now open for hikers and bikers.
Georgetown Boat Rides Suspended
Boat rides at Georgetown are suspended until further notice. For a mule-drawn boat ride please contact Great Falls Tavern.
Plan a Field Trip
Education programs are offered throughout the park. To schedule a program please call the specified visitor center. All programs can be adapted to grades other than those listed.
For curriculum materials please click here.
Restrooms, bus parking, and picnic tables are provided at each location.
Great Falls, 301-767-3714
Educational Fee Waivers are available for entrance into Great Falls. Click here to download the form.
Canal Boat Rides
Grades K-12 1 hour $5 per person
Ask if a Meet the Mule program can be added before or after the boat ride.
Life on a Canal Boat
Erosion - Teacher-led program
Cumberland Visitor Center Tour
Boat Replica Tour of "The Cumberland"
Paw Paw Tunnel Tour
NOTE: Students must carry a flashlight and wear sturdy close-toed shoes.
Paw Paw Tunnel Trail
Bridging the Watershed
Did You Know?
Most freight boats on the C&O Canal were approximately 95 feet long and 14.5 feet wide while most locks were 100 feet long and 15 feet wide. This left boat captains little margin for error as they steered their boats into the locks, trying to avoid the $5.00 fine for damaging lock masonry.