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February 08, 2016
C&O Canal NHP Announces Conococheague Aqueduct Rehabilitation Funding Provided through the NPS Centennial Challenge Program
C&O Canal NHP Announces Conococheague Aqueduct Rehabilitation Funding Provided through the NPS Centennial Challenge Program

February 05, 2016
Winter Programs at the Great Falls Tavern
The Great Falls Tavern will be hosting several afternoon talks and presentations in the final weeks of winter.

February 03, 2016
C&O Canal Celebrates African American History Month
The C&O Canal celebrates African American history month with events and classroom visits.

January 23, 2016
Plowing and emergency response efforts continue in national parks in the Greater Washington Area
Plowing and emergency response efforts are far from over in national parks in and around the Nation’s Capital. All national park programs are canceled, and facilities will remain closed through at least Sunday.

January 21, 2016
C&O Canal NHP Cautions Visitors During Snow and Ice Events
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) urges park visitors to use caution during the snow and ice event predicted for the park beginning on Friday, January 22.

January 20, 2016
Temporary Closure of C&O Canal Towpath in Carderock Area
Temporary Closure of C&O Canal Towpath in Carderock Area

January 06, 2016
Celebrate C and O Canal National Historical Park’s 45th Birthday and the National Park Service Centennial on January 8 and 9
Join C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP) to celebrate its 45th birthday on January 8 in Cumberland, Md. and January 9 at Great Falls Tavern in Potomac, Md.

December 30, 2015
Towpath Repair and Resurfacing
Towpath repair and resurfacing will be taking place between mile markers 117-123 starting January 4th.

December 28, 2015
C&O Canal New Year's Day Centennial Events
C&O Canal NHP celebrates the 2016 Centennial Year with park events

December 18, 2015
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Announces New Chief of Business Management
Dr. Daniel Filer, formerly the Partnerships Coordinator for the C&O Canal, will assume his new role as Chief of Business Management on December 27th.

October 15, 2015
Entrance Road Improvement Project
Starting October 5, 2015 through January 12, 2016, safety improvement work will be performed on the entrance and access roads in the Great Falls Tavern area in Potomac, Maryland.

September 18, 2015
Rabid Deer Killed After Charging Park Ranger
Visitors advised to report contact

September 17, 2015
C&O Canal Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid in a Park Initiative
New national program encourages families and classes to visit National Parks. Starting September 1st, 4th grade students can now go to www.everykidinapark.gov.

September 14, 2015
Battle of Shepherdstown Commemoration
C&O Canal NHP will be hosting a unique Living History event in the area around Ferry Hill Plantation and Lock 38 on the C&O Canal on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, just across the Potomac River from Shepherdstown, WV. This event will not only commemorate the 153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Shepherdstown, but will offer visitors a glimpse into the lives of African Americans at Ferry Hill and working the Canal during the Civil War years. The free event takes place over two days.

August 18, 2015
C and O Canal Will Celebrate Williamsport’s Canal Days on August 22 and 23
The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and C&O Canal National Historical Park wants you to join the party! Come visit the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, MD and celebrate with free events Saturday and Sunday August 22 and 23.

July 18, 2015
Ferry Hill Plantation in Sharpsburg, Maryland Hosts Events on July 18 and July 25
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) announces Ferry Hill Plantation House (Ferry Hill Place) in Sharpsburg will be hosting events on Saturday, July 18, 2015 and Saturday, July 25, 2015, in conjunction with the upcoming National Park Service Centennial.

June 30, 2015
Re-Release of the C and O Canal Handbook
The revised Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Official National Park Handbook has been re-released by the C&O Canal Association and is available for sale in C&O Canal National Historical Park Visitor Centers or on-line at www.candocanal.org/store.html and at www.eparks.com/store/.

June 17, 2015
C and O Canal partners help expand outreach to WV youth
On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, local students participated in a check hand-off event with members from Freedom’s Run, Eastern Area Health Education Center (EAHEC), and the C&O Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) at the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, Maryland.

June 11, 2015
C and O Canal NHP Issues a Finding of No Significant Impact FONSI for Restoration of Canal Operations at Hancock Md
The National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Restoration of Canal Operations at Hancock, Maryland.

June 05, 2015
Songs of the Canal Era 19th Century Musical Diversions at the Historic Great Falls Tavern
Join us on Saturday June 6, (rain date of Sunday June 7) for the Washington Revels Maritime Voices performance at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. This 19th century musical ensemble will revive songs featuring life on the canals and waterways of 19th-Century America as well as other traditional songs from the time period. The program is outdoors and will be offered at 11:45 and 2:15.

June 05, 2015
C and O Canal Announces Cumberland Heritage Days Programs
Cumberland, Md. - The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) will celebrate the 47th Annual Heritage Days Festival in Cumberland with several events at Canal Place on Saturday, June 13, 2015

May 20, 2015
C and O Canal in Western Maryland Provides Replica Launch Boat Tours and More Visitor Services Beginning Memorial Day Weekend
Williamsport, MD – The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) welcomes visitors to the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, Canal Place in Cumberland, Ferry Hill Plantation in Sharpsburg, Bowles House in Hancock, and Brunswick Visitor Center starting Memorial Day weekend.

May 12, 2015
Fee Increase
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) will charge increased entrance, amenity and camping fees beginning June 1, 2015, only in locations where fees currently are collected.

May 12, 2015
Carderock Picnic Pavilion and Marsden Tract Group Campsite Reservations Go Online
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park has transitioned to an online reservation system for its two group recreation fee sites in Montgomery County, Maryland: the Carderock Picnic Pavilion and Marsden Tract Group Campground. The new reservation system will simplify the process for groups who will now be able to instantly access calendars to check availability and access detailed information about the facilities.

May 11, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Public Comments on Invasive Plant Management Plan for 15 National Capital Region Parks
Washington – The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public scoping comments on an Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for 15 national parks in the greater Washington DC region. The plan/EA will identify long-term strategies to reduce impacts and threats from invasive plants, and will provide opportunities for restoring native plant communities and historic landscapes. Comments are being accepted through June 10, 2015 and can be submitted online.

May 11, 2015
Towpath Repair and Resurfacing Mile Post 74 - 76
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park announces the award for towpath repairs between Mile Marker 74 – 76, just above Lock 38 to Snyders Landing Boat Ramp. This work will start approximately the 11th of May. The total construction period will run approximately 2 months. The towpath will remain open to visitors with only minor (5 to 10 minute) delays expected.

April 14, 2015
Find Your Park at C and O Canal NHP during National Park Week
“Find Your Park” while you explore 184.5 miles of history, natural features, and recreation along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park during National Park Week from April 18-26. On April 18 and 19, the C&O Canal NHP will offer fee free days, while also hosting special programs for National Junior Ranger Day on April 18. The park will also feature 3 volunteer events to show your “Canal Pride”.

April 06, 2015
Washington DC Area National Parks Join Find Your Park Movement
National capital region parks join national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. To inspire area residents to find their park and to help engage a new generation of park stewards, area parks will offer fee free days on April 18 and 19. Several area parks will also offer special programs throughout National Park Week, which runs April 18-26, and on National Junior Ranger Day, April 18.

March 12, 2015
NPS Still Accepting Comments on White-Tailed Deer Management Plan for Two Historical Parks
The National Park Service (NPS) would like to remind the pubic of the on-going comment period to inform a White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for Harpers Ferry and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal national historical parks. Public scoping comments are being accepted through March 20, 2015.

February 10, 2015
National Park Service Accepting Comments on White-Tailed Deer Management Plan for Two Historical Parks
The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting public input in developing a White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for Harpers Ferry and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal national historical parks. A joint plan is being developed because both parks face similar issues caused by high densities of deer. Public scoping comments are being accepted through March 20, 2015

April 02, 2013
Paw Paw Tunnel Rockslide Update
Superintended Kevin Brandt announced today park crews began clearing stone debris off of the canal towpath just downstream of the Paw Paw Tunnel.

 

 

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