Mules are amazing hybrids! Watch this captioned video to learn about what made mules the ideal choice for canal boat operations, and see how National Park Service rangers train and care for the mules today.
This non-narrated video takes viewers on a trip down the canal from Cumberland, Maryland, to Georgetown. See aqueducts, lift locks, the Paw Paw Tunnel, the Great Falls of the Potomac, birds, turtles, wildflowers, and more amazing resources waiting to be discovered on your 184.5 mile long journey.
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Watch an Edison movie filmed on the C&O Canal in 1917, courtesy of the Library of Congress
Take a virtual tour of the canal, courtesy of the C&O Canal Trust