2009 Holiday Special Event at Great Falls
C&O Canal National Historical Park News Release
Holiday Music at the Historic Great Falls Tavern
Potomac, MD. – The C&O Canal National Historical Park invites you to celebrate the holiday season at the Great Falls Tavern on Saturday, December 5 th from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Festivities will feature a free concert of 19 th Century musical selections by the Gilmore’s Light Ensemble. Light refreshments will be available, and a $5.00 entrance fee to the park, per single vehicle, will be charged.
The Gilmore’s Light Ensemble, dressed in mid-1800's era clothing, compose traditional 19th century music using hammered dulcimer, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and accordion instruments.
The Great Falls, Maryland area of the C & O Canal National Historical Park is located at the intersection of Falls Rd. and MacArthur Blvd. in Potomac, Maryland. For more information about the concert and the park, contact Mark Myers at 301-767-3714.
Did You Know?
Canal historians estimate approximately 35,000 laborers helped dig the canal as well as build aqueducts, culverts, locks, lock houses, etc. It took 22 years to build the canal from Georgetown, DC to Cumberland, MD. Much of the workforce were immigrants from Ireland and western Europe.