Stretching 184.5 miles from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown in Washington D.C. to the quiet mountains of Cumberland, Maryland, the C & O Canal requires constant attention and care from park staff and volunteers.
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Did You Know?
The Paw Paw Tunnel is 3,118 feet long and is lined with almost six million bricks. The 2/3 mile long tunnel saved the canal builders almost six miles of construction along the Paw Paw bends of the Potomac River. The project took twelve years to complete. The tunnel was only wide enough for single lane traffic. More...