• Coal Cargo Boat in the middle of the Canal being pulled by a mule team on the right hand side.

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

    National Historical Park DC,MD,WV

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December 19, 2014
National Park Service and Outdoor Foundation Select C and O Canal Association as 2014 Challenge Cost Share Program Recipient
Today the National Park Service and the Outdoor Foundation announced recipients of the 2014 Challenge Cost Share Program, which supports projects that promote urban outreach, youth engagement and connecting people to the outdoors. The partners selected 20 projects, from 187 applications, and will award nearly $400,000 that will be matched by an additional $885,000 in direct and in-kind contributions from recipients. A total of 14,000 youth are expected to be engaged through the program.

December 17, 2014
C and O Canal Hiring Local Educators at Great Falls in Potomac MD
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) seeks local educators to assist with delivery of new park education programs in Montgomery County, Maryland. The C&O Canal Trust, the park’s official non-profit partner, will offer a daily stipend to educators. A training workshop will be held for new recruits in February 2015 at the C&O Canal Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. Educators will work side-by-side with park staff to deliver outdoor education programs along the historic canal towpath and the Potomac Gorge area.

December 12, 2014
Public Meeting on Fletchers Cove River Access
C&O Canal National Historical Park to host a public meeting to solicit input on Fletchers Cove river access

December 11, 2014
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park announces new Deputy Superintendent
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) is pleased to announce John A. Noel has been selected as the park’s Deputy Superintendent effective November 16, 2014.

November 24, 2014
Holiday Music at the Great Falls Tavern
Come and join in the festive mood of the holiday season at the Great Falls Tavern in the C&O Canal National Historical Park. On Sunday, December 7th at 1:00 pm, join the Gilmore’s Light Ensemble as they perform 19th century holiday music and carols at the Great Falls Tavern. The Gilmore’s Light Ensemble plays and sings traditional 19th century music using hammered dulcimer, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and accordion wearing clothing of the mid-1800’s. The concert lasts from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm and is free. Light refreshments will be served. There is an entrance fee to the park of $5.00 per single vehicle.

October 14, 2014
Towpath Restoration at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
CABIN JOHN, MD – The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park will be conducting towpath repairs from mile marker 5 (Lock 5) to mile marker 7 (Lock 7). Repairs include fixing eroded towpath areas, as well as resurfacing of the towpath. Work will take place during the hours of 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M, Monday through Friday. Visitors can expect delays in this area of up to 15 minutes and are urged to use caution while visiting this area of the park. Repairs are expected to begin October 14, 2014 and take approximately 6 weeks.

September 26, 2014
C and O Canal Seeks Interested Parties for Short Term Agricultural Lease in Allegany County
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is seeking interested applicants for the agricultural use of two parcels of land in Allegany County: • 61-acre parcel of land referred to as the “Paw Paw Farm”, located in Oldtown, Maryland • 14-acre parcel of land referred to as the “Town Creek Farm”, located in Oldtown, Maryland. The land can be used for hay and/or pasture. Agricultural use permits will begin on April 15th, 2015 and will be issued for a one-year period.

September 26, 2014
C and O Canal seeks interested parties for short term agricultural lease in Washington County
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is seeking interested applicants for the agricultural use of a 36-acre parcel of land in Washington County. The available parcel is referred to as the “Park Head Farm” and is located in Big Pool, Maryland. The land can be used for row crops and/or hay. Agricultural use permits will begin on April 15th, 2015 and will be issued for a one-year period

September 22, 2014
C and O Canal National Historical Park to host a public meeting for the restoration of canal operations at Hancock Maryland
The National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is conducting a public meeting on the Restoration of Canal Operations at Hancock, Maryland, Environmental Assessment. The public is invited to an Open House on September 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Hancock Town Hall, 126 W. High Street, Hancock, MD, where the public can review information about the project and ask questions of staff specialists.

September 08, 2014
C and O Canal invites public to comment on canal restorations at hancock maryland
The National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is conducting a public review of the Restoration of Canal Operations at Hancock, Maryland, Environmental Assessment, September 2014.

September 03, 2014
C and O Canal ramps up outdoor education for Montgomery County students thanks to partner support
On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00, students from Chevy Chase, Maryland, were the first to experience the new curriculum-based canal boat ride aboard the Charles F. Mercer, a reproduction packet boat.

August 28, 2014
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Receives 2014 Ticket to Ride Grant from the National Park Foundation
– Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is one of 65 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park’s Canal Classrooms Education Program empowers student-driven discovery and learning along 184.5 miles of historic canal towpath. Engaging school aged students in science, math, history, engineering and technology, Canal Classrooms features opportunities to connect with tens of thousands of students across grade levels, content areas and school districts.

August 14, 2014
Sunday Circle Talk at Ferry Hill Plantation Saving History in the National Park Service
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) welcomes visitors to the Sunday Circle Talk at Ferry Hill Plantation (Ferry Hill Place) on Sunday August 17, 2014, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

July 28, 2014
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is one of 28 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Park Stewards grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The Park Stewards Grant will support the development of a Citizens Scientists Program at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park developed in partnership with the Washington County Public Schools’ Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview and a South Hagerstown high school science teacher.

May 28, 2014
Ferry Hill Plantation in Sharpsburg Maryland Opens for Summer Weekends
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) announces the weekend opening of the Ferry Hill Plantation House (Ferry Hill Place), located in Sharpsburg, Maryland. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from10:00am to 3:00pm, Ferry Hill Place welcomes visitors, free of charge, to catch a glimpse into Civil War and C&O Canal History. The exhibit center at Ferry Hill Place will be open every summer weekend throughSunday, August 31, 2014.

May 16, 2014
DC Water investigating Possible Sanitary Sewer Overflow in C and O Canal National Historical Park
DC Water is investigating a possible Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) overnight in C & O Canal National Historical Park.

May 09, 2014
Capital Crescent Trail Now Open Following Clean-up and Repairs
Capital Crescent Trail Now Open Following Clean-up and Repairs

April 30, 2014
Big Slackwater Bridge Reopened
Replacement work completed

February 18, 2014
CSX to perform work near Lock 74
Work near Lock 74

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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