Paw Paw Tunnel Towpath Open
The rockslide at Paw Paw Tunnel towpath has been cleared. The towpath is now open for hikers and bikers.
Georgetown Boat Rides Suspended
Boat rides at Georgetown are suspended until further notice. For a mule-drawn boat ride please contact Great Falls Tavern.
Photos & Multimedia
Paw Paw Tunnel Podcast
Come explore the Paw Paw Tunnel on the C&O Canal and see one of the greatest engineering feats of its time! Click here to view.
Journey Through Hallowed Ground
C&O canal partnered with Journey Through Hallowed Ground and Springfield Middle School in Williamsport to produce six vodcasts depicting the Civil War on the C&O Canal at Williamsport. Students researched primary sources to write their own scripts. Props, costumes, storyboarding, location scouting, videography, and editing were all done by the students. Follow them on their journey to learn more about the Civil War along the canal at Williamsport.
Did You Know?
There are several gold mines in the Great Falls area. The largest of these is the Maryland Mine located at the intersection of Falls Road and MacArthur Boulevard near Potomac, Maryland. Gold was first discovered here by a Union soldier from Pennsylvania during the Civil War.