Visitors to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park enjoy a variety of history, nature, and recreation. Six visitor centers and one contact station are available to serve the needs of the public. Please contact them to learn about park programs, ask questions, and request information.
Park Maps are also available to help you plan your visit.
Did You Know?
George Washington's dream of connecting the eastern states with the western frontier led to the creation of the Patowmack Company. Canals were built around unnavigable parts of the Potomac River for improved commerce. The C&O Canal inherited the right of way after the Patowmack Company's demise. More...