• 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

Directions

Visitors to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park enjoy a variety of history, nature, and recreation. The Park has multiple access points including Visitor Centers. Please click on each visitor center for specific directions and contact information. Park Maps are also available to help you plan your visit.

 
Upstream view of Lock 4 gates with water spilling through, flanked on each side by Georgetown rowhouses.
1057 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW Washington, DC 20007 (202-653-5190). For more information click on photo.
 
Great Falls Tavern Center with dogwood tree in bloom.
The Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center is located at 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD 20854 (301-767-3714).  For more information, click on photo.
 
Front of Brunswick Visitor Center
The Brunswick Visitor Center is located at 40 West Potomac Street Brunswick, MD 21716 (301-834-7100). For more information, click on photo.
NPS photo
 
Ferry Hill Plantation Home on top of a hill.
Ferry Hill Place is located at 16500 Sharspburg Pike, MD.  Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information, click on photo.


 
Cushwa Warehouse located on the Cushwa turning basin houses the Visitor Center.
The Williamsport Visitor Center is located at the Cushwa Basin, 205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795 (301-582-0813).  For more information, click on photo.
An NPS Photo
 
View of Bowles House- Hancock Visitor Center
The Hancock Visitor Center is located in the historic Bowles House near lock 52 on the canal.  The address is 439 East Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750
(301-745-5877).  For more information, click on photo.
NPS Photo
 
Photo Cumberland Visitor Center located in the Western Maryland Railway Building
The Cumberland Visitor Center is located in the Western Maryland Railway Station, Room 100, 13 Canal St., Cumberland, MD 21502 (301-722-8226). For more information, click on photo.
An NPS Photo

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