• Historic Shot of Canal Boat on the Canal

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

    National Historical Park DC,MD,WV

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  • Campground Closure

    7/10/14 Due to tree damage and hazardous trees, Cacapon Junction Hiker Biker Campground will be closed for approximatly a week as crews cleam up from storm damage. Please use the next upstream or downstream campsite.

  • Campground Closure

    7/10/14 Due to tree damage and hazardous trees, Cacapon Junction Hiker Biker Campground will be closed for approximatly a week as crews cleam up from storm damage. Please use the next upstream or downstream campsite.

  • Campground Closure

    7/10/14 Due to tree damage and hazardous trees, Cacapon Junction Hiker Biker Campground will be closed for approximatly a week as crews cleam up from storm damage. Please use the next upstream or downstream campsite.

  • Campground Closure

    7/10/14 Due to tree damage and hazardous trees, Cacapon Junction Hiker Biker Campground will be closed for approximatly a week as crews cleam up from storm damage. Please use the next upstream or downstream campsite.

  • Use Caution on Towpath

    7/10/14- Park Maintenance Crews have removed over 300 trees from the towpath in the last 2 days. Debris and small limbs may still cover the towpath. Crews will continue cleanup efforts over the next few weeks.

  • Towpath Reroute!

    6/14/14- Towpath breach at MM 106, just below Dam #5. Towpath Detour in place (this detour does not leave park property). Please be aware of possible towpath hazards due to heavy rains.

  • Water Pump Handles Temporarily Removed

    Purslane Run, Stickpile, Evitts Creek Hiker-Biker Campgrounds and Paw Paw Campground water pump handles have been removed due to bad water samples. Handles will be installed when good water samples are received.

  • Parking Lot Closure

    CSX is now beginning a phase of their bridge project that requires the closure of the Lock 74 parking lot for approximatly 18 months. Access to visitor parking near Lock 75 is now re-opened with a gravel parking lot at the site.

  • Boat Rides at Great Falls

    Regularly scheduled tour times for the mule-drawn canal boat at Great Falls have changed. In July and August 2014 tours will be offered Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00, 1:30 and 3:00. Please call the Visitor Center for more info: 301-767-3714. More »

  • Campground Closure

    7/10/14 Due to tree damage and hazardous trees, Cacapon Junction Hiker Biker Campground will be closed for approximatly a week as crews cleam up from storm damage. Please use the next upstream or downstream campsite.

  • Campground Closure

    7/10/14 Due to tree damage and hazardous trees, Cacapon Junction Hiker Biker Campground will be closed for approximatly a week as crews cleam up from storm damage. Please use the next upstream or downstream campsite.

  • Campground Closure

    7/10/14 Due to tree damage and hazardous trees, Cacapon Junction Hiker Biker Campground will be closed for approximatly a week as crews cleam up from storm damage. Please use the next upstream or downstream campsite.

  • Campground Closure

    7/10/14 Due to tree damage and hazardous trees, Cacapon Junction Hiker Biker Campground will be closed for approximatly a week as crews cleam up from storm damage. Please use the next upstream or downstream campsite.

Event Details

  • Every Sunday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 05/24/2014 to 08/31/2014

    Location: Ferry Hill Plantation, Sharpsburg Maryland Fee Information: Free

Learn about the families that lived throughout the years at the Ferry Hill Plantation and how their lives intertwined with the C&O Canal.