Road to Big Slackwater Boat Ramp Closed
For 60 days contractors will be replacing the bridge on the road to the the boat ramp. The road will be closed for non-offical traffic. More »
15 Mile Creek Campground closed Evening of May 9
Attention Campers: Fifteenmile Creek Campground will be closed for repairs May 9th, 5pm to May 10th, 1pm. **The nearest alternative car-camping sites are Paw Paw Tunnel located on Mile 156.1 or McCoys Ferry on Mile 110.4. Thank you for your cooperation.
Howard Street Parking Lot Closed in Cumberland
Starting Mon. April 21, 2014, the paved lot under the I-68 Bridge at Howard St. used for long-term trail parking for the towpath and GAP will be closed for continued bridge repair. Use the gravel lot adjacent to the Footer Dye Works Building instead.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is open during daylight hours year round. The Great Falls Tavern, Williamsport and Cumberland visitor centers operate year round, while other park visitor centers operate on a seasonal schedule. All facilities are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For hours of operation, directions and visitor center information please select from the following list of visitor center locations.
Georgetown: Closed for 2014 season,
1057 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-653-5190
Great Falls Tavern: Open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm
Brunswick: Open Friday, 10:00-2:00, Saturday 10:00-4:00, and Sunday 1:00-4:00
Ferry Hill Place: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Friday through Sunday 10:00-3:00
Williamsport: Open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00-4:30
Hancock: Closed for 2014 season
Cumberland: Open Daily 9:00-5:00
Western Maryland Railway Station, Room 100, 13 Canal St., Cumberland, MD 21502
Did You Know?
Our park partners--the C&O Canal Trust and the C&O Canal Association--offer scholarships to schools to pay for buses. More...